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Q: Why do educated Chinese people still believe Taiwan is part of People's Republic of China

Why do educated Chinese people still believe Taiwan is part of People's Republic of China, if the People's Republic of China has never actually controlled Taiwan?

7 weeks 1 day ago in  Culture - China

 
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They think what they are told to think. That's the way it works here. Even the vast majority of 'educated' folk here have very little ability to question what they are taught.

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your question want be allowed to stay on the website very long, at midnight or sooner, it will be gone, I don't think China even knows about 2-28 massacre in 1947.

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They think what they are told to think. That's the way it works here. Even the vast majority of 'educated' folk here have very little ability to question what they are taught.

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Click-bait thread!

 

Because of the strength ... Chinese strength.

 

Have a look at the title of new thread on Zero: 

 

China is Done Playing “Tariff Tag”… It’s Now Looking to Crash the Markets by Phoenix Capita… - Jun 28, 2018 9:12 am

The last two times China devalued the Yuan like this, stocks ('add-it': 'on US Stock EX') dropped 11% and 12% in five sessions.

 

Western thinking ''Taiwan isn't/won't be part of mainland's teritory is 'pissing against the wind", IMO.

I stated the same on some thread here around 2012 ... and nothing has changed since then to convince me I could be wrong.

 

 

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Wonder what would happen to the Chinese Fighter pilots that defected to the island County of Taiwan if China invade?

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In answer to the original question. ..China did have control of Taiwan up until China lost the 1896 War with Japan but since the end of ww2 Taiwan have done their own thing

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blows my mind is claiming SCS.  That's just like the President of Frog Country. ......   DeGaulle!   surprise

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You are correct. The PRC never did have soveignty over that Island. They claim to because , just like most of Siberia, North Korea, and Northern Vietnam, It was part of the Ming Dynasty,

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Because they're not allowed to think differently.

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Because as long as anyone can trace my identy from this account it really truly is a part of China. 

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Click bait indeed. Taiwain claims control over China, China claims control over Taiwan. How can you live here and not know this?

 

China passed a law in 2005, the anti-secession law. Under Hu Jintao. If Tawian claims independence, by law, PRC has to attack.

 

It is one nation, with two systems. Both have a claim to the whole.

 

Bit of a shame for the native islanders. The real Taiwanese I mean.

retiredinchina:

Let's hope it stays in limbo, the damage from buried nuclear weapons sold from France in the late 80's, not in silos, suicide destruction weapons, would basically make the taiwan strait a very quiet place for the next 10 thousand years and fishing in the south china sea would be a cancerous proposition.

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Yup. Two systems, one that works and one that doesn't 

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edgy:

tw cant even control itself, let alone china. today's tw is nothing more than a vasal of the us. every tw president has to interview in amerika before even running for office

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philbravery:

Bullshit

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ambivalentmace:

I dont understand how you Chinese can spell "Africa", correctly but not America "Amerika", somebody never gave you spelling tests.

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Scary part is. Some of the young people who've attended university elsewhere in the world, are still perfectly "brain"washed. 

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 I like to tell you: "Did I ... tell you or what?"

 

US airlines scramble to change Taiwan reference ahead of deadline set by China

Four major US airline carriers are making an eleventh-hour effort to change the way they refer to Taiwan on their websites, to reflect China’s mandated claim over the island’s sovereignty. 

Jul 25, 2018 04:44

 

  Where did all 'educated' ... posters go? 

 

 

Four major US airline carriers are making an eleventh-hour effort to change the way they refer to Taiwan on their websites, to reflect China’s mandated claim over the island’s sovereignty.

American Airlines Group Inc. became the latest US carrier that opted to comply with Beijing’s directive, which urged flight operators across the world not to refer to Taiwan as a separate legal entity. Ahead of the July 25 deadline, American’s website dropped reference to Taiwan’s independence, only listing Taipei’s airport code and city on its online portal. Hawaiian Airlines also changed its website reference to Taiwan offering its customers flights to “Taipei, Taipei” instead of “Taipei, Taiwan”, Reuters reported on Tuesday morning.

