| Dr. Joseph Nye said hard
& soft power enable Taiwan to
deal with China and
expand its international space. (Dec. 8, 2010)
The Diplomat 10-5-2020 (https://thediplomat.com/2020/10/us-presidential-elections-2020-the-taiwan-factor/)
Taiwan’s strategic calculus could double down on
its use of soft power.
Washington Post, 2-17-2021:Today,
98 % of Taiwanese are ethnic Han Chinese...
|Taiwan stated "Taiwan is small, but our 'soft power' is big ! " , "Culture makes Taiwan great ! "|
like a mouse in circles
still stay in same place.
article of United Daily 2-21-2019: Taiwan's cultural and creative
industry almost become an endangered industry. Taiwan's
creative industry has nothing but slogans and many argues. The total
value of Taiwan's cultural & creative production was far behind of that
of Korea, Korea's value in publication is about 6 times larger than
Taiwan's, Film industry 6 times, TV 3.5 times, Advertising 3
times, Pop-music 6 times bigger than Taiwan's, according to statistics
by Taiwan government and reports by headline news of the China Times at
12-24-2017. CTN comments that Taiwan lacks of updated
related laws and policy
focus, no direction, no institute, original creativity is not
encouraged, the industry field is divided, without integrated marketing.
Taiwan's De-Sinicization policy gave up rich Chinese cultural background
and history ......
so as to lose advantage in
Critics in UDN (10-24-2019) : Design
field thinks culture & arts are nothing but decorative, fine arts
belittle commercial arts, etc ... the arts should take the lead for the
fusion of tech. and culture
( for details pls. read
The output value of Taiwan's cultural & creative production in '12 - '13 declined 9.28%, in contrast, Taiwan's neighbor countries increased, China 14.27%, Malaysia, Philippines 8+%, Korea 0.65% ... Taiwan's cultural & creative industry even failed to create a "bubble", the reason is lacking of original creativity. / The China Times, 8-15-2017 Apple Daily, editorial, 10-3-2020: Taiwan president Tsai said "The power of design is the nation's power". From today on, "design" is no longer just an actor, but a "leading actor". Hope so ! https://tw.appledaily.com/headline/20201003/Y3KEHXF4CRDRLJNNY2ZOJUMZ3I/
|( ps: "Hard Power" means military power, etc ― Taiwan has not invented any top weapons. )|
Taiwan has not been included in
Portland or USC Soft Power survey ranking list,
so Taiwan's soft power is behind Asian's "world top 20" nations
, including Japan, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand,
China, India, UAE.