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Mar 11, 2008

Ma: I am an openly and dignified ROC citizen.

In response to the news yesterday that Ma was officially announced not to be a US citizen, Ma hearkened back to the bad old days of cultural brainwashing and announced he was "a openly and dignified Republic of China citizen" (堂堂正正中華民國國民). This is a direct reference to the posters which used to hang on the walls of schools around Taiwan that simply said 「做個堂堂正正的中國人」, placed to remind everyone to "be a openly and dignified Chinese person."

If you ask me, this does not appear like it'll be good news for cultural, education or language policy.

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