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View Poll Results: Which seems more developed to you?
South Korea 15 68.18%
Taiwan 7 31.82%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-11-2014, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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^Yeah that's gross,but I heard that Koreans spit on the street as well lmfao.Not betel nuts though

 
Old 05-11-2014, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Have you ever visited the places in Taiwan where everyone is spitting betel nuts left and right? IMHO, that's the most undeveloped aspect of Taiwan.
Saw a bit of that. Yeah it is a bit unhygenic, but no worse than seeing chewing gum stuck everywhere or cigarette butts everywhere.
 
Old 05-11-2014, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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Lol I should've thought of chewing gum stuck everywhere,major ew
 
Old 05-11-2014, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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^Yeah that's gross,but I heard that Koreans spit on the street as well lmfao.Not betel nuts though
Spitting is one thing, hawking up flem as some Chinese do is another...
 
Old 05-12-2014, 01:53 AM
 
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the majority of mainlanders believe taiwan is backward compared to Beijing or Shanghai. A lot of coastal regions are of at least similar development as Taiwan.

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Backwards? That's a real shame to hear. I thought Taiwan was progressing quite nicely. In what ways is Taiwan going backwards?
 
Old 05-12-2014, 02:13 AM
 
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IMO Taiwan is somewhere between Mainland China costal cities and Hong Kong. There's a significant difference with people from Taipei compared to other southern parts of Taiwan, but the education, background and other aspects are significantly higher in Taiwan then in the Mainland. I would still not consider Taiwanese as educated or western as Hong Kong people.
 
Old 05-12-2014, 02:38 AM
 
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IMO Taiwan is somewhere between Mainland China costal cities and Hong Kong. There's a significant difference with people from Taipei compared to other southern parts of Taiwan, but the education, background and other aspects are significantly higher in Taiwan then in the Mainland. I would still not consider Taiwanese as educated or western as Hong Kong people.
I find the people in Taipei pretty educated and refined. Actually, I would say that most people from Hong Kong are just rude.
 
Old 05-12-2014, 03:26 AM
 
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Taiwan seems to have a mild economic problem like that of Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain in recent years. Economic growth rates in South Korea, Mainland China and Eastern Europe are higher than Taiwan and Southern Europe.
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I don't understand why the hell Taiwan is ranked so high in terms of GDP per capita by IMF ,that almost feels like fake data to me,I've seen thw list and Taiwan is even ranked higher than Denmark and Japan and Finland,that just sounds all sorts of ridiculous.
About the equality,yeah Taiwan is more equal than HK and Singapore,for now.But I don"t really think equality of property necessarily links to development.Of course equality is fantastic,everybody is jealous of Nordic five,but I don't think having a huuuuuge gap between rich and poor means the country is less developed.Yeah maybe Taiwan seems more "equal" than the US or Sing or HK(the gap is getting wider over the years though),but that's more like a problem instead of an indication of developed or not.
 
Old 05-12-2014, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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the majority of mainlanders believe taiwan is backward compared to Beijing or Shanghai. A lot of coastal regions are of at least similar development as Taiwan.
That just shows their ignorance, or maybe PRC propaganda...
 
Old 05-12-2014, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I find the people in Taipei pretty educated and refined. Actually, I would say that most people from Hong Kong are just rude.
Yes, Taiwanese are nicer and friendlier than Hong Kongers.
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