Another two major US carriers – United Airlines and Delta Air Lines Inc. – still included references to Taiwan as of late Tuesday but were set to make changes to honor the Chinese directive, a source familiar with the issue told Bloomberg.

Ahead of the Wednesday deadline, the Chinese foreign ministry expressed hope that all four US carriers will comply with the Civil Aviation Administration of China’s mandate, issued in April to over 40 companies flying to the island. Under the “One China” policy, Beijing considers Taiwan to be a province of China, one that will eventually be fully reunified with the mainland. Taiwan sees itself as a sovereign entity, Republic of China, which succeeds the nation of the same name that had been split by the civil war of 1940s.

“We hope the US government will urge relevant businesses to abide by the One China principle and make corrections on their websites as soon as possible,” Beijing spokesman Geng Shuang said Tuesday. “Adhering to the One China principle is the political foundation of the steady development of China-US relations, and the US side is well aware of this. The One China principle is non-negotiable.”

While US carriers are lagging behind with the adaptation of China’s demands, a number of non-US airlines, including Air Canada, Lufthansa, British Airways, and Air France-KLM had already made changes to their websites. In addition to referencing Taiwan as Chinese territory, China also asked the carriers to alter their route maps to display the island in the same color as mainland China. Chinese authorities also asked for the appropriate changes to apply to the territories of Hong Kong and Macau.

The White House, which is currently engaged in trade disputes with China, has previously called the Chinese demands “Orwellian nonsense,” that was part of a “growing trend by the Chinese Communist Party to impose its political views on American citizens and private companies.” On Tuesday, China reminded Washington that there would be “no room for negotiation” in its demand.

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This article

 

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2156700/anxious-mainland...

 

does have one person saying she'd go to Taiwan to get her child vaccinated. 

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Because it is and will be again during our life time, a Taiwanese passport will become a China passport once again. Nothing can stop China from doing what they want, nothing! Not even a war. Taiwan is China.

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Ironman has a point: Exactly what can stop one from making a passport for that island. No one stoped the Russians from waltzing into Crimea. Despite the fact that the Ukrainians had more firepower in the area than Moscow did at the time. Makes me think about North America. Whats to stop the US from "liberating" Canada before it becomes a friend on the communist block. After-all; Trump did say Canada was a threat to the US so he could scrap NAFTA and slap tariffs on Canadian imports.

ironman510:

Thats the same thought I had when I made my post, Russia! They did what they wanted and I gotta use the NBA for this: Kobe is China and Shaq is Russia, what happened when those 2 played together? They won and a China & Russia relatioship can do wonders or anything together, I wouldn't mess with that team,I wouldn't even want to hear their secret plans. The more I think about it, it tells me: The world is tired of the rich basters in the U.S ( I think there are 12 guys who run the markets), so are U.S workers, they are 1%!

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icnif77:

Winning team for sure and it looks they were put together with intention. I can't call that 'stupid' 'cause if true, 1 stupid isn't enough ... 'stupid squared' might work as proper measure ...

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ambivalentmace:

Clinton took the nuclear weapons away from Ukraine and Obama took the military stockpiles with agreements for protection that America did not honor. Russia was never allowed to have a year round warm weather shipping port. All of this could have been avoided but nothing was done.

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edgy:

just like no one can stop the us from turning the western part of ukraine into a us vasal

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icnif77:

All Taiwan's Embassies abroad are called 'Culural Center of Taiwan', and in London that 'center' is underground ... like underground train around the city. Guess 'why'?

 

Taiwan under International law isn't 'independed country' ... in other words, it belongs to China.

 

Pissing against the wind ....

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edgy, in case you don't know the history, russia added land to Ukraine in 92 hoping the Russian residents would offset the western thinking residents of the existing country to keep it Pro Russian or a least neutral, and the plan did not work, the western part was always western. The original Ukraine people in the old Ukraine border have always hated and despised the Russians, after all they were used as slave labor and forced to grow all the food for the Russians sort of like peasants and migrant workers get treated in China. They smile and act like they love you while your holding that gun of power and talk shit about you every night at the dinner table.

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Because they are educated to believe that. They are not capable of thinking out of box, robotic thinking. 

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Simply putting it..." if you believe in a lie long enough. ..you believe it's true"

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