- Published: Thursday, 04 June 2015 14:34
- Written by Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact
THE TAIWANESE ARE NOT HAN CHINESE
Lin Jianliang, Ph.D. in Medicine
Editor, Voice of Taiwan
June 3, 2015
Mr. Michael Yon
Many people think that the Taiwanese belong to the same ethnic group as the mainland Chinese. Not only ordinary people, but also scholars and researchers studying Taiwan labor under this false impression. They believe what they’ve heard, i.e., that 2% of the Taiwanese population are aborigines, 13% are natives of the mainland who fled to Taiwan with Chiang Kai-Shek in 1949 (and their descendants), and the remaining 85% are natives of the mainland who arrived in Taiwan prior to World War II. Therefore, they reach the conclusion that 98% of Taiwanese are Han Chinese.