No matter what, China is Taiwan’s neighbor. Compared to the possible military conflict that might break out anytime between North and South Korea, Taiwan is better off. South Koreans must be very envious.
Although the Chinese power transition was not democratic, this enlightened autocratic state is very unlikely to produce a little hooligan that strains the nerves of the whole world and even threatens to plunge millions of people into misery.
The Korean war, which ended 60 years ago, gave Taiwan a new lease on life. Luckily the two sides of the Taiwan Strait have now managed to end the risk of war.
In addition to treasuring what we have, we can only pray for the people of North and South Korea.
Huang Juei-min is a law professor at Providence University.
TRANSLATED BY EDDY CHANG