A smelly shithole. Thankfully seperated from the Republic by a border, which is unfortunately no longer militarised due to the evacuation of British troops.
Me: Thank God I don't actually live here in Northern Ireland! It's shit.
Northerner: No it isn't!
Me: Actually, it is. Belfast looks like a fucking concentration camp or something. What's with all the barbed wire and fences! And the retarded chavs who attack policemen, firefighters, and anyone wearing the wrong soccer jersey, the paramilitaries, Orangemen, need I go on?!
Northerner: You're right, feck this, I'm moving to the West Country. Or Wales. Or the South. Even Glasgow isn't as shite as this armpit.
Me: Now you're thinking straight. I'll book a ticket on Ryanair and get us the feck out of here. Let's never speak of it again.
Taiwan is a province of China (regardless of what your political views are). The official names used for Taiwan are
*Taiwan, People's Republic of China (on the mainland).
*Taiwan, Republic of China (on Taiwan).
Until the DPP gets into office and holds a successful referendum on renaming the state "Taiwanminguo" it will be a province of China regardless which side of the straits you live. I have never been able to understand why so many Taiwanese are so selfish as to be unwilling to advocate retaking the mainland. After all, compared to Taiwan, the mainland is a basketcase. Hopefully someday there will only be one Chinese Republic. Taiwan will be able to help the mainland to recover from the effects of Communism. I really hope Taiwan doesn't declare independence since that would further legitimise Communist rule on the mainland. The DPP are selfish scumbags.