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Taiwanese identity arises from unique past

By Jerome Keating

To be sure, there are still unresolved elements, such as just retribution for the stolen state assets and transitional justice for all the numerous past political crimes. Nevertheless, identity-wise, Taiwanese have found in democracy the true expression of their creole, syncretic or hybrid nature. Let no other state try to take it away.

Jerome Keating is a writer based in Taipei.

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