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China, the oldest and most populated nation on Earth in the 20th century (DW: Four to Doomsday), was located in the continent of Asia.

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History

Early history

Circa 5519 BC, Monarch abducted Lin Futu and other natives of China. (DW: Four to Doomsday)

Medieval

The Venetian Marco Polo traveled throughout China as the then-emperor Kublai Khan would not permit him to leave and return home. In 1289, The Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright and Susan met him during his travels. (DW: Marco Polo)

Modern times

19th century

The Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot visited China in 1800. (TN: Foreign Devils)

Circa 1860, Magnus Greel arrived in China from the year 5000. Li H'sen Chang found him and, believing him to be the god Weng-Chiang, became his devoted follower. (DW: The Talons of Weng-Chiang) In an unrelated incident, five years later, The Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright and Vicki visited China. (PDA: The Eleventh Tiger)

20th century

Troopers from the Boxer Rebellion were kidnapped by the War Lords for use in their war games. (DW: The War Games)

In 1936, the Doctor joined Mao Tse-Tung on the Long March. (DW: The Mind of Evil) Mao would take control of the country thirteen years later.

In 1937, The Doctor and Romana visited China. (MA: The Shadow of Weng-Chiang)

In 1967, Fitz Kreiner was taken to China by Red Army soldiers. (EDA: Revolution Man)

In the 1970s, China set General Cheng Teik as a delegate to the first World Peace Conference in London. He was killed by his aide, Chin Lee, who was under the control of The Master. (DW: The Mind of Evil) Perhaps as a result of this, China was very reluctant to participate in the second World Peace Conference until persuaded by Sir Reginald Styles. (DW: Day of the Daleks)

21st century

By the year 2009, China was part of the worldwide nuclear grid overseen by UNIT. An Osterhagen station was located there.

On Christmas Day 2010 when The Master turned every Human into copies of him, all 2.5 Million soldiers of the Chinese military came under his command. (DW: The End of Time)

Alternative timelines

Presumably this happened in the main universe as well.
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China was a nation-state that existed on Earth before the formation of the United Earth government in the mid-22nd century.

In the 4th century BC, Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War. (TNG episode: "The Last Outpost"; ENT episode: "Divergence")

In 1839, China and Great Britain declared war on each other in what became known as the Opium War. (ST novel: Federation)

In 1930, James T. Kirk fails miserably at convincing a New York City police officer and passersby that Mr. Spock is from this country. (TOS episode: "The City on the Edge of Forever")

In 1932, seven women living in the Chinese city of Shanghai became victims of the Redjac entity. (TOS episode: "Wolf in the Fold")

In 1965, physicist Changming Weng defected from the People's Republic of China to the United States of America. (TOS - Star Trek: Assignment: Earth comic: "Brighter Than a Thousand Suns")

In 1972, Mao Zedong, chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, received US President Richard Nixon in the capital of Beijing. (TOS novelization: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; (TOS - Star Trek: Assignment: Earth comic: "Too Many Presidents"))

At some point in the 20th century, Gary Seven, Isis and Roberta Lincoln averted the assassination of Chairman Mao while he visited the Great Wall of China. (TOS novel: Assignment: Eternity)

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Fallout

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From The Vault

Flag of China as seen in Fallout 3.
Chinese military banner as seen in Operation: Anchorage.
Chinese Propaganda
A propaganda poster saying "Long Live Chinese People's Liberation Army" in Chinese.

The People's Republic of China was the primary rival of the United States during the twenty-first century, with the U.S. having developed relatively warm diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union during the twentieth century in the Fallout universe. It was a military and economic superpower, able to fully compete with the U.S. and was consistently portrayed as an equal or, in certain fields, even superior to America. For instance, China attempted to be the first to drill the last sources of petroleum in the world.[1] It is implied that Americans sabotaged this attempt and that without such sabotage the Chinese would have been successful. In addition, China developed the unique Hei Gui stealth armor that the United States military reverse-engineered with the deployment of its unstable, wrist-mounted Stealth Boys.

