Taiwan’s former President Ma Ying-jeou’s trip to China continues to stir emotions on the island. While visiting a memorial honoring the founder of the republic, Sun Yat-sen, Ma declared that the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait were Chinese and descended from the same ancestors. Ma used a term that refers to the Chinese people as an ethnicity rather than a nationality. According to surveys, however, most Taiwanese today no longer identify as Chinese.
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