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Suggest deleting Taiwan in Bilateral Relation[edit]

ROC or Taiwan is not a country recognised by USA,so how can a non-country be categorised in the international bilateral relation?--Ksyrie 01:57, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

"Bilateral relations" means the relations between two entities, not necessarely two (recognized) states. You can for instance have bilateral relations with the UN or the EU, while both are not states. So Taiwan should be in the East-Asia section. Sijo Ripa 14:56, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
Many nations also maintain "trade offices" in Taiwan. It stops just short of a "Consular" role... I believe the US does too. You will however notice the US-Palestinian relations are also missing from the list as Palestine is not really a country but the US is still practically at war with their leaders Hamas. CaribDigita (talk) 02:47, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
I added Palestine to the list as we have unofficial relations with them as we do with Taiwan, and by the way, Hamas are not the leaders of Palestine, they are the de facto leaders of the Gaza Strip only. Charles Essie (talk) 19:16, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Flag clutter[edit]

Does anyone else reckon this template looks cluttered with all those flag icons? Sardanaphalus 12:34, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Flags seem to work best when the list is in a column rather than a row. Maybe the template should be converted to {{Navbox with columns}}.... I could tinker with it, but not right away.--Old Hoss 15:29, 14 October 2007 (UTC)
{{Navbox with columns}} is new to me but I see why you mention it, so I'll try experimenting with it and this template's content on my userpage and post some follow-up here if anything decent-looking results. Thanks for your message. Sardanaphalus 16:11, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
I've toyed with {{Navbox with columns}} and found it can be embedded in a standard Navbox, so here's the current result:
I found I needed to tweak the font-sizes for the Navbox with columns and am not sure whether I've done this effectively. Sardanaphalus 19:07, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
I've now replaced the template with the above. Sardanaphalus 20:00, 29 October 2007 (UTC)


I removed the highly-POV Tibet entry. United States government has since the ROC era(1912-1949) recognized Tibet as part of China.

"For its part, the Government of the United States has borne in mind the fact that the Chinese Government has long claimed suzerainty over Tibet and the Chinese Constitution lists Tibet among areas constituting the territory of the Republic of China. This Government has at no time raised a question regarding either of those claims" [State Department, FRUS 1943, p630] (talk) 16:23, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 June 2018[edit]

Please change

* [[China–United States relations|China]] ** [[Hong Kong–United States relations|Hong Kong]] * [[Japan–United States relations|Japan]] * [[Macau–United States relations|Macau]]


* [[China–United States relations|China]] ** [[Hong Kong–United States relations|Hong Kong]] ** [[Macau–United States relations|Macau]] * [[Japan–United States relations|Japan]]

since both Macau and Hong Kong are part of China (see Special administrative region of China). But the previous version only deems the latter to be, which is factually incorrect. (talk) 10:14, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

 Done L293D ( • ) 12:18, 21 June 2018 (UTC)