The eastern hemisphere of planet Earth, including China, India and Australia in 2154

Earth political map

21st century era political map of Earth

Tiananmen Square, time stream

Tiananmen Square in 1989

Richard M. Nixon, time stream

Nixon sets foot on Chinese soil in 1972

For the type of dinnerware, please see China.

China was a country in eastern Asia, on Earth.

The Great Wall of China was constructed in the 3rd century BC and fully connected by the first Qin emperor in order to prevent an invasion by nomads to the north. (VOY: "11:59")

In 1932, seven women fell victim to the Redjac entity in Shanghai, the major port in China. (TOS: "Wolf in the Fold")

While visiting 1986 Earth, James T. Kirk described to Gillian Taylor why he was so interested in George and Gracie. When Kirk asked Taylor if she wanted the details, she told him, "I wouldn't miss this for all the tea in China." (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

During San Francisco's Bell Riots, in 2024, Biddle Coleridge commented on the television coverage of the hostage situation, stating that "great, we're on every channel. I bet they're watching this in China." (DS9: "Past Tense, Part II")

In 2268, the situation on Neural reminded Captain Kirk of Earth's 20th century Brush Wars, and the Kohms of Omega IV reminded him of Asian communists. (TOS: "A Private Little War", "The Omega Glory")

A 21st century-era political map of Earth was stored in the USS Enterprise's library computer in 2254. The location of China was labeled on this map. This map was among the materials viewed by the Talosians when they scanned the Enterprise computer. (TOS-R: "The Cage")

In 2293, Spock stated that the Vulcans have a proverb: "only Nixon could go to China." (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

In 2364, Captain Picard presented planetary ruler Lutan with a Sung Dynasty horse statue from 13th century China, on the occasion of the USS Enterprise-D's visit to Ligon II. (TNG: "Code of Honor")

In 2365, Picard, commenting on the hitherto indeterminate location of Iconia, reminded Wesley Crusher that China, too, had been thought a myth until Marco Polo reported his own journey there. (TNG: "Contagion")

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Furthermore, the Yangtze River was indirectly referenced through the USS Yangtzee Kiang, and the historical region Manchuria through the Manchurian test.

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The map used in the remastered "The Cage" was a CIA map published in September 2008. The ice shelfs of Antarctica were masked with black ink. Beijing was labeled on the map; its location was represented by a black star. [1]

Earth map, 20th century, North Pacific

20th century era map of the North Pacific region. The east coast of China can be seen on this map

Retroactive continuity: A 20th century-era map of the North Pacific Ocean region, depicting the east coast of Asia and Alaska on the west coast of North America, was stored in the USS Enterprise's library computer in 2254. This map was among the materials viewed by the Talosians when they scanned the Enterprise computer. (TOS-R: "The Cage")

Northern China was mentioned as the starting point of an orbital skydiving jump Kirk hoped to make in a deleted scene from Star Trek Generations.

Early drafts of Star Trek: First Contact were to have said that China was a leading member of the Eastern Coalition in the Third World War, but it was decided that politics didn't really matter to the story, so the lines were cut.

China was also referenced in an ultimately omitted line of dialogue from the final draft script of ENT: "Storm Front", establishing 1944 as the Year of the Monkey in China.

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