min is actually a bunch of ancestral chinese people. "min nan" means min southerners. min nan yu is their dialect (a local language, not unlike cantonese)...badgerxbutt wrote:Surely its geographical location leans more toward being South East? Also, Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung are politically recognised as South East Asian cities.
The Taiwanese language (Hokkien/Min Nan/Lan-Nang) is also recognised as South East Asian. I know they also speak Mandarin, but being mixed with Taiwanese myself, I find that my family speak in Hokkien unless they're addressing a foreigner. I've found that to be true of most people in Taipei also.
The native Taiwanese also have the same base ancestry to the Filipinos (Austronesians; originally in Taiwan then spread to the Philippines).
I've heard the same questioned about Macau and Hong Kong.
Any thoughts, guys?
How exactly are they recognized as being South East Asian cities? And what does 'politically recognized' means? Is there an official body that groups cities?badgerxbutt wrote:why are three Taiwanese cities recognised as major cities of South East Asia, yet the actual country is not?
Can they actually bend over far enough to do that effectively?teck21 wrote:I personally think every single Asian country that ever came under colonial rule (or was a victim of it) should stick lots of their country's flags in a symbolic area to remind themselves never to let it happen again.
badgerxbutt wrote:ScoobyDoes - nobody has mentioned anything about China.
I personally think every single Asian country that ever came under colonial rule (or was a victim of it) should stick lots of their country's flags in a symbolic area to remind themselves never to let it happen again.
Well, kind of correct, not too far off.SGBoyxxx wrote: for what I know in fact china always want to take back taiwan
same apply for HK
but taiwan hold it stand and claim taiwan as independent country of it own.
teck21 wrote:Scooby, I realize that alot of people use the terms Far East and Middle Est without ackowledging or even being aware of the connotations, it's simply a matter of preference for me.
ScoobyDoes wrote: History is just that......history. We accept it, learn from it and move on. Most countries have something in the past they are not proud of, well no let's change that, ALL countries will have things in their past they can ill be proud of.
Holding certain countries accountable whilst not others is a little half hearted even when those countries themselves are not too proud of their past.
Each to his own but i feel no guilt or shame on behalf of the generations that went before me, it does not reflect on who I am or what I stand for.
Vaucluse wrote: May I just give you a simple round of and would recommend this post as 'Wisdom of the year', even though it is only January.
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