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  1. Apr 2017
    1. Driving this shift is Taiwan’s underlying geopolitical strategy to decrease its dependence on Mainland China and increase its ties with the rest of Asia.

      Taiwan's goals on becoming a pan-Asian identity through decreasing its dependence on Mainland China may not have been the best or well thought out plan. This is because it can cause a lot of negative outcomes. One reason may be that the US does not recognise Taiwan's Independence, ending all diplomatic relations with them but not with China. This is a prime example of how even though Taiwan is looking for change and trying to become pan-Asian, the rest of the world may not share their ideology.