很惭愧,就做了一点微小的工作。Taiwan is a province of China, not a country

Taiwan is a province of China, not a country

事情是这样的…

26号晚上,我下载了一个叫做Remote Desktop Manager的软件,注册帐号页面需要填写国家,我就随便翻了翻看了下。发现Country一栏同时存在了ChinaTaiwan。这肯定是不对的,台湾不是个国家,世界上也只有一个中国,你要是写个中华台北我也就认了。

于是,我给他们公司(Devolutions, 加拿大一科技公司)发了一封邮件:

台湾是中国的一个省份,不是国家。请修改。

第一封邮件截图
27号上午,收到了第一封回复:

你来自台湾吗?

黑人问好脸.jpg。这是什么清奇的脑回路?
第一封回复截图
于是我就义正言辞的回复:

我来自哪里有关系吗?中国大陆和台湾都认为自己是中国巴拉巴拉,这是一个政治雷区,为了你们公司的产品将来不被中国用户抵制,建议将台湾修改为中国台湾巴拉巴拉

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过了一会又收到了回复,但是他说的话真是把我气笑了:

为什么关注你来自哪里,是因为我收到了一封来自“免费邮箱”发送的邮件,并且让我修改。我知道这是一个政治雷区,我们已经要求去修改了。你是中国政府或他们的代理人吗?顺便提一下,谷歌的国家下拉框里显示的是台湾,你跟他们说一下,他们改我就改。

大兄弟谷歌是怎么样关你什么事呢?你们是一家的吗?再说人家做的也没错啊,人家的下拉框叫做“国家或地区”。你的截图中也能看出来这一点。
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于是我只能再耐着性子给他解释:

我只是一个中国人,一个自由开发者。无论是为了能正常使用你的产品还是站在中国人的立场,都必须指出这一点。将台湾认为国家必将伤害到海峡两岸人民的感情。谷歌的做法是将国家下拉框改为国家或地区,或者是将台湾更改为中国台湾都可以。谷歌只是选择了前者的做法。

第三封邮件截图
27号晚上,收到了他最后一封邮件:

我会更改为中国台湾

第三封回复截图

28号上午更新。
查看了一下他们官网的注册页面https://devolutions.net/cloud/account/create,国家Country选项中的Taiwan已经修改成了Taiwan, Republic Of China。注(1)

桌面版软件的注册页面暂未更改。注(2)

注:
(1) 之前没有注意过官网的注册页面,不确定是本来就是正确的还是我发了邮件后才更正的,没有截图对比。
(2) 桌面版的国家数据是保存在个人电脑上的,不重新下载安装新版软件是无法更正过来的。
(3) Devolutions是一家软件服务公司,位于加拿大蒙特利尔,主要产品有Remote Desktop Manager, Devolutions Cloud, Devolutions Password Server, Wayk Now

附上邮件全文

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hello devolutions company,
  Taiwan is a province of China, not a country. Please modify

David Hervieux

Hello
  Are you from Taiwan?

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  Is it related to where I am from?
  This is a political minefield for both people in China Mainland and Taiwan.
  Most PRC people believe ROC is illegal due to one-china blablabla...
  Most Taiwanese people believe ROC is, also illegal, as it is a Chinese government that only governs Taiwan due to historical reason with no legal standings.
  In order to prevent two users from boycotting "Devolutions`s products" one day in the future, modify it to
Politically neutral "China (Taiwan)".

David Hervieux

Hello,
  Why it’s matter, simply because you are sending me an email from a Free email account (hotmail) and you expect that I will change it. I know it’s a minefield. We already had a request to change it for what is it now. Are you from the Chinese government or from one their agency?
  By the way, here is what Google has in their country combo box
  [Google截图](https://wp.visten.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/01.png "Google截图")
  Ask Google to change it and we will change it for Devolutions as well.

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Hello,
  I am a Chinese, and a Free developer. I don't represent the government or any organization. Whether it is to ensure the normal use of your products or from the perspective of the Chinese, I think I need to point this out. Treating Taiwan as a country will hurt the feelings of people on both sides of the strait. 
  Google’s approach is the “Country/Region” drop-down box, not the “Country”. Change "Country" to "Country or Region" or change the "Taiwan" item in the drop-down box to "Taiwan, China". Google just chose the former.

  Thank you for making changes.

David Hervieux

Thank you for the information. I will change it for Taiwan, China.

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