Taiwanese Americans are American citizens of Taiwanese descent. Americans born in Taiwan whose ancestors immigrated to Taiwan are called Taiwanese Americans. Whether Taiwanese Americans should be considered Chinese Americans is a subject of some controversy. The majority of Taiwanese and supporters of Taiwan independence often object to classification of Taiwanese Americans as Chinese Americans and overseas Chinese, while advocates of Chinese reunification often object if Taiwanese Americans are not included in these groups. The controversy over the inclusion or exclusion of Taiwanese Americans as Chinese has extended to the name of the government bureau of Taiwan handling Taiwanese Americans affairs which was controversially changed in 2006 from the...'
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