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LawLeadsToPeace

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If you read my posts carefully, I did not say in an absolute way. Specifically at the end I said my points are in the ballpark and may not be accurate (meaning, 100% in details).

With regard to simplified characters, I did not argue against all of you inputs. I just pointed out that it was the new China that started using simplified in a systematic way by laws, i.e., a whole-sale revolution in Chinese usage.

With regard to the collateral damages of KMT withdrawal, I did not say "all". I just mentioned "some".

Most important of all, I did not agree that Taiwan keeps Chinese tradition better than mainland, in my original answer to the question. I merely provided some historical background to help explain that phenomenon. To the contrary, there is no way Taiwan keeps Chinese traditions, let alone representing. Otherwise, Taiwan would not have been green-colored so fast so deep.

So please do not twist my original answers to the original question. It was an explanation in a historical context, rather than any academic or definitive conclusions.

As I said, once again, they are in the ballpark. Collectively, they paint a picture that is sufficient to explain some perceptions or even distortions.
Perhaps, I should have replied to the older post, and my reply would have been more appropriate. Regardless, since you accused me of twisting your words, let’s dissect my post and your post. This was what I was actually addressing:
It is a long story. And many people from different background may have different angle. But just a few historical facts as background materials:

(1) When KMT retreated from mainland to Taiwan, many top intellectuals went with them, including some top scholars in Chinese culture or history.

(2) The palace museum in Taipai has more top Chinese relics than in Beijing. From a different angle, that is a measure how KMT looted China when fleeing to Taiwan.

(3) Taiwan keeps the traditional Chinese characters. China went with reformed (simplified) Chinese characters. Chinese history was either written in traditional Chinese or even ancient Chinese.

(4) Mao led a few political campaigns that diminished the traditional Chinese culture, by design. He realized long before he took over CCP that all previous efforts to save China failed because traditional Chinese culture was in the way of enlightenment (including industrialization). You don't have to agree with him. Actually many Chinese disagree. But one historical factor is that his campaigns did lay a foundation for China's impossible industrialization after he passed away. Ironical, yes. Controversial, absolutely. But it is brutally true. And this point, very few westerners, or even Chinese, understand.

(5) PRC is known to us as the new China, in which I grew up. But to many overseas Chinese, PRC is a communist country. ROC is more like a traditional Chinese entity. I disagree with this perception. But this is also a factor in many overseas (ethic) Chinese.

Just to name a few. May not be all accurate. But I think they are in the ballpark.
The part that I bolded indicates to me that those five points are being presented as facts. If you wanted them to be viewed as “not 100% accurate facts” that are popular, then you could have used “general opinions” or “popular viewpoints”. Regardless, based on that and the five points, I decided to correct them. For the characters aspect, you said:
(3) Taiwan keeps the traditional Chinese characters. China went with reformed (simplified) Chinese characters. Chinese history was either written in traditional Chinese or even ancient Chinese.
I pointed out that simplified characters derived from an ancient form of Chinese script that was in use for a while and that it was inevitable for China to adopt them.
(1) When KMT retreated from mainland to Taiwan, many top intellectuals went with them, including some top scholars in Chinese culture or history.
To me, that sounds like that fact was implying China was devoid of intellectuals that specialized in Chinese history and culture. I brought up those two figures since they are considered to be part of China’s cultural, historical and philosophical core of intellectuals.

So, no, I didn’t twist anything. I replied in an appropriate manner.
 
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Work harder and complain less!!!


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Britons told to work more to handle cost-of-living crisis​

The Labour Party called Safeguarding minister Rachel Maclean’s suggestions “disconnected from reality”


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EU issues dire economic forecast​

Brussels says inflation is expected to surge above 6% in both the European Union and eurozone this year


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Financial woes rising in EU following sanctions on Russia – polls​

More than half of Germans say their finances are in decline
 

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UK 'black propaganda' campaign exposed by researcher​

London for decades sought to drive a wedge between Moscow, Beijing, the Arab world and Africa through fake news, a researcher claims
A secretive unit within the British Foreign Office waged a "black propaganda" campaign against the USSR and China from the 1950s to the 1970s to undermine their global influence, the Guardian has reported, citing a researcher who studied a trove of recently declassified intelligence documents.

Basically why the West throwing a temper tantrum over Ukraine. It may be from the Cold War era but it is still relevant today. Russia obliterated NATO/West grand strategy over China. As previous military and political officials said, they need Russia against China.

That’s why the Neocons are saying they must win in Ukraine. The only way they can defeat China at minimum cost is by turning Russia into a puppet state and probably NATO troops in Mongolia/Russia right beside China borders.
 

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Erdogan is showing strength in public while the Finnish person got astonished but still have contempt.

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"I was astonished was because I had a telephone discussion with the President Erdogan – that is about two months ago," Niinisto said. "He said they will estimate, well, positively our aim to apply for membership, and now we changed."

Niinisto dismissed concerns, though, and said he is "not worried" about Turkey potentially blocking Finland’s membership.
 

Overbom

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Erdogan is showing strength in public while the Finnish person got astonished but still have contempt.

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Don't start cheering yet. Erdogan simply wants more benefits from these countries (nothing wrong with that). Its up to Sweden and Finland to agree with Turkey's demands if they want to join NATO
Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday: “Countries supporting terrorism should not be allies in NATO,” Anadolu reported. He added that Turkey demanded both Finland and Sweden “stop supporting terror groups.”
 

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Another backstab.
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Indian Navy officials have said the suspension represents a setback for the service because the Ka-31 helicopters are needed for the country’s second aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, which was locally built and will be commissioned in July.

Looks like their 2nd carrier coming into service soon.
 

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