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Why do China and Taiwan and Hong Kong enter the Olympics under different flags?

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2008-08-27 22:15:06

They are separate entities and have their own National Olympic

Committees. Hong Kong is a 'special administrative region' within

the People's Republic of China. They competed in the 2008 Games as

Hong Kong, China. Taiwan is a separate country altogether from the

People's Republic of China. While the People's Republic of China

claims Taiwan, they have never controlled it.

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