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邢台 Xingtai, Hebei
七台河 Qitaihe, Heilongjiang
台山 Taishan, Guangdong
烟台 Yantai, Shandong
台州 Taizhou, Zhejiang


台湾 Táiwān Taiwan
台北市 Táiběi Shì Taipei

Japan's ally

It is little known that Britain (U.K.) was Japan's important ally during the period 1890-1920. The support for the Japanese was a strategic decision to keep Russia out of northern China. Britain directly 'ruled' central China with Shanghai as its main city but it did not have the resources to impose control over Manchuria. As Russia's control of Manchuria was growing rapidly Britain turned to Japan as an ally. It was not until Japan's expansionist plans became clear in the 1920s that Britain distanced itself from Japan.
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