The Formation of Han Chinese Society
During the Ming Zheng regime in Taiwan, a Han Chinese society was established among a population of approximately 150,000 to 200,000 Han Chinese people. Just like the Dutch, the focus of Han Chinese land reclamation efforts was on Tainan. Since the Ming Zheng regime rose to power by seizing control of maritime trade, overseas trade continued to be developed via the shipping routes in East Asian waters, and countries, such as Britain, were even offered preferential terms to trade with Taiwan. The Ming Zheng regime's rule in Taiwan laid the foundations for the Han Chinese-dominated society that would play such an important role in Taiwan's future.