↑Fell, Dafydd (2018). "Government and Politics in Taiwan" (di̱n Shong). London: Routledge. p. 305. ISBN: 978-1317285069. Moreover, its status as a vibrant democratic state has earned it huge international sympathy and a generally positive image.
↑Campbell, Matthew (7 Zwat Jhyiung 2020). "China's Next Crisis Brews in Taiwan's Upcoming Election" (di̱n Shong). Bloomberg Businessweek. (4642). pp. 34–39. ISSN: 0007-7135. Much has changed in Taiwan since Chiang’s day, but this liminal quality has never really gone away. By almost any functional standard, it's a sovereign country