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Taiwan, an island nation under siege

20th March 2020 - 23:00 GMT | by The Geobukseon in Indo-Pacific

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Few countries are more bullied or ostracised than Taiwan. Whether it is militarily, diplomatically or internationally, China has successfully forced Taiwan into the far-flung outer bleachers of the global stadium.

The above artwork, source unknown, was seen circulating on Twitter recently. Although not likely to have been officially released, it nonetheless reflects Chinese sentiment towards the ‘renegade province’ of Taiwan. It depicts Taiwan humbly submitting an instrument of surrender to China and its glorious all-conquering People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

The painting shows a supplicant President Tsai Ing-wen – a hated figure by the Communist Party of China (CPC) for her …

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