Taiwan or the Republic of China? Island grapples with question of identity as Double Tenth celebrations play down nationalism

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Taiwan celebrates its 108th birthday as the Republic of China on Thursday, but the scale of both the festivities and displays of nationalism have dwindled over the years as the island struggles to stop itself from becoming isolated from the rest of the world while its people increasingly cast doubts over their official identity.While all the necessary ornaments to decorate the 100-year-old Presidential Office are already in place, the seas of Republic of China flags that used to fly all over…

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