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This dissociation of the #Taiwanese identity for political supports also happened in the 2019 Federal election in Australia. Labor's #TaiwaneseAustralian Candidate Yang (Not me) claimed to become "the first Chinese-Australian woman in Parliament".…
This seems to mirror the idea of "the persistent pressure to soften identities and avoid confrontation" described in @catielila's "Andrew Yang is #TaiwaneseAmerican". Sadly, this might be the reality for Taiwanese diaspora in political participation.…
But you can also see in the article: "Jennifer Yang hesitates when she talks about making history.", "But she also shifts uncomfortably when asked about race — she doesn't want to be pigeon-holed." It seems like ABC was trying very hard to impose this 'Chinese' identity onto her.
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