I’ve been hesitant to post something like this for a while because of the huge debate I know it’ll spark. (TAIWAN IS NOT A PART OF CHINA/TAIWAN IS A PART OF CHINA BLAHLAHlAHH!!!!) My parents were born and raised in Taiwan, but 3/4 of my grandparents are from China. I speak Mandarin Chinese, but I don’t know any Taiwanese (my parents speak Taiwanese to each other when they’re talking about me :/). At home, where almost everyone I know is Asian, I usually say I’m Taiwanese. In college, where Asians are more rare, I say I’m Chinese because when I say “Taiwanese”, either they don’t automatically understand the connection to Chinese, or because they say “Isn’t that the same thing as Chinese?”… and I don’t feel like explaining.