yíng welcome; greet

Different tone

yīng (flower)

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Pronunciation

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Phrases

欢迎 huān yíng welcome

Taiwan

The island of Taiwan has for centuries been ruled by different peoples. Up until the 17th century indigenous tribes ruled, Then the Dutch took it as a trading port. The remnants of the Ming dynasty under Guoxingye took it from the Dutch and then the Manchu Qing dynasty took it in 1683 when it first came part of China. The French took control very briefly in 1884. Then control passed to Japan who ruled 1895 until 1945. It was the Nationalist leader Chiang Kaishek who fled there is 1949 as a government in exile. The conflicts with the Peoples Republic have gradually diminished only recently.
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