What? Gongchandang is the Communist party. Guomindang is the Nationalist party. Change name, or change article. I've tried editing the article as best I can, but unfortunately it is practically unsalvageable. It was poorly and emotively written (ending on the note "fear gripped the free world", which is both untrue and inappropriate for an encyclopedia article), and made little sense. The Gongchandang IS the CCP - Gong means "public", chan means "production", and dang means "party" - public production party, the CCP - and yet the article seemed to be about the Guomindang, or the Nationalists. (Guomindang means "country-people/folk-party", hence "nationalists.") At the same time, it also seemed to be simply a very poor summary of the Chinese civil war. So what, if anything, is this article supposed to be about? If it's the Communists, the article needs to be re-written entirely. If it's the Nationalists, the name needs to be changed and the article needs to be drastically changed. If it's about the civil war, both things need to change. In essense, the article needs to be scrapped and several articles need to be written to cover what could be the content of the article, because it is currently wrong and quite dumb in appearance and content.
- I began a total refresh, and I don't know how to finish it because I am not a conservative Christian American and I don't know what to put in there that would suit the bias of the site. Whilst I think much of this site is, frankly, a little mad, I can't bear to see such genuine mis-information and stupidity - the confusion of the Guomindang and the Gongchandang, the Nationalists and the Communists. So, find some sources that suit your requirements if you want a complete article on the CCP. Oh, and try to ensure that "guomindang" doesn't redirect here, because the Nationalists are not the Communists, simple as that is to understand.
@Nationalist Chinese' did redirect here. I think maybe someone is having a laugh. Pachyderm 16:13, 24 July 2007 (EDT)
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Move to "Nationalist Party"
I recommend moving this article to "Nationalist Party", per Britannica and New York Times. The usual practice is to translate the names of political parties. "Kuomintang" is an obsolete transliteration, so there is all the more reason to do it in this case. PeterKa 02:10, 29 August 2014 (EDT)