Why does Hong Kong team have Hong Kong China on their shirt?

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  1. ralphz

    ralphz Regular Member

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    Why does Hong Kong team have Hong Kong China on their shirt?

    I think this pic is from the Thailand Open. It's Yuta Watanabe and_Arisa Higashino (JPN) vs Tan Chun Man_Tse Ying Suet (HKG)

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    The Japanese team just has Japan written on theirs.

    Is it to do with Hong Kong being under the control of China?
     
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    Since 1997, Hong Kong is legally a part of China (its official country name is Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China). The autonomy of Hong Kong is a politically contested issue, and thus China insists on this somewhat awkward name to stress its claims.

    China lays similar claims to Macau (competing under the name Chinese Macau) and even Taiwan (competing as Chinese Taipei).

    Other countries are more relaxed about this kind of this thing and try to convince the citizens to stay with inducements and partial grants of autonomy; Scotland just competes under the name Scotland.
     
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    Also Taiwan has a different flag, not only name.
     
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    Hong Kong also have a different flag, officially "the regional flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China".

    That's a long name. :)
     
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    Really? I just know the red flower when I was there and also have seen the red flower on the jerseys on the tour.
     
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    the flower is Bauhinia which was supposed to have been first discovered in Hong Kong.
     
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    I think ucantseeme meant Taiwan has 2 flags. Don't they have the red flag with the blue sun and then also the flag with Olympic rings used for sports representation?

    I could be totally wrong and this is a politically sensitive topic so I'd like to be corrected if I'm wrong. I've always been curious about their flags.

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    it is a politically sensitive topic indeed. :cool::cool::cool:
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    I think we should also lock the thread to avoid a discussion about China. Question is answered.
     
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    good suggestion.
     
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