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TheParser
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2016 8:38:24 AM
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Just to wish a happy TEN TEN to all the people in Taiwan next Monday.

October 10 is the official birthday of the Republic of China. (NOTE: Not the "People's Republic of China," which refers to the mainland country.)

The Republic of China is a democracy.

It recently elected a new president.

The new president joins other women leaders, such as the leaders of the United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea, the United States (in January, 2017), and some other countries.



Gary98
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2016 9:45:20 AM

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From Wikipedia "Republic of China (1912–49)":

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The Republic of China was a state in East Asia from 1912 to 1949. It included the present-day territories of China, Taiwan, and, for some of its history, Mongolia. As an era of Chinese history, the Republic of China was preceded by the last imperial dynasty of China, the Qing dynasty and its end was marked by the end of the Chinese Civil War, in which the losing Kuomintang retreated to the island of Taiwan, while the victorious Communist Party of China proclaimed the People's Republic of China on the Mainland.


The Republic of China in 1949, after retreated to the island of Taiwan, still claimed mainland China as its territory, and vowed to attack and recover it. The Republic of China in 2016, under its current leader, wants to claim itself a separate country, has nothing to do with China, or Chinese culture.

Amazing.
Gary98
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2016 11:05:15 AM

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From Wiki: National Day of the Republic of China:

The National Day of the Republic of China (Chinese: 國慶日; pinyin: Guóqìng Rì; Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄍㄨㄛˊ ㄑㄧㄥˋ ㄖˋ[1]), also referred to as Double Ten Day or Double Tenth Day[2] (Chinese: 雙十節; pinyin: Shuāngshíjié; Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄕㄨㄤˉ ㄕˊ ㄐㄧㄝˊ), is the national day of the Republic of China (ROC). It commemorates the start of the Wuchang Uprising of October 10, 1911 (10-10 or double ten), which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China and establishment of the ROC on January 1, 1912.

As a result of the Chinese Civil War, the government of the Republic of China lost control of mainland China and relocated to Taiwan in December 1949. National Day is now mainly celebrated in Taiwan, but is also celebrated by some overseas Chinese.
James Zhang
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2016 7:15:40 PM

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HOORAY
James Zhang
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2016 7:16:07 PM

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Gary98 wrote:
From Wiki: National Day of the Republic of China:

The National Day of the Republic of China (Chinese: 國慶日; pinyin: Guóqìng Rì; Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄍㄨㄛˊ ㄑㄧㄥˋ ㄖˋ[1]), also referred to as Double Ten Day or Double Tenth Day[2] (Chinese: 雙十節; pinyin: Shuāngshíjié; Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄕㄨㄤˉ ㄕˊ ㄐㄧㄝˊ), is the national day of the Republic of China (ROC). It commemorates the start of the Wuchang Uprising of October 10, 1911 (10-10 or double ten), which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China and establishment of the ROC on January 1, 1912.

As a result of the Chinese Civil War, the government of the Republic of China lost control of mainland China and relocated to Taiwan in December 1949. National Day is now mainly celebrated in Taiwan, but is also celebrated by some overseas Chinese.
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TheParser
Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016 5:29:16 AM
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Hello, Gary and Mr. Zhang:

I am sure that we all hope that the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China can resolve their differences.

It would be a tragedy if there were a violent confrontation between brothers.

I assume that you are young people.

I am very old.

When I was young, I remember reading about the unspeakable suffering of the Chinese people because of foreign invasions and because of internal disorder.

It is wonderful that the young people in the mainland and in Taiwan now enjoy a high standard of living and -- most important -- peace.

When I was young, everyone felt so sorry for China.

Today everyone respects China and recognizes it as one of the most important and powerful nations in the world.

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