Students stand in front of a statue of Chiang Kai-shek at Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School on Monday, holding signs calling for the statue and all others like it to be removed from campuses nationwide
Well, that is probably going to be the subtext behind some of the media’s commentary…
[sources: Election Study Center, N.C.C.U., important political attitude trend distribution]
Trends in Core Political Attitudes among Taiwanese - Data Collection Methodology
Note the spike in Taiwanese identity following the election of China-identifying KMT President Ma Ying-jeou in 2008. In so explicitly and repeatedly reminding Taiwanese that they are Chinese, Has Ma achieved the exact opposite of his goal to reverse the trend in Taiwanese identification?