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Debian and Taiwanese independence

Debian and Taiwanese independence

Posted May 28, 2004 18:33 UTC (Fri) by clugstj (subscriber, #4020)
In reply to: Debian and Taiwanese independence by giraffedata
Parent article: The new Debian kernel team

Well, the people living in Taiwan obviously don't want to be part of "The People's Republic of China" and it obviously isn't since it has its own government. It appears that the ISO 3166 group folded to political pressure when it chose the description of "tw". I also noticed a Solaris patch a year or two ago that eliminated the politically sensitive timezone name for Taiwan.

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Debian and Taiwanese independence

Posted May 29, 2004 7:38 UTC (Sat) by komarek (guest, #7295) [Link]

The wishes of all of the Taiwanese are not as easily divined as you suggest. It isn't even clear that a majority of Taiwanese support full independence from mainland China. Any simple statement about the relation of Taiwan and China is likely uninteresting or wrong.

-Paul Komarek

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