Many people think that Taiwan is a part of China. China thinks Taiwan belongs to them as well. In fact, Taiwanese do not think they are a part of China,and China and Taiwan are different too. When you talk about Taiwan, some people might think it is China. So I have to explain that we are two different county.
Well, Hong kong used to be independent, but it returned. Taiwan is a independent country since the Japenese leave, it is country that stand alone still now.
Taiwanese will not like people say they are Chinese. It is just like people in South Korea wont like people say they are same as the North Korea.
People asked '' what is the difference between Taiwan Chinese and China Chinese?" The way to explain that, I prefer to say it is just similar as British Eglish and American English.