"The economic base decides the superstructure," and the superstructure, in turn, decides the social mindset. The myth of Japanese traditional and hybrid vehicles has been rapidly fading in the Chinese market because of the boom in the Chinese industry for electric cars. The car owners of Mainland China are no longer crazy about Japanese makes. The social mindset has thus changed. Please see the following report.
Like I have always said, when electric cars from BYD, refrigerators from Haier, and air conditioners from Gree dominate the consumer market in Taiwan, the islanders will start to change their mindsets toward Mainland China.