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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?

1 year 30 weeks 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.

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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.

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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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Because China is a broader concept, People's Republic of China is China, Republic of China is China, Qing is China, Ming is China. At the current stage, Taiwan is managed by Republic of China after they fail the civil war. So still China.

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All Believers Unite ..., please!

In Shocking Rebuke To Beijing, Taiwan's Pro-Independence President Wins Landslide Re-election

Tsai Ing-wen took home nearly 58% of the vote...

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  • JAN 11, 2020 8:24 AM

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hello,i am an educated Chinese.Because Taiwan is a grographical part of China from acident times.That is the ture history.Taiwan has a long colonial history,But because their political reasons,so many young people who live in Taiwan dont want to allow this history were confused.Chinese have great national cohesion.So we will never give up our compatriots who had received the abridged textbook by their politics.

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hi, 

many many countries in the world were part of other countries in the past, but are now independent states.

for example, does that mean that Poland is not a real country because it has been both an independent country AND part of different empires over the century?

or the Baltic states, or Eastern European states?

many at one time were ruled over by other empires.

parts of France were ruled by English kings in the past.

and there are many many more examples of this.

should we ignore the fact that they are individual countries now because at one time they were part of an empire?

This is like saying that Ireland is not a country because it was part of the British empire for so long.

 

Even China was not a unified country for '5000 years' 

The many dynasties of China were not one unified country that is know as the People's Republic of China today, but China today is a product of centuries of war and conquest of different leaders.

the best know time depicting war (to non Chinese) is captured in the novel known as 'The Three Kingdoms'

even the name of this novel shows that there was not 1 China.

 

therefore is is illogical to claim Taiwan as part of China if the people there have chosen to have their own system of government from the People's Republic.

And this system of government has been different from the People's Republic for as long as the People's Republic has been in existence.

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