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Do you realise Taiwan is actually China also? They're controlled by Republic of China. Mainland is controlled by People's republic of China.

Now, Taiwan claims entire Mainland belongs to them, Mainland China claims Taiwan is theirs.
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Longpatrol · 26-30, M
Taiwan has always claimed the mainland ever since the ouster by the communists in 47'
[@645510,Longpatrol] I know. I posted this coz a lot of folks think Taiwan is totally a different entity than mainland china where reality is their fight is more political due to civil war but not territorial and both want to control other factions' territory. Most don't even know ROC controlled msinland till 1945.
Midnightnerd · 18-21, M
yeah extremely basic knowledge, what of it?
[@327405,TheOneyouwerewarnedabout] lol this is funny.
[@327405,TheOneyouwerewarnedabout] Wow. Good one. Funny, scary, true…
So that's like Hawaii or Puerto Rico claiming USA is theirs?
Midnightnerd · 18-21, M
[@10788,PiecingMeBackTogether] not even a little bit like that
[@1200730,Midnightnerd] Lol it is similar
Midnightnerd · 18-21, M
[@10788,PiecingMeBackTogether] if George Washington and all his buddies were kicked out by communists and then forced to escape to Hawaii - and were a Government in exile, it would be exactly the same :)
Better call it "Island" instead of "Mainland", as it is Island.

The term "Taiwan, China" is used by mainland Chinese media even though the People's Republic of China (PRC) – which is widely recognized by the international community as the legitimate representative of[b] "China" – does not exercise jurisdiction over areas controlled by the Republic of China (ROC).[/b]

The terms are contentious and potentially ambiguous because they relate to the controversial issues of the political status of Taiwan and cross-Strait relations between "Taiwan" and "China". Since 1949, two "Chinas" actually exist, namely the Republic of China ([b]ROC, now usually known as "Taiwan"[/b]) and the People's Republic of China ([b]PRC, commonly known as "China"[/b]).

The use of this term is officially sanctioned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The ROC government disputes the PRC's position and considers this term incorrect and offensive, and this sentiment is also held by many Taiwanese people and supporters of Taiwan Independence. They maintain that it denies the ROC's sovereignty and existence, while reducing the country's political status to merely a province


[b]A Bit of History[/b]
Dutch and Spanish settlers established bases in Taiwan in the early 17th century. Around 1.2 million people relocated from China to Taiwan along with the Republic of China (Taiwan) government in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

The ROC was founded in 1912 in China. At that time, Taiwan was under Japanese colonial rule as a result of the 1895 Treaty of Shimonoseki, by which the Qing ceded Taiwan to Japan. The ROC government began exercising jurisdiction over Taiwan in 1945 after Japan surrendered at the end of World War II.

The ROC government relocated to Taiwan in 1949 while fighting a civil war with the Chinese Communist Party. Since then, the ROC has continued to exercise effective jurisdiction over the main island of Taiwan and a number of outlying islands, leaving Taiwan and China each under the rule of a different government. The authorities in Beijing have never exercised sovereignty over Taiwan or other islands administered by the ROC.

For detailed History:
[@1200730,Midnightnerd] I am [b]not[/b] related to anyone(China or Taiwan). I don't know what made you perceive that. "lost" simply means "lost", it's used as simple verb. And it's the language of Wikipedia, not mine. 😄,_China#Ambiguity_of_%22Taiwan_Province%22
Midnightnerd · 18-21, M
[@657449,ABCDEF7] That never even crossed my mind. English is funny like that
[@1200730,Midnightnerd] Yes, it's really funny.
ilovefood · 22-25, F
Umm. Then what about Hong Kong?

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