A Chinese broadcaster recently said Taiwan should return to the embrace of the mainland, using the word wanwan 湾湾 a reference reminiscent of the shortened names Chinese children give one another.
The protests and crackdowns in Hong Kong, however, are making some people in Taiwan more apprehensive about the treatment they might get from the PRC Party-State.
Some Chinese language editorial cartoons in response have appeared on Twitter. Translated below:
Xiangxiang (HK) is a victim of domestic violence!
TW: Xiangxiang, pull yourself together!
HK: Is it Wanwan (Taiwan)?
HK: Don’t come! Zhongzhong (PRC) hasn’t eaten pork for a long while and is about to go crazy!
[Next to prostrate Hong Kong are tombstones with crosses labeled Tibet and Xinjiang]
Editorial cartoon from Radio Free Asia (USG funded international broadcaster)
“Wanwan (Taiwan) come home”
Taiwan president in boat.
The castle is inscribed “Enjoy the same treatment as China mainland compatriots”
Inside, police labelled Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang are beating people up.