Administrative Divisions (34):
*Province: 23 (including Taiwan)
*Autonomous Region: 5 (Tibet, Xinjiang Uyghur, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia Hui, Guangxi Zhuang)
*Municipality: 4 (Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing)
*Special Administrative Region: 2 (Hongkong, Macau)
***Taiwan (claimed by the PRC, controlled by the Republic of China)
>The People's Republic of China (PRC), established in 1949, commonly known as China, has control over mainland China and the largely self-governing territories of Hong Kong (since 1997) and Macau (since 1999) as well as many islands.
>The Republic of China (ROC) established in 1912 in mainland China, now commonly known as Taiwan, since 1945 has had control over the island of Taiwan and a few other outlying islands.