We visited Taiwan in 2004 and visited Liberty Square. There was a huge rally taking place to defend democracy against the corruption of the military and establishment. We joined in and waved our flags. I still have mine. It looked very hairy for a time. There were a lot of police and military around and we were the only westerners around.
We survived and had a look round the impressive Chaing Kai Shek memorial and concert hall
Liberty Square was massive.
The Taiwanese were extremely nice.
I should have offered to help with their English perhaps?