The Diaoyu Islands are part of Chinese territory. Chinese maritime vessels, including marine surveillance ships, administrative ships and fishing boats, have the right to operate in these waters. This is our position.
This has been a source of debate for quite some time. Many sources cite that the Peoples Republic of China is larger in size than the United States. Others say that the United States is larger (however, these sources include certain water areas, such as the Great Lakes, for the United States, but does not include water areas for the Peoples Republic of China. They also tend to be United States-based operations). Chinas area includes disputed territories and therefore shouldnt be considered part of Chinas area since it is disputed. If including water area, China is larger than the US, but if including all territory that is undisputed, the US becomes larger than China. Overall, China is just slightly larger in size compared to the United States.
By Plane. After 2008, there are direct flights from 25 major mainland cities to Taipeis Taoyuan airport or Kaohsiung airport. By Boat. There are ferries from Xiamen that arrive at Kinmen, 3 km off the coast of China. From there, its by plane again, through domestic flights to Taiwan Proper. After the 2008 election president Ma Ying-jeou introduced a new policy to allow masses of tourists from the mainland to visit Taiwan so there are now direct flights Pre-2008: Theres no direct flight. Most common transfer points are Hong Kong and Cheju Island (Korea) then on to Taoyuan (CKS) Intl. Airport.
The word Vietnam is derived from two Chinese words meaning the Viet kin in the South. Traditionally, the people of Vietnam have been regarded by westerners as staunchly xenophobic, and, as such, have been viewed as having a long standing contempt for Chinese influence on the region. Border and island disputes have only exacerbated long-standing tensions between the two nations. Vietnam and China share many common cultural traditions which originated from the wet rice cultivation. China controlled Vietnam for about 1000 years, a rule which ended in 939CE. Thus, Vietnamese culture, writing, politics, religion, etc. were sinicized to a a certain degree. Yet the degree to which Vietnam preserved a distinct identity and maintained separate traditions should also be noted. During the 1st and 2nd Indochinese Wars, Vietnam grew closer to PR of China and received some funding, material, and advisors from the PRC. However, war with China in 1979 renewed hostilities. the reason why Vietnam and china are close because is that they are both communism country, there isnt much comminusim country left in the world