See also: PRC

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P.R.C.

  1. Alternative form of PRC (China).
    • 1978, Richard Nixon, RN: the Memoirs of Richard Nixon[1], Grosset & Dunlap, →ISBN, LCCN 77-87793, OCLC 760525066, OL 7561812M, page 577:
      Perhaps the most vitally important section of the Shanghai Communiqué was the provision that neither nation "should seek hegemony in the Asia Pacific region and each is opposed to efforts by any other country or group of countries to establish such hegemony." By agreeing to this provision both the P.R.C. and the United States were imposing restraints on themselves. But far more important, particularly as far as the Chinese were concerned, was that the provision subtly but unmistakably made it clear that we both would oppose efforts by the U.S.S.R. or any other major power to dominate Asia.
    • 1980, Gurton, Melvin; Byong-Moo Hwang, China under Threat: The Politics of Strategy and Diplomacy[2], Johns Hopkins University Press, →ISBN, LCCN 80-7990, OCLC 470966163, page 210:
      In Beijing’s view, in the absence of an explicit treaty provision, the central line of the main channel—the Thalweg principle—provided a legal basis for delimiting the boundary in the two rivers. On this basis, Beijing claimed that 600 of the rivers’ 700 islands—including Zhenbao Island on the Ussuri River, just 180 miles southwest of an important Soviet city, Khabarovsk—belonged to the P.R.C.
    • 2011, Carter, Jimmy, White House Diary[3], →ISBN, LCCN 2010015544, OCLC 712116640, OL 26333774M, page 281:
      This visit, and its cause, was truly historic: until this point, our nation had never had diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China (P.R.C.). Since the P.R.C's founding on October 1, 1949, the United States had maintained diplomatic ties exclusively with the political remnant of Nationalist China's forces that had been driven from the mainland to the island of Taiwan. This relationship had become deeply embedded in the commercial, media, political, and military establishments of our country. During this time, the P.R.C. was almost invariably referred to in political debates as "Red China" and "Communist," which had a negative connotation similar to the one "terrorist" has today. To me, Deng Xiaoping's welcome in Washington was an early indication of approval for the decision I had made to shift official diplomatic relations to mainland China.

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