07/14/2018 (Sat) 10:21:27
KMT, long story short, was very corrupted. According to the Ill Gotten Party Asset committee, when KMT came to Taiwan after 1949, they took over the public and private enterprises left by Japanese.
Then in the next 40-50 years, they built a party-state system that was similar to communist system. While the party claimed this was "necessities of development", the committee said they embezzled assets that was supposed to be that of national or local government.
The party is also accused of using the profit to run elections in democratic age and created pork barrel politics.
The assets also created a vague sense that mainlanders in general exploited islanders in general.
Migrants are mainly southeast Asians. There're 700k worker with working visa, and 500k (mostly women) who got residency via marriage. There are also 500k mainlanders who stayed via marriage. The general perception is they are poor and came from underdeveloped countries. They are considered lazy or hard working, and have mandarin and Taiwanese proficiency.
There are also Europeans or Americans. Less than 5k I guess.
Taiwan has two kinds of working visa. One is for blue collar workers but doesn't lead to residency. One is for high paying jobs. They can naturalize but the requirement is really high. This limits the number of Europeans.
The movie part is just a personal obcession of mine. I try to find examples of Mainlanders didn't exclude Taiwanese as impurity. That kind of examples dong mean nothing to most Taiwanese though, as they believe they are supposed to be the main character of the show.