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Political system

In 2077, China was still a Communist nation, just as it is in our world. It is unknown whether China in the Fallout universe pursued the same free market economic reforms as did the China of our own world after 1978.[2] While China may have opened up its markets to free competition and private enterprise, it was still governed by an oligarchic one-party system that brooked no political challengers and did not grant its people guaranteed human rights. The ruling political party was the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). China's last head of state before the Great War was President Xin, while Chairman Cheng was the country's military leader. The last Chinese Ambassador to the United States was Xiu-Ling.[3]

It appears as though China's government was just as ruthless in trying to win the Sino-American War that began in 2066 as the United States, as the Chinese soldiers that infiltrated Point Lookout had suicide caps in their molars that would kill them if captured, and the Chinese spy, Agent Jiang, that had infiltrated the area was to be killed after his mission had been completed.

History

Prior to the Sino-American War

Relations were strained with China even before the Sino-American War, as it raced with the United States to tap the last remaining oil fields deep beneath the Pacific Ocean. The work of Chinese geologists and petroleum exploration engineers was sabotaged by American spies, allowing the United States' energy company Poseidon Oil to erect an oil rig of their own and claim the resource. The strained relations eventually lead to the Chinese invasion of Alaska in 2066, where the Anchorage Front Line became the first and most important battlefield.

Sino-American War (2066-2077)

The exact details on China as a nuclear power in the Fallout universe are sketchy at best. It is not actually known how many nuclear weapons or of what types China brought to the final blasts of the Great War or even if it was the only country launching nuclear weapons at the United States, who was at that time in the midst of resource disputes with many other nations.

According to the Fallout Bible timeline:

  • 2066: Chinese forces under the leadership of General Jingwei successfully invaded Alaska, claiming its pipeline and oil reserves for Beijing.
  • 2073: China became increasingly aggressive in the war and began to use biological weapons against American forces,[4]
  • 2074: During the Yangtze Campaign [5], American T-45d Power Armor units, conventional infantry, and mechanized infantry divisions outfitted with the Power Armor were deployed to China as part of an American counter-invasion of Chinese territory, but they became bogged down on the mainland, putting a further drain on American resources and supply lines.
  • 2076: The advanced T-51b Power Armor finally finished its development cycle, and the first mechanized infantry unit outfitted in this version of Power Armor was sent to China. The new armor allowed these troops to finally carve a swath through Chinese forces. Chinese supply lines from the East and Southeast Asian nations China had annexed began to break down.
  • 2077: At some point, one of the nuclear powers began launching nuclear weapons, which resulted in a massive retaliatory response that culminated in the nuclear annihilation of the Great War on October 23, 2077. All nation-states effectively ceased to exist following the holocaust. It is unknown whether the Chinese government took steps to ensure the survival of itself or its citizens, as the American government did.

Any information further regarding Chinese history in the Fallout universe up to this point remains unclear. It is unknown whether there are still people who exist in China the same way the inhabitants of the North American wastelands do...minus the deathclaws and Super Mutants. It is unknown whether the direct descendants of the Chinese government or even the surviving Chinese people consider themselves still at war with America, or even if they know that the United States still exists in some form. At this point in the Fallout series, there are no known records of anyone from the United States, including the Enclave, ever having established successful contact with the Chinese wasteland.

See also: The Great War

Infiltration of Washington, D.C.

Chinese commandos infiltrated mainland America during the Sino-American War, in order to spy on and sabotage the American war effort. Their focus was Washington, DC, which they penetrated under the cover of Mama Dolce's factory and L.O.B. Enterprises, supported by several Chinese special forces teams. A large amount of Chinese arms were also covertly transported to the American capital city, possibly in order to equip Communist sympathizers and Chinese sleeper agents and spark an insurrection that would severely affect the American ability to effectively wage war. One agent, Wan Yang, infiltrated Point Lookout to destroy the Chinese sub SSN-37-1A that sank in American waters. The side quest, The Velvet Curtain, deals with this directly.

