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    The New York Times CompanySarah A. Topol8/4/2171 min
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    • Jessica2 months ago

      "To me, defending Hong Kong's democracy is the same as defending my own democracy. I can't just stand by and watch everything happen."

      Nancy embodied so many of Taiwan's unique contradictions. Her grandmother identified as Japanese, her father identified as Chinese and Nancy identified as Taiwanese. Yet they all shared the same apartments and rights to a ballot box.

      Taiwan's democracy is still so young. Nancy's story stirred something within me... a mixture of grief and hope. An important read.

      • jeff
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        2 months ago

        Couldn't agree more. Thanks for posting! I really hope the answer to the question posed in the title is "no". It's scary to think about what might happen in the next couple decades leading up to 2049.

    • jeff
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      2 months ago

      Taiwan is in such a precarious position. I don't feel like I was able to really appreciate the extent of it before reading this piece. There's so much history that I was totally unaware of. I was glad to read that both the Trump and Biden administrations showed increased support for Taiwan and I hope that trend continues.