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Why?

perhaps to do with internet addresses.

China is .cn
Taiwan is .tw
Hong Kong is .hk

AND you will be doubly horrified to learn that Macao has its own as well   .mo

But probably because there are some common usages that mere political dictates will not change.

Hong Kong has, for longer than living memory, been Hong Kong. Everyone in the world knows it as Hong Kong and it has its own particular culture. It will always be Hong Kong, not Hong Kong-part-of-China..

Taiwan?  -- Well, lets not raise that again.

Macao? -- well it was a very well-kept secret. The Macaoans liked it that way and so that is why it would not be listed by itself. Few know about it.

Tibet? --  Tibet has a certain air of mystery and isolation -- a bit like Nepal, but even more so. The world knows it as Tibet.

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i agree with it completely~

what you had said is very right!!!!!!!

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Not everybody knows the sensitivities...

... nor need they be.  Nobody knows everything about every country.

You shouldn't get worked up where most likely no harm is meant at all.

To give an example from the other side of the world: in the United States many consider it to be a horror to eat horsemeat, almost akin to cannibalism.  In Belgium, where I come from, it is considered a delicacy, more expensive than beef.  Many Belgians (i suspect a majority)  honestly don't know that it is not like that all over the Western world or even everywhere.   Should Americans be angry about this?

You will appreciate that for a remote outsider who has no special interest in China at first glance it looks as if Hong Kong, China and Taiwan are three different countries: the visa regulations are different, you pass border control going from one of them to another, the currencies differ...

Give it a moment's thought.  Can you really blame John Doe from Moscow, Alabama, for being a little confused?  Or Gina Geek working at the Yahoo headquarters?

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