Attempted sabotage of Hoover Dam

The following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Shortly before the Great War started in 2077, a Chinese infiltration and sabotage team discovered the Hoover Dam secret genetics laboratory - Classified Sub-Level 1C - and tried to destroy Hoover Dam, so the genetic work could never be used against them. Some of the Chinese stealth soldiers made it into Sub-Level 1C, while others were planting bombs in the main generator rooms - Scum Pits. One of the bombs went off prematurely and alerted all of Hoover Dam, including the guards in S1C. Things become cloudy in the reports due to the chaos that ensued, but suffice it to say that the Chinese were defeated, the generators were heavily damaged, and S1C was compromised. A couple of Chinese stealth soldiers and four scientists were trapped in S1C after the hatch was sealed. The Prisoner could find the soldiers there and use the materials from their stealth armor to make his own armor.[6]

Infiltration of Limit-115 Laboratory

The following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Chinese "Black Ghosts" (Hei Gui) managed to steal some Limit-115 samples also, but they were killed in Denver in a crowded public area, breaking the vials with the virus, unleashing the New Plague on Denver.

Post-Great War Chinese presence in America

The Shi in San Francisco

Main article: Shi

The Shi inhabitants of San Francisco claim to be the descendants of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy submarine Shi-Huang-Ti (named after the first Chinese emperor), washed ashore in the great nuclear EMP-produced blackout following the Great War. The Chinese survivors managed to adapt themselves to the post-nuclear world, salvaging the submarine's supercomputer, christened the Emperor by the Shi. In time, the Shi dismantled much of the submarine, eventually turning San Francisco into a center of scientific research and higher learning.

The submarine was planned to play a bigger role in the game - armed with conventional missiles and hidden in the San Francisco Bay it could destroy the PMV Valdez heading to the Poseidon oil rig that was used as the headquarters of the Enclave.

Chinese remnants in Washington, D.C.

In 2277, traces of Chinese activity linger still in the Capital Wasteland:

  • Chinese Remnant ghouls at Mama Dolce's.
  • A dead Chinese Commando as a random encounter.
  • Remnants of two Chinese spies inside Broadcast Tower KT8.
  • The People's Republic of America Radio (a Chinese broadcast about victory over the U.S.A.) as well as the Chinese Radio Beacon.
  • Many items such as weapons, clothing and books with Chinese origins.
  • The Chinese weaponry, clothing and radio equipment in the Taft Tunnels under the Jefferson Memorial implies the existence of Chinese spies below the Pentagon.

Chinese Submarine & Secret agents in Point Lookout.

With the Point Lookout add-on, a Chinese submarine codenamed SSN-37-1A can be found. The submarine was sent to "patrol hostile waters".

Furthermore, there is evidence of at least two Chinese secret agents who were posted in Point Lookout. Chinese secret agents were sent to the Turtledove Detention Camp, which is one of the two places the Velvet Curtain quest starts. The two Chinese secret agents in Point Lookout were agent Yang and agent Jiang.

Further Presence

Van Buren's background indicated additional infiltration of the United States by hostile Chinese forces. There is also the matter of the vast quantity of Chinese weapons available in the Capital Wasteland.

It is possible that one of the apartments in The Pitt used to be occupied by Chinese spies. This can be proved true by lockpicking the safe, where the "Hat of the People" can be found.

During the Point Lookout add-on quest "The Velvet Curtain", the 'Extraction Details' screen alludes that at least one Chinese satellite is still in operation, the one used to confirm the destruction of the aforementioned submarine.

Chinese equipment

The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

References

  1. according to non-canon Sierra Depot GNN Transcript
  2. the only explicit mention of China being communist in any of the original Fallout games is in dialogue with the Enclave of United States President Dick Richardson, who called the Chinese "damn Reds"; it is also referred to as communist in the Fallout Bible timeline, in Horrigan dialogue files and the Van Buren tech demo; Fallout 3 is more explicit in its portrayal of China as a communist nation, for example, during the "Tranquility Lane" quest, where the player is to activate the "Communist Invasion Simulation" and Liberty Prime's pre-recorded anti-Chinese speeches input by Pre-War American scientists.
  3. Broken Steel Presidential Metro PA system
  4. according to non-canon Sierra Depot GNN Transcript. A Chinese deep sea oil rig was damaged with some sabotage, but neither country went to war over this.
  5. referred to by President Dick Richardson
  6. Hei Gui armor as possible part of equipment is confirmed by one of Van Buren screenshots also

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China is a cultural region, ancient civilization, and a large nation in East Asia. It is one of Earth's oldest civilizations, consisting of states and cultures dating back more than six millennia. The capital of China is Beijing.

