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What does ROC mean?

 
 
Reply Tue 2 Apr, 2013 10:48 am

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http://s1.djyimg.com/i6/1304012013272320--ss1.jpg

Does it mean "Republic of China"? What the CCTV actually wanted to express is "PRC"?
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Doubtful
 
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Reply Tue 2 Apr, 2013 11:20 am
@oristarA,
Could it be Republic of China (ROC, Taiwan)? I don't know about the Xi though. Perhaps XI? Eleventh visit?
ehBeth
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Reply Tue 2 Apr, 2013 11:28 am
@oristarA,
Brazzaville is in the Republic of Congo

Republic of Congo = ROC

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contrex
 
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Reply Tue 2 Apr, 2013 12:58 pm
@Doubtful,
Doubtful wrote:

Could it be Republic of China (ROC, Taiwan)? I don't know about the Xi though. Perhaps XI? Eleventh visit?


How hard is it to type Brazzaville into Google?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 2 Apr, 2013 01:53 pm
@contrex,
contrex wrote:
How hard is it to type Brazzaville into Google?


I think if someone is in mainland China, the access to Google is not as open as some of us are used to.
timur
 
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Reply Tue 2 Apr, 2013 01:59 pm
@ehBeth,
A person that has internet access and writes this:

Doubtful wrote:
I don't know about the Xi though. Perhaps XI? Eleventh visit?
,

is not in Mainland China, IMO...

XI refers to Xi Jinping, btw.
Doubtful
 
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Reply Tue 2 Apr, 2013 04:42 pm
@timur,
How hard is it to type Brazzaville into Google?

I think this question is better directed at the asker. I admit I focused on the first line and ignored the rest of the text.

XI refers to Xi Jinping, btw.

I thought it might refer to Taiwan's president or first minister, but neither one had Xi in their name. Besides, I find it very strange to refer to a VIP by their first name.

"Barack visits Namibia." Who says that?
timur
 
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Reply Wed 3 Apr, 2013 10:48 am
Doufulbt wrote:
"Barack visits Namibia." Who says that?


A lot of people, it seems. A simple Google search says so:

BARACK VISITS ROLLA MISSOURI
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contrex
 
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Reply Wed 3 Apr, 2013 11:53 am
@Doubtful,
Doubtful wrote:
XI refers to Xi Jinping, btw.

I thought it might refer to Taiwan's president or first minister, but neither one had Xi in their name. Besides, I find it very strange to refer to a VIP by their first name.


Unfortunately you reveal ignorance with that remark. It isn't his "first name" in the sense that you seem to intend. Chinese names have the family name first, and the personal name after. Xi Jinping is "Mr Xi". Mao Zedong was "Mr Mao". Sun Yat-Sen was "Mr Sun". Chou En-Lai was "Mr Chou", Chiang Kai Shek was "Mr Chang" (etc)

Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 3 Apr, 2013 11:59 am
That is culturally derived ignorance, which is to say, assuming that everyone else's culture works the way one's own does. I don't know how many times i've heard or read someone referring to the famous Japanese admiral as "Admiral Isoroku," when what they ought to have said was "Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku." Often, you can't even explain their error to them.
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Doubtful
 
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Reply Wed 3 Apr, 2013 12:07 pm
@contrex,
Yes, I do reveal some ignorance since I know absolutely nothing about China. You, on the other hand, reveal that you know everything about everything with that remark. Our greatest problem today seems to be carbon dioxide emissions. How about you tell us how to solve that problem in a reasonable way? Mankind will be forever grateful.
roger
 
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Reply Wed 3 Apr, 2013 12:42 pm
@Doubtful,
Doubtful wrote:

Yes, I do reveal some ignorance since I know absolutely nothing about China. You, on the other hand, reveal that you know everything about everything with that remark. Our greatest problem today seems to be carbon dioxide emissions. How about you tell us how to solve that problem in a reasonable way? Mankind will be forever grateful.


That is the second most stupid post I've ever seen.
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 3 Apr, 2013 01:11 pm
@roger,
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That is the second most stupid post I've ever seen.


Roger holds the record for the stupidest post ever.
contrex
 
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Reply Wed 3 Apr, 2013 01:50 pm
@JTT,
JTT wrote:
Roger holds the record for the stupidest post ever.


Do I detect a note of envy?
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