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Compounding Curiosity

Sep 16, 2021

My guest today is Angelica Oung (@AngelicaOung). Angelica is the author of Taipology, a substack based on Taiwan and is also a business reporter at Taipei Times.

In this conversation, we cover China’s relationship with Taiwan, Taiwanese Identity, and just Taiwan in general.

I hope you enjoy my conversation with Angelica Oung.


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Show Notes:

[00:00:32] - [First question] - Background and Angelica’s history with Taiwan

[00:02:20] - What changed since Angelica left and came back

[00:04:39] - How does Taiwan build their brand?

[00:05:50] - How might this all play out?

[00:07:14] - Some insight into Xi

[00:08:23] - Taiwan’s relationship with China

[00:10:56] - How should Taiwan improve their odds of a good outcome?

[00:13:16] - Is the Taiwanese government underreacting or overreacting?

[00:15:59] - Is there CCP threat fatigue in Taiwan?

[00:17:47] - What do people get wrong about the cross-straits relationship

[00:22:04] - Hong Kong and how it affects Taiwan

[00:24:20] - Taiwan’s age demographics and what it means going forward

[00:27:35] - Any blowback to Angelica’s work?

[00:30:00] - Misconceptions or misunderstandings about Taiwan?

[00:32:39] - Reasons for Taiwan’s greater equality

[00:35:55] - Taiwan and Japan

[00:38:34] - Undervalued life skill or experience?

[00:41:01] - Plans and vision for the future




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