The representative office
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In 2020 Taiwan will have presidential elections, since the last presidential elections tensions haven been high (again) between Taiwan and China, that still sees Taiwan as a renegade province. Chinese president Xi Jingping said in his new years speech that unification with Taiwan will be unavoidable, if necessary with military force. China puts pressure on governments and companies to bar any representation of Taiwan that may imply statehood and thus throttles Taiwan economical. It is a Chinese strategy to put Taiwan diplomatically isolated. The Representative office tells the story about a new generation of Taiwanese people on how they think about the ambiguous political situation they are in. And, somewhere in the background of this whole conflict, there is the United States. "The Representative office” tells the story about a new generation of Taiwanese people and how they think about the ambivalent political situation they are in. Is their relation with China bond to escalate into war or not and why is Taiwan so important for China? The series are a metaphor for the de facto diplomatic solitude and ambivalence of the state of Taiwan and the power game China is playing against a small de facto state.