Taiwan reverted to Chinese rule after the defeat of the Japanese but this was quite a different ‘liberation’ from colonial rule compared to that experienced by the Koreans. Though many, probably most, of Taiwan’s inhabitants resented Japanese rule there was an appreciation both then and in retrospect,
that Taiwan under Japanese rule was the second most advanced area in Asia. Whether measured in the infrastructure of transportation and communication, the rate of economic growth, the ratios of medical doctors and school children to the population Taiwan was only next to Japan. … And in politics, although Taiwanese never had equal status with Japanese, they were ruled by a rather efficient and clean government.