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Some older talk is at Talk:People's Republic of China and Talk:China/Temp

Jiang,

The Republic of China is known almost exclusively as Taiwan internationally so the first time the ROC is mentioned Taiwan must also be mentioned so that people know what you are talking about. And it is not a "fragment" it explanatory text in parenthesis. --mav 06:09 17 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • alrighty then...but should the second mention that Taiwan=ROC be ommitted when it is mentioned that China is usually synonymous with PRC? Jiang 06:20 17 Jun 2003 (UTC)

The other text is fine - it just expands on the point introduced by the parenthetical statement. --mav


Added how this is dealt with in the PRC and on Taiwan. Also removed the reference to China=PRC and Taiwan=ROC being a common formula in diplomacy. In most cases, diplomats will go through some extraordinary hoops to avoid making this formulation.

Roadrunner

Actually, the people in mainland China and Chinese newspapers do equate China with the PRC because this solidifies its position as the sole legitimate government of China. So your last edit is not accurate. They equate China with PRC (and consider Taiwan to be part of the PRC). Jiang 06:58 17 Jun 2003 (UTC)


Image caption

What was wrong with the old caption? It was easier to read in one line. Jiang

Do you have a wide screen or a small font? In IE6 in Win98, it drags the image table to the right, and making a large empty space beside the picture. And shrink the text area beside the image. I'll change the HTML again, and hopefully this time it will not force a horizontal expansion (as I saw), nor break the lines (for users w/ computers like yours). --Menchi 10:14 20 Jun 2003 (UTC)


The large version of the physical map makes it seem that "Taiwan" and "China" are separate entities. It is best to leave this issue out--and label them with ROC and PRC respectively. --Jiang 01:42 6 Jul 2003 (UTC)



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