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us: China (Republic : 1949- )



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    • us: China (Republic of China)
    • us: Chung-hua min kuo (1949- )
    • us: Zhonghua Minguo (1949- )
    • us: Republic of China (1949- )
    • us: Nationalist China (1949- )
    • us: Kina (1949- )
    • us: República de China (1949- )
    • us: ROC
    • us: 中華民國 (1949- )
    • us: Chinese Taipei
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    • China (Republic of China)
  • Sources

    • found: NUCMC files (also known as Nationalist China)
    • found: Panselēnos, A.I. Hē Kina hē dikē mou, 1983: t.p. (Kina)
    • found: La amistad entre el té y el café, 2004: t.p. verso (República de China)
    • found: GEOnet, Nov. 10, 2009 (Taiwan--political entity, 24°00ʹ00ʺN 121°00ʹ00ʺE, variants: China; China, Republic of; Chung-hua Min-kuo; 臺灣)
    • found: U.S. Department of State Web site, country, Nov. 10, 2009 (Taiwan)
    • found: Wikipedia, Feb. 8, 2013 (The Republic of China is a state in East Asia, commonly known as Taiwan; Taiwan (Chinese: 臺灣 or 台灣 = Taiwan), officially the Republic of China (ROC; Chinese: 中華民國 = Zhonghua Minguo), is a state in East Asia; The official name of the state is the "Republic of China"; it has also been known under various names throughout its existence. Shortly after the ROC's establishment in 1912, while it was still located on the Asian mainland, the government used the abbreviation "China" ("Zhongguó") to refer to itself. During the 1950s and 1960s, it was common to refer to it as "Nationalist China" (or "Free China") to differentiate it from "Communist China" (or "Red China"). It was present at the UN under the name "China" until 1971, when it lost its seat to the People's Republic of China. Since then, the name "China" has been commonly used internationally to refer only to the People's Republic of China. Over subsequent decades, the Republic of China has become commonly known as "Taiwan", after the island that composes most of its territory. The Republic of China participates in most international forums and organizations under the name "Chinese Taipei" due to diplomatic pressure from the PRC. For instance, it is the name under which it has competed at the Olympic Games since 1979, and its name as an observer at the World Health Organization.)
    • found: CIA World factbook, via WWW, Feb. 8, 2013 (under Taiwan: Following the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using the 1947 constitution drawn up for all of China.)
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Non-Latin references not evaluated.]
    • [SUBJECT USAGE: This heading is not valid for use as a subject. Works about this place are entered under Taiwan.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-01-17: new
    • 2013-02-09: revised
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