“I think we all feel quite strongly that our relationship with Taiwan is a long-term thing, and it won’t be cut off by this deportation or by a three-year ban. Actually, we see Taiwan as a second home and fully expect to return there someday in the future,” adding, “we definitely don’t see the three-year ban as an end to our relationship with Taiwan. We have friends there who will be friends for life, and we all feel that our connection to the people and place go far beyond this current deportation issue.”
During the next three years, Transition might try to set up some shows in China or other Asian countries, Edbrooke said, noting: “One of the other positives of living in Taiwan was that we were able to travel to the surrounding nations and build some good connections there, too. So if we turn up in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Beijing or other places, then people shouldn’t be too surprised. As for now though, it will be a bit of a quieter period as we plan and strategize how to move forward from our UK base.”
Edbrooke remains optimistic about the future and Taiwan’s place in it.
“The time we spent in Taiwan was some of the best of our lives, largely because of the great people there and we don’t want to let that be spoiled by our mistake about the work permit and the government’s decision to deport us. We’ll continue to support Taiwan from here in the UK,” he said.