China is one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations. It has the world's longest continuously used written language system, and has been the source of some of the world's great inventions, including the Four Great Inventions of ancient China: paper, the compass, gunpowder, and printing.

In 2004, Dana Awbrey decided to flee there after an AI, the Operator, expressed a desire to kill her.

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Every character on Lost speaks some form or variant of a language. The predominant language spoken on the original broadcasts of the show is American English, though variants of this language, as well as entirely different languages are used, often with English subtitles. Every main character on the show speaks at least some English. Several characters can speak up to four other languages on the show besides English (Naomi, Mikhail and Danielle).

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Characters and languages

Below is a list of important characters who speak languages other than English.

Character Languages

Ana Lucia Cortez
English, Spanish
Ana Lucia primarily speaks English. She also speaks Spanish fluently, as shown in a conversation with her mother. ("Collision") It is unknown which is her native language.

Benjamin Linus
English, Turkish, Arabic, Latin
Ben primarily speaks English. However, he was also shown to speak Turkish when he was confronted by two Bedouins, and also speaks Arabic. ("The Shape of Things to Come") It is possible that Ben can speak fluent Latin, as we know from Juliet that all Others must speak this language. ("Jughead")

Charles Widmore
English, Latin
While Widmore almost exclusively speaks English, he was shown to be fluent in Latin, which is the secret language of the Others. ("Jughead")

Charlotte Lewis
English, Korean, French
Charlotte primarily speaks English. However, she has been shown to read in several different languages, including French ("Confirmed Dead"), and also speaks Korean, as shown when confronted by Jin. ("Something Nice Back Home")

Danielle Rousseau
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
Rousseau was first heard speaking French over a distress signal ("Pilot, Part 2"), and it is presumed to be her native language. She was also shown to know several other languages when questioning Sayid. ("Solitary") However, she also speaks English fluently, and uses it to communicate with the other survivors regularly.

Dogen
English, Japanese
Dogen is an Other in a position of authority at the Temple who speaks Japanese, which is translated to English by Lennon. While he can speak English, he does not like the way it "tastes on [his] tongue."

Mr. Eko
English, Yoruba
Though he generally uses English, even while talking with other Nigerians, Eko also speaks another of Nigeria's major languages. This is most likely Yoruba, as "Eko" and his brother's name "Yemi" are both names from traditional Yoruba. ("The 23rd Psalm")

Hugo "Hurley" Reyes
English, Spanish
Though he prominently speaks English, Hurley has also been shown to know Spanish, as he is the original owner of the Spanish comic book, and understands what Naomi says when she arrives on the Island. ("The Brig") He is also born to a Hispanic family living in the US.

Ilana
English, Russian, Latin (possibly)
Even though she primarily uses English, Ilana was able to understand communicate with a nurse and Jacob. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2") Also she at least understands Latin, as she understood what Richard answered to her question "What lies in the shadow of the statue?". ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

Jacob
English, Russian, Korean, Greek (possibly)
Though Jacob speaks English as his primary language, he fluently spoke Russian while visiting Ilana in the hospital and spoke Korean to Sun and Jin at their wedding, even being commented by Jin that he speaks excellent Korean. He also has the ability to (at the very least) read and write Greek as evidenced by his work on the tapestry in his quarters in the statue.("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

Jin-Soo Kwon
Korean, English
Jin's primary language was Korean, as he had grown up and lived in Korea all his life, never having the need to speak another language. This caused a language barrier between him and other English speakers on the island. After his wife revealed that she could speak English ("...In Translation"), he was initially enraged, but finally accepted the fact, and allowed her to begin to teach him. ("Exodus, Part 2") His ability to speak English quickly developed, and by three years later, he was a fluent speaker. ("LaFleur")

Juliet Burke
English, Latin
Juliet's primary language is English, though she spoke Latin in "Jughead" when revealing Jones and Cunningham as Others. ("Jughead")

Lennon
English, Japanese
Lennon is an Other in a position of authority at the Temple who translates Dogen's Japanese.

