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. 

13 comments:

DEZMOND said...

I consider it a Chinese territory.

MEcoy said...

that is quite a history

Pat Hatt said...

Still like calling it Taiwan better.

Powdered Toast Man said...

So they don't speak Taiwanese?

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Do they still all look the same?

Tony Van Helsing said...

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

Anonymous said...

They speak the same language, but write differently.

Villyne said...

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

Adam said...

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.

Anna and Klaudia said...

great post!! :)

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joy said...

Nice knowing the history of this land:)

Christine said...

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

Jane said...

Fascinating history which I was not aware of :)