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"...is nominally in Lienchiang County". Doesn't "nominal" mean that the Matsu aren't really administered in power by the ROC? But they are under the control of the ROC, completely. The modern and official facilities on the Matsu are built by the ROC, aren't they? And the officials definitely are paid for, legally, by the ROC, since they represent the ROC. Of course, the PRC claims the Matsu, but it claims the entire Taiwan as well. Does it mean then, that Taiwan is also nominally in the ROC? --Menchi 07:56 29 Jun 2003 (UTC)
- Yeah, I would take out the "nominal." A functioning county government still exists for Lienchiang. --Jiang 00:09 4 Jul 2003 (UTC)
Complete island list
I tried to find a complete list of the 19 islands' names, but couldn't. Maybe many are unnamed because unexplored and uninhabited. --Menchi 07:03 30 Jun 2003 (UTC)
Following is moved from Talk:Lianjiang
- Now, yes, Lianjiang & Lienchiang have the same official name, and it's no coincidence, but theoretically, should it? Many Matsu residents aren't so sure. It could've been Matsu County, maybe it'll, although probably it won't any time soon, probably never. But if it is called Matsu County, wouldn't be merged with Matsu Islands in an instant? Why wait? What's the difference? The merger should happen between Matsu Islands and Lienchiang County. But what would be called? Matsu seems the best choice, but it's taken (thanks to me, Mwa-haha!!!!). Maybe Matsu (region)?
- I can't find a precedent on WP, most islands with a collective name have been under the jurisdiction of a political entity by that exact name. Some one-named island(s) are divided, but that's irrelvant to the Matsu Islands case here, for they are the political entity that got divided. Do you know another political island like Matsu?
- --Menchi 23:21 1 Jul 2003 (UTC)
- I don't see anything wrong with merging Lienchiang with Matsu Islands. Actually, I see Taiwan as a precedent. The country template is placed in Taiwan rather than Republic of China, even though ROC is technically the country and Taiwan just a region. Go ahead with the merger, but it needs to be clarified in Lianjiang that the county is divided and that particular article just deals with the PRC side. --Jiang 06:53 3 Jul 2003 (UTC)
- I actually thought the Taiwan-ROC merged article is a horrible, horrible one, of two mismatching things. Moreover, we do have a ROC article in existence! That table with flag and coat of arms definitely don't belong on the Taiwan article, although some stats probably apply. But I don't know what to leave in the Taiwan article, what to add, and what to take out (into the ROC article).
- But that's besides the point, since the Matsu/Lienchiang case is different: They co-exist completely (whereas TW/ROC do not), and the Matsu/Lienchiang merger seems fine to me.
> The People's Republic of China controls the part of the county > adjoining the mainland and has a separate administration for that > jurisdiction, Lianjiang County, which claims the entire archipelago to > be its Mazu Township (妈祖乡). Are the islands considered Mazu Township? Is this fact correct? Wouldn't an area that big be bigger than a township? Moreover, Mazu is not listed under the lists of townships on Lianjiang on the Lianjiang page. Can somebody clarify?
Dpr 04:55 27 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Call to rename, include a geographical diferentiator
So there are 2 Lianjiang counties: one under the PRC and the other under the ROC control: y dont we rename both?
Lianjiang County, People's Republic of China and
Lianjiang County, Republic of China
Hanyu Pinyin is now the legal standard in the ROC, the same as in the PRC...
Mazu is not an official name, its just the common name...
We have Taiwan Province (ROC) and Taiwan Province PRC
Just now i watched: wiki this: "Taoyuan County": it shows 2 taoyuan counties: both reflect a geographical differentiator in their name (Taiwan and Hunan, shouldnt we follow that? Gumuhua (talk) 18:16, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Clarification on "First government" wishing to change name
The statement: "This is the first example of a local government officially wishing to change its name." Is this first EVER in the world, or in Taiwan, or in the history of China? Newfoundland in Canada officially changed its name to Newfoundland and Labrador after unofficially using the name for many years. --Mistakefinder (talk) 12:54, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
- In 1820, the District of Maine was changed into the State of Maine after decades of being part of Massachusetts ever since the 1600s. In 1792, the western end of Virginia became Kentucky because its residents wanted to have their own state, and Virginia consented to it. Then the case of part of Virginia becoming West Virginia in 1863 is more complicated, but once again, the residents of that part of Virginia wanted to have their own state.
- In Europe, what we now call Belgium and Luxembourg both used to be part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, but Belgium split off during the 1840s (during a period of strife but no war) and Luxembourg split off in about 1890 because the people there did not want a female monarch, Queen Wilhelmina. Here, we're talking about countries, but Luxembourg is quite small. During 1940-44, Luxembourg was also part of the Third Reich, but that was involuntary since this was imposed by Nazi Germany from the outside.
- In the United States, the former City of New York (Manhattan) voluntarily joined with Brooklyn (a real city), Queens County, and The Bronx merged in 1892 to form Metropolitan New York. Then Richmond County (Staten Island) was added to that in 1894. Brooklyn and Richmond County gave up what they had had to become the Borough of Brooklyn and the Borough of Staten Island.
The Commonwealth of the Philippines (est. 1935), gave up that name and status in mid-1946 because the people of the Philippines had asked for independence and the United States had grated it peacefully and with its blessings. Thus, those islands became the Republic of the Philippines.