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The eastern hemisphere of planet Earth, including China, India and Australia in 2154

China was a country that existed on Earth. It was also a term for a large geographical area in Asia. China bordered against several other Earth nations, among them Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Korea. The people and culture specific to China was referred to as Chinese.

The Great Wall of China was constructed beginning in the 3rd century BC and fully connected by the first Qin emperor in order to prevent an invasion by nomads to the north. (VOY: "11:59")

In 1932, seven women fell victim to the Redjac entity in Shanghai, the major port in this country. (TOS: "Wolf in the Fold")

While visiting 1986 Earth, James T. Kirk described to Gillian Taylor why he was so interested in George and Gracie. When Kirk asked Taylor if she wanted the details, she told him, "I wouldn't miss this for all the tea in China." (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

During San Francisco's Bell Riots, in 2024, Biddle Coleridge commented on the television coverage of the hostage situation, stating that "great, we're on every channel. I bet they're watching this in China." (DS9: "Past Tense, Part II")

In 2268, the situation on Neural reminded Captain Kirk of Earth's 20th century Brush Wars, and the Kohms of Omega IV reminded him of Asian communists. (TOS: "A Private Little War", "The Omega Glory")

In 2293, Spock stated that the Vulcans have a proverb: "only Nixon could go to China." (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

In 2364, Captain Picard presented planetary ruler Lutan with a Sung Dynasty horse statue from 13th century China, on the occasion of the USS Enterprise-D's visit to Ligon II. (TNG: "Code of Honor")

In 2365, Picard, commenting on the hitherto indeterminate location of Iconia, reminded Wesley Crusher that China, too, had been thought a myth until Marco Polo reported his own journey there. (TNG: "Contagion")


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Early drafts of Star Trek: First Contact were to have said that China was a leading member of the Eastern Coalition in the Third World War, but it was decided that politics didn't really matter to the story, so the lines were cut.

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