When we say PRC, it is an acronym for the People's Republic of China. Please do not forget, that, while China considers Taiwan as a part of China, Taiwan begs to differ, so therefore, referring to an Chinese from Taiwan will result in being Taiwanese, which is a lot shorter the "The People's Republic of China" therefore like everything else in the short little country it become shortened to PRC to go along with AYE, BKE, SLE, PIE, ad nauseum. A "Chinese" wife can come from San Francisco (largest single Chinese community outside of China & Taiwan - more ethnic Chinese in SF than in SG). Even HK Chinese still consider themselves different than PRC and that's even since the '97 handover. We have a long time regular here with the nick of ksl, he has a Taiwanese wife and he'll tell you so. So any adverse connotations here would be only on a personal level. Yes, Singaporean Chinese use in in a bad way, but nobody said Singaporeans are very PC in the first place. This primarily because Taiwanese don't hold a threat here. It's only bad if you allow it to be bad personally. e.g, Ang Mo, I've been called an Ang Mo for 30 years, but it's not, for the most part, done with bad connotations. It's just easier for the local rather than saying Caucasian. Of course there are those here who DO take offense at it, but I think it's only because they are new or reasonable new to Asia.
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