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  • This week, China held historic meeting with Chinese Taipei.

  • Now this might not sound like much, but it did pay the curiosity of one of our viewers.

  • Um, actually in fact we have a letter here, Charlie. From Emily, if I can get it out.

  • Um, props.

  • Um, Emily of Mormon writing: Dear Mansion, I'm confused.

  • What's the difference between the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China?

  • Your heart, love, Emily.

  • You know what does that sound like, Michael?

  • Sounds like a job for the news lab.

  • (Charlie and Michael going to the News Lab)

  • Once upon a time, there was the Republic of China, which was ruled by a group of people called the Nationalists.

  • Then, the communists came along and a massive war ensued, Leading to these guys fling to here.

  • The only part left of what was the Republic of China.

  • And these guys running what they called, the People's Republic of China.

  • I hope I'm being clear.

  • I'm sure Emily is very happy about that one.

  • Now we have another E-mail file via BlackBerry from

  • She writes: So, how many Chinas are there? Your heart.

  • Well, hot Christie, there is only one China.

  • One China composed of two separate and completely different China.

  • The problem being that: China thinks it's China while China also think it's China.

  • But decided that there are two Chinas which means there is no longer one China.

  • Decided that there is no longer one China will be a really slap in the faceto China and China.

  • You dig?

  • I'll tell you we here from Lance of parrot, he write:

  • So, which China is actual China? Stop, your heart, stop.

  • Well, Lance, most countries recognize China as China, but some recognize China as China.

  • Now, if you recognize China, then you can't officially talk to China.

  • Now, China hates it when you talk to China, but China really hates it when you talk to China.

  • The interesting event, this week was that China actually spoke to China.

  • Incredible!

  • Now Philip Karendale Skypes: So, let me get this straight, mainland China is China? Your heart.

  • In a way, Phil.

  • Most people call mainland China, the People's Republic of China, China.

  • While others believe that the Republic of China is China.

  • They also call it Chinese Taipei and Taiwan.

  • But China prefers Chinese Taipei and not Taiwan.

  • Because Taiwan is hardly China, is it?

  • At the very heart of it though, China and China both want to be China.

  • But you can only have one China, and that's...

  • China.

  • And finally Gail of Popcorn says via carrier pigeon:

  • I'm sorry Charlie, I missed all that, could you repeat that for me? Your heart.

  • Yes, how about you go fuck yourself?

This week, China held historic meeting with Chinese Taipei.

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