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- Jun 15, 2010
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- South Leicestershire, England
Taiwan and HongKong both are part of the Republic of China. The Chinese will make damned sure that people are aware of the facts.
As for finish of lathes are you referring to paintwork or actual quality of engineering.
A set of countries all separated by a common language?
I think that you will find that Taiwan is indeed the Republic of China (ROC) and is a multiparty democracy with free elections every 4 years or so while mainland China is the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) and is a one party (the Communist party) Socialist state.
Mainland China claims that the ROC (Taiwan) is part of the PRC but it is not at the moment and is unlikely to be, at least in my lifetime. They have different flags as well.
See here: https://www.taiwan.gov.tw/politics.php