Mikhail Bakunin
English, Portuguese, Russian, Latin (possibly)
Mikhail generally speaks English, and uses this to communicate which his fellow Others and the survivors. However, he has also used Russian to speak with Beatrice Klugh so that the survivors would not understand their exchange. ("Enter 77") He also was able to translate Naomi's Portuguese, though he intentionally did so incorrectly. ("D.O.C.") Mikhail is Ukrainian, so it is possible that he also knows Ukrainian.("Enter 77") It is very possible that Mikhail can also speak Latin, as all Others should know this language. ("Jughead")

Nadia
Arabic, English
Nadia's native language is presumably Arabic, as she was shown living in Iraq and speaking the language. ("Solitary") However, she was also seen in America on multiple occasions, speaking English fluently.

Naomi Dorrit
English, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish
Naomi's primary language is English, and she uses it to communicate with the survivors. However, she also seen speaking in several different languages, such as Portuguese, Chinese, and Spanish. ("D.O.C.")

Mr. Paik
Korean
Mr. Paik's native language is Korean. He has never been shown to speak any other languages. ("The Moth")

Richard Alpert
English, Latin
Richard primarily speaks English, though he has shown that he speaks Latin, possibly as it is the Others' secret language, when replying to Ilana's question "What lies in the shadow of the Statue?". ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

Sayid Jarrah
English, Arabic, German, Spanish
Sayid's native language is presumably Arabic, as he was shown living in Iraq and speaking the language. ("Solitary") However, he also speaks perfect English, and uses this primarily on the island. He also speaks a little German as seen as his meeting with Elsa in a cafe. ("The Economist") He can also speak Spanish as he spoke it while working on the Build our Planet project in Santo Domingo. ("The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham")

Shannon Rutherford
English, French
Shannon primarily speaks English. She also learned some French, and was called upon the island to use it in order to decipher the distress signal sent out by Danielle Rousseau. ("Pilot, Part 2")

Sun-Hwa Kwon
English, Korean
Sun's native language is Korean. Throughout most of her life she spoke no other language. However, she soon started learning English under the tutelage of Jae Lee ("The Whole Truth"), and eventually became very fluent. However, she kept this a secret from Jin. Several weeks after crashing on the island, Sun revealed to everyone the fact that she spoke English ("...In Translation"), and then began using it almost exclusively, except with Jin, whom she began teaching English after his anger for her betrayal had subsided. ("Exodus, Part 2")


Accents

Michael recognizes Naomi's accent ("Meet Kevin Johnson")

Many characters have distinctive accents when speaking English, showing their countries of origin. Charlie speaks with an English accent, and is able to tell that Naomi hails from Manchester as well, judging from her Northern accent. ("Greatest Hits") Michael is able to discern this fact about Naomi as well, presumably judging from his time spent with Charlie. ("Meet Kevin Johnson") Widmore and some members of the Hostiles also use British accent while speaking. ("The Lie")  ("Jughead") Desmond uses a clear Scottish accent, an accent also used by many of his flashback characters. Desmond's ex-fiancee Ruth speaks with a slight Irish accent.

Gault's accent is Australian ("Ji Yeon")

Sawyer speaks English with a distinctive Southern accent (having hailed from Alabama). This is easily discernable by his fellow survivors, and sometimes draws insults from other survivors ("redneck man", "hillbilly").

Several characters speak English with a clear Australian accent. Claire is perhaps the most obvious of these, along with her family and most of her flashback characters, including Carole Littleton, Richard Malkin, and Lindsey. Captain Gault and Hendricks from the Kahana also speak with an Australian accent. Most Australian characters feature a New South Wales variation of Australian accents.

Several other characters speak with accents on the show. Jin and Sun speak English with a slight Korean accent, while Danielle Rousseau, as well as Robert and Montand, speak English with a French accent. Eko speaks with a deep, Nigerian timbre, and his brother Yemi speaks English similarly. Frank Lapidus speaks with a Yankee accent. Most other characters speak English with an American accent.

