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Old 05-20-2018, 10:55 PM
 
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Clearly these countries are still not as developed as Japan. Japan is still number 1 in the region.
By a country mile! Only Japan and Singapore I would say are "developed".
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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By a country mile! Only Japan and Singapore I would say are "developed".
In PPP, Taiwan ranks ahead of Japan, as well as Canada, UK, France. Also, South Korea ahead of New Zealand, Italy.
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Only one Taiwanese ex-president has been in prison so I don't know what you mean by so many.
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:10 AM
 
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Koreans have impeached two presidents in recent years. Korean economy is also dominated by a few family-controlled conglomerates (chaebols).

https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...=.4336964af50a
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:16 PM
 
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In PPP, Taiwan ranks ahead of Japan, as well as Canada, UK, France. Also, South Korea ahead of New Zealand, Italy.
Not a good indicator. If you've ever visited these places it's pretty clear which ones are better off. Taiwan on a whole is similar/closer to Thailand than Japan.
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Taiwan on a whole is similar/closer to Thailand than Japan.


It’s not. Your ignorance is astounding.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:57 AM
 
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In America, it's very rare to see people with power be punished by "law". Much rarer than in Asia.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
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Not a good indicator. If you've ever visited these places it's pretty clear which ones are better off. Taiwan on a whole is similar/closer to Thailand than Japan.
Only one Taiwanese President was imprisoned- Chen Shui-Bian. So does that count as “many”?

Also, I am not sure where you get your definition of what is a “developed” country/economy or not. But, according to the World Bank South Korea and Taiwan are as well as Japan and Singapore. And the IMF though Taiwan is not listed because it is not an IMF member (for political reasons) but it states “As a non-UN member, the government of Taiwan calculates its own HDI, which had a value of 0.882 in 2011.[9] Additionally, while the HDI for the Chinese special administrative region of Hong Kong is calculated by the UN, it is not for Macau. The Macanese government calculated the territory's HDI to be 0.868 in 2011. These values place both Taiwan and Macau well within the list of countries with ‘Very high human development’.” Also, not sure where you getting that Taiwan is closer to Thailand than to Japan. Based on what? Where is your source? Simply your impression and opinion?
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developed_country
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_...income_economy
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:46 PM
 
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All three countries' major political party could count on US support by drumming up the red scare. That was one of the reasons cited for the US failing to go after Japan's television makers for dumping at a time when the US still had more than 50 manufacturers of TV sets. It's also a wonder Rhee stayed in power so long despite the atrocities that were committed under his watch (with some outside help).
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:12 PM
 
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Itís not. Your ignorance is astounding.
Eh? what are you smoking? Taipei (Taiwan's flagship city) is seriously ugly, filthy and honestly very unappealing.

Some parts of Bangkok are much more glitzy than Taipei ever is.

Tokyo is just another world altogether.

Reality people - Taiwan is just a sh*thole.
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