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Vulcan proverbEdit

The "Vulcan proverb" from The Undiscovered country "Only Nixon could go to China" is obviously Spock's sarcasam, and should not be put in as a reference to China. The preceding unsigned comment was added by CVN-65 (talk • contribs).

Either way it's a trek reference to China. Tyrant 04:07, 14 Mar 2005 (GMT)Tyrant
Agreed -- even if Spock was joking or not, its still a reference to the existence of China, and the state of politics there when Nixon went there -- more than enough to justify a definition in this article. -- Captain Mike K. Bartel 05:14, 14 Mar 2005 (GMT)

Harry KimEdit

Harry Kim's name is Korean, not Chinese...should the reference to Garrett Wang remain on this page? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dr. Floyd (talk • contribs).

Actually Kim is a Chinese surname as well. It is just much less popular in China than it is in Korea. The *Chinese logograph for Kim is 金. - cyl
is there a symbol for "harry" :) ? -- Captain M.K.B. 16:38, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Removed text Edit

I removed the following uncited (and probably non-canon) text:

  • "The 15th century explorer Columbus, having read Polo, sailed west to find China. (His calculations for latitude, at least, were right on the money)."

If someone can find a canon source, it can go back in. -- Renegade54 18:52, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

I removed more, as they were either better suited for Chinese or a bit skinny or over-detailed for what was given in canon:
  • "''The [[Sung Dynasty]] ruled all or part of China in the [[13th century]]. ({{TNG|Code of Honor}}) ''"
  • "''The [[Outer Mongolia|Mongolian Empire]] founded by [[Genghis Khan]] covered most of [[Asia]]. His grandson Kubilai overran the vestigial Sung and thenceforth ruled all of China and more from the splendid capital [[Xanadu]]. Here the Khan of mythical "Cathay" (China) was sought out by several [[Europe]]ans including [[Marco Polo]]. {{incite}}"
  • "''In [[1972]] [[Mao Zedong]], chairman of the Chinese [[Communism|Communist Party]], received [[President of the United States|US President]] [[Richard M. Nixon|Richard Nixon]]. Their alliance against the [[Union of Soviet Socialist Republics|Soviet Union]] was a major turning-point in the planet's [[Earth Cold War|Cold War]], and affected the ongoing [[Brush Wars]] to China's south. Nixon was a VIP tourist on the Great Wall. {{incite}}"
  • "''[...] The reference is to that politician's well-established anti-[[communism|communist]] reputation, which shielded him from domestic opposition to his dealings with Mao. {{incite}}"
--Alan 15:40, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

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