Language barriers

Ben struggles to be understood by the Bedouins ("The Shape of Things to Come")

Language barriers have caused some issues between characters of the show, because they are unable to understand one another. The most notable victim of a language barrier was Jin, because he was unable to speak English while his fellow castaways were. Sun had pretended to be unable to speak English, but was later revealed to be able to. ("...In Translation") Jin later began overcoming this barrier with the help of Sun. ("Exodus, Part 2") By three years later, Jin was perfectly fluent in English. ("LaFleur")

Another, more minor, language barrier existed between Ben and the Bedouins after he turned the frozen wheel and ended up in the Sahara desert. While being held at gunpoint, Ben tried to speak English with the two of them, and they appeared to not understand. Ben then began speaking Turkish, asking them wether they knew Turkish (tr: Türkçe biliyor musunuz?). After incapacitating both of them, Ben learned that one did speak at least partial English (Surrender!). He sarcastically noted this, and then knocked out the Bedouin with the butt of his gun. ("The Shape of Things to Come")

Hiding a language

Kate learns that Sun speaks English. ("Hearts and Minds")

Another minor recurring theme is a character keeping a language secret. The most notable occurrence was Sun's knowledge of English. She kept this a secret from her husband and the other survivors. She couldn't live with the same language barrier her husband lived with and finally opened up to Michael, whilst trying to defend her husband.("House of the Rising Sun") After a short period, she unwillingly had to admit the truth to Kate, after it became clear she had understood a comment by Kate in English.("Hearts and Minds")
Her final act was revealing it to everybody at the beach, in order to keep her husband and Michael from fighting. ("...In Translation") Jin at first thought of this as a betrayal, but eventually accepted it as an advantage over his barrier. He used her as translator and as an English teacher.

Charlotte is confronted by Jin, revealing that she speaks Korean. ("Something Nice Back Home")

Another minor occurrence was Charlotte's knowledge of Korean. She reacted in a way that made Jin suspicious that she may understand his and Sun's conversation, while journeying to and at the Staff. He finally confronted her, revealing that he saw through her, and demanded a safe place on the Kahana for Sun.("Something Nice Back Home") Jin later used Charlotte as a translator, when trying to communicate with Sawyer's group during the time flashes. ("This Place Is Death")

Secret languages

Cunningham and Juliet talk in Latin. ("Jughead")

The Others' have been shown to use multiple secret languages, most notably Latin. The first mentioning of this was when Cunningham and Jones were held hostages by Locke, Sawyer and Juliet, who used to communicate so their captors won't understand them, though they were understood Juliet, who being a former Other spoke the language and successfully revealed them as Others. Juliet later explained that the reason the Others speak Latin is because they consider it "the language of the enlightened". ("Jughead") Richard Alpert was also shown to speak it, when answering to Ilana's question "What lies in the shadow of the Statue?". ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")
Beside Latin, the Others have also used Russian to communicate among themselves. It was used by Beatrice Klugh and Mikhail Bakunin when they were captured by Sayid, Locke and Kate at the Flame, Bea used it to ask Mikhail to shoot her, something that he hesitantly does. ("Enter 77") Dogan used Japanese to speak with Lennon even though he spoke and understood English perfectly. Though he claims that he doesn't speak it because he doesn't like the language, his usage of Japanese had the same role as the Others' previous uses of Latin and Russian, as only he and Lennon understood what Dogan said. ("LA X, Parts 1 & 2")

Charlotte and her French translator in Medenine. ("Confirmed Dead")

Translators

Many of the characters on the show have worked as translators for others, thus helping them overcome their language barrier. Some such as Charlotte's French translator worked as professional translators. The most prominent example are the people that translated English to Jin and Jin's Korean for others. This role primarily belonged to Sun, though after her departure from the Island ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3"), Jin used Charlotte as his translator revealing to the rest of the survivors that she spoke Korean. ("This Place Is Death") Another prominent example includes the survivors using Shannon to translate Rousseau's distress call and later Shannon helping Sayid translate Rousseau's maps and notes. ("Pilot, Part 2")  ("Whatever the Case May Be")

Shannon listening to Rousseau's signal. ("Pilot, Part 2")

Other examples include Charlotte's above-mentioned French translator, though as it was confirmed that Charlotte at least understood the language, it is possible she only served as a translator to French but not the other way around. ("Confirmed Dead") A more recent occurrence of character being present for translating is Lennon, an Other who was used by Dogen to translate his Japanese to Jack, Hurley, Jin and Kate, though he didn't translate English back to Dogen, who later revealed that he actually spoke the language though didn't like using it. ("LA X, Parts 1 & 2")


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China is a nation-state on the continent of Asia on Earth. People or things originating from China are described as Chinese.

China was a leading member of the Eastern Coalition during the Third World War.

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