Since the relocation of the ROC government, Taiwan has evolved from an island of authoritarian rule, disorder and poverty to one of wealth, prosperity, freedom and democracy. This bittersweet journey has been marked by successes as well as failures. The 21st century belongs to the Chinese-speaking world. As cross-strait relations continue to improve, Taiwan hopes to bring the influences of its political and economic miracles to inspire a peaceful transformation on mainland China. Taiwan has already become Asia's economic operations center and a beacon of democracy in a changing world. The Republic of China on Taiwan will take on the role of integrator of the knowledge economy and once again generate another Taiwan miracle.