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Old February 26th, 2015, 03:54 AM   #21
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Before we get back on topic, as far as I understand there is only one China, but there are two parties claiming control of that China. One is currently operating from Beijing, and one is currently operating from Taipei.
Both have ridiculous claims on the Spratly Island for example, which are right off the coast of The Philippines and Malaysia, and nowhere near China.
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Old February 26th, 2015, 05:19 AM   #22
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Was the bit about Taiwan belonging to China in the original post? I see that it was edited. Beijing may not like Taiwan's independence, but that doesn't change the facts on the ground. Taiwan makes its own laws, prints its own money, has its own military, has its own sense of nationhood, and enjoys at least some diplomatic recognition (legal and implicit, depending on how various countries' embassy-like "cultural centers" or whatever they're called are to be seen). Please edit.
So does Hong Kong and Macau.

Most of the world agree Taiwan belong to China, just look how many countries that recognize Taiwan.
For example IMF writes "Taiwan province".

The term "Taiwan, Province of China" also appears in the International Organization for Standardization's ISO 3166-1 country codes because its information source, the publication UN Terminology Bulletin-Country Names, lists Taiwan as "Taiwan, Province of China"

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Old February 26th, 2015, 06:24 AM   #23
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not since 2009 in Taiwan
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......but which of County / (Provincial) City / Special Municipality names remaining as commonly used (Wade-Giles) ones is still a consistent principle.
Besides, in Taiwan, the principle quoted above is also admitted by official transliteration instructions.


Taichung was formerly a (Provincial) City and had become a Special Municipality after mergering with Taichung County in 2010,

so its transliteration still keeps commonly used (Wade-Giles) one at present.

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Most of the world agree Taiwan belong to China, just look how many countries that recognize Taiwan.
For example IMF writes "Taiwan province".

The term "Taiwan, Province of China" also appears in the International Organization for Standardization's ISO 3166-1 country codes because its information source, the publication UN Terminology Bulletin-Country Names, lists Taiwan as "Taiwan, Province of China"
So what ? The status quo that Taiwan isn't formally controlled or ruled by Chinese Government (at least for now) should be disregarded ?
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Old February 27th, 2015, 05:02 PM   #24
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Wtf is going on here? Is this a Metro thread or some skybar political discussion thread?
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Old March 4th, 2015, 01:22 PM   #25
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After all these discussions, could someone please kindly change the title of this thread (I dunno how to do)?

I was sort of wrongly got into this thread because I don't recognise 'Taizhong' refers to Taichung! I just wondered how come there is a city in Mainland China, which is economically strong enough to build a metro system, but I did not know it? And then, after entering the thread, I discovered it was Taichung.......

As 'Taichong' is the official translation used by the local government and people, could someone change the title of the thread, so as to avoid someone to be confused as I was? The title now is very confusing...

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BTW, regarding the pinyin vs Wade-Giles issue, even though Taiwan government changed to the pinyin system a few years ago, it clearly stated that some of the commonly used / internationally recognised traditional proper name would stick to the old Wade-Giles translation.

For example, we write 'Taipei' instead of 'Taibei', 'Tamsui' instead of 'Danshui'...And 'Taichung' is clearly one of these cases, and so the government will keep using 'Taichung' instead of 'Taizhong' as the official translation of the name of the city.
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After all these discussions, could someone please kindly change the title of this thread (I dunno how to do)?

I was sort of wrongly got into this thread because I don't recognise 'Taizhong' refers to Taichung! I just wondered how come there is a city in Mainland China, which is economically strong enough to build a metro system, but I did not know it? And then, after entering the thread, I discovered it was Taichung.......

As 'Taichong' is the official translation used by the local government and people, could someone change the title of the thread, so as to avoid someone to be confused as I was? The title now is very confusing...
I agree. I actually never heard the name 'Taizhong' before.
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Old October 18th, 2015, 05:15 PM   #28
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Taken from Taiwan high speed rail thread, this is the picture of new Taichung TRA station, which is not part of HSR network. The rebuilding is part of TRA Western Line improvement, but on maps section between Xinwuri and Fengyuan stations, which includes this station, is marked as Red Line:

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Highspeed railway station U/C on 06.09.2015.

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Old January 20th, 2017, 04:31 PM   #29
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From Rail Journal

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php...ml?channel=525

First Taichung MRT Green Line train unveiled
Friday, January 20, 2017



THE first completed train for the Taichung MRT Green Line was officially presented to the deputy commissioner of Taipei City Department of Rapid Transit Systems (Dorts) in a ceremony at Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI) plant in Hyogo, Japan, on January 10

The fleet of 18 two-car driverless trains is being supplied as part of a $NT 10.9bn ($US 350m) contract for electrical and mechanical systems, which was awarded to a consortium of KHI, Alstom and CTCI Corporation, Taiwan, in April 2011. In addition to rolling stock, consortium leader KHI is responsible for project management and system integration. Alstom is providing signalling systems, while CTCI is responsible for power supplies, with the two companies working jointly on communications and fare collection systems

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