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Taiwan president apologizes to indigenous people | CounterVortex: The indigenous community—which makes up about 2% of Taiwan's 23.5 million people—has seen its traditional cultures eroded since immigrants started arriving from China four centuries ago The Dutch, Chinese and Japanese each colonized Taiwan in turn, with the Spanish and Portuguese also establishing colonial footholds on the island.

Much of thei aboriginal peoples' ancestral lands are now as designated national parks, leading to clashes over hunting, fishing and foraging in areas where permits are needed. Today, they are remain a marginalised group, with wages about 40% below the national average, as well as a higher rate of unemployment.

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