Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fact of the Day: A Tale of Two Chinas

While known in the Western world as Taiwan, the official name of the country is the Republic of China. The island nation split from the mainland after communist forces took over the government in 1949. 

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  1. I consider it a Chinese territory.

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  2. Still like calling it Taiwan better.

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    1. They speak the same language, but write differently.

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    2. Taiwanese is a real language along with a few other native ones. The government that once ruled an early 20th century china just "borrowed" the island so to speak.

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  4. Made in Taiwan sounds better than Made in the Republic of China.

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  5. They both also consider themselves the "real" China and when they make "passports" they consider the other a territory instead of another country.

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  6. Nice knowing the history of this land:)

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  7. I never knew the details of that split, or it's original name!

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  8. Fascinating history which I was not aware of :)

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