Di Wu Set To Make History In Melbourne

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  1. axel89

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    Depends if you count Taiwan/Chinese Taipei as part of China.
     
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    Also this is in the Open Era only.
     
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    He should.
     
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    The Chinese certainly do!
     
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    i thought taipei wasn't part of china
    and yes this is part of the open era
     
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    It would be accurate to say that Di Wu will be the first player to represent China in a tennis major. Taiwan is where the defeated Kuomintang fled after losing the Chinese civil war to the Communists in 1949. That is the reason why Taiwan is not a part of China today.
     
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    Maybe he will actually make a deep run.
     
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    It is separate from China proper for the historical reasons Mustard has explained but the Chinese government continues to regard Taiwan as officially part of China even though it has its own government. Taiwan also continues to regard itself as part of China. It just refuses to recognise the Communist regime in power in Beijing.

    Yen-Hsun Lu is definitely Chinese. He just happens to be from Taiwan. It would be more accurate to say that Di Wu is the first man from the People's Republic of China ie. Communist China to play in a tennis Slam in the Open Era.
     
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    I hope he can win a set or two, if not winning a match.
     
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    I should also point out that after their civil war defeat, the Kuomintang regime of Chiang Kai-shek saw themselves not only as Taiwan's rulers, but as the real rulers of China in exile with ambitions of one day returning to the mainland. The Chinese government of Mao Tse-tung saw Taiwan as a part of China, as have all Chinese governments since Mao's death in 1976.
     
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    my eyes be tricking me, though title said dj wu
     
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  14. vive le beau jeu !

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    lack of mutual recognition doesn't keep them from playing agasint each other, by the way... ;)
    http://www.daviscup.com/en/results/...&team2=TPE&team2PlayerId=&sf=&ar=&mt=&sd=&ed=

    good luck to di at the AO ! :)
     
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    In another 5 years, all top 10 players will be from China
     
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    He is young hope that he break in to top 100 in the future.
     
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    Wu Tang Clan!

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