Originally Posted by shengmei
I was in Taiwan when the Clinton scandal happened. You won't believe the kinds of jokes they made over there!!!
Taiwan is actually very friendly to Bush.
A lot of Asian countries are very friendly to Bush.
How was Hungary??? I would love to go there. It must be lovely over there. Any place right now is better than Texas
Hungary was cold and wet, unfortunately. We've been visiting there just about every year since 1990 (my husband's parents are Danubian Swabians, meaning they are of German descent, but were born and raised in Hungary. They were teenagers during WWII, but because of their "Germanness", were shipped off to Siberia following the war, and their parents were forced to leave the country, and resettled in Germany.) Why do some Asian countries like Bush? I would assume that some predominantly Muslim Asian countries, like Indonesia and Malaysia, would be hostile toward him.
Taiwan has been in limbo for so long, which must be very difficult. Japanese occupation, the civil war in China, and then being courted as democratic China, only to be virtually ignored once the PRC decided to adopt "market socialism" and industrialize at such a rapid rate. I still remember when it was called Formosa. I have relatives (by marriage) from Taiwan; my great-grandfather immigrated to the USA from Mukden (mainland China), so China holds a certain fascination for me. I would love to visit there. My impression is that Bush Sr. and Clinton were far more interested in China as a whole than G.W. is, but less interested in South America.