Taiwan Formosa “the beautiful island” as the Portuguese called it. Or even “rebel island” for Beijing, which keeps the world in a state of suspense. Because this island, which is slightly larger than Sicily and has a population of only twenty-three million people, has become of great importance. The world's most advanced microchips are produced here, surrounded by water through which trillions of dollars' worth of goods pass every year.
The vote in Taiwan will be held on January 13: Much of the political clash with Beijing depends on the results of the election between the Kuomintang and the Democratic Progressive Party. who will win? The Kuomintang, the party of Chiang Kai-shek (defeated by Mao and taking refuge in Taiwan, establishing the Republic of China) or the Democratic Progressive Party of outgoing President Tsai?
In Speciale Tg1, on Sunday 7 January at 11.30pm on Rai 1, Marco Clemente's journey to the country that plays the most decisive role in the clash between the United States and China, the story of the election campaign and everyday life on Rai 1. Island. How do the people of Taiwan, young and old, survive all this? Do they believe that conflict is actually possible and imminent? Does Hong Kong's “one country, two systems” model apply to Taiwan? A trip up to Kinmen, the closest point to mainland China, as Taiwan is only 3 km away from the coast of the Chinese province of Fujian. The area is under special surveillance due to Chinese goals to return the island to the motherland at any cost. Even with the use of force. If necessary.
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