Taiwan is crazy important to the world

When I lived in Taiwan back in the early 2000s my parents were terrified the thousands of missiles pointed at the island would one day take their only son out.

I was never scared because I knew America had a commitment to keep the Chinese from invading. Also the island of Taiwan is like an aircraft carrier sitting out in the Pacific Ocean and would be very difficult to invade without serious losses for an opposing army. I lived in Taiwan as China started to really open up to the world. The Taiwanese were major investors in factories and businesses throughout China and I remember a statistic...


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