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Can anyone explain what is meant by LC-PCC PS for 16.4 when it says "Use 'Taiwan' for the province of Taiwan only as a location qualifier"?

First, what is meant by "location qualifier"?

Second, what is meant by "province of Taiwan"?  The province that existed 1885-1895?  The province of the Republic of China that was established in 1945 but has been essentially co-extensive with the ROC since 1949 and has lost most of its functions to the ROC government since the 1990s?  Or the Taiwan Province that is claimed as part of the People's Republic of China?

Specifically, what qualifier is used for a corporate body that is located in Taiwan (i.e. Republic of China) when applying 11.13.1.3?

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