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    China-based vs Chinese-based

    Carnivalís six China-based ships will include vessels from both Costa Cruises and Princess Cruises, each of which will be adding a new ship.
    http://www.latecruisenews.com/2015/0...ay-for-dublin/
    The Golden Princess joins the lineís first Chinese-based ship, 2,674-berth Sapphire Princess, which has been based in Shanghai since last year and will sail year-round in China starting in 2016.
    http://www.latecruisenews.com/2015/0...ay-for-dublin/


    What's the difference in meaning between China-based and Chinese-based?
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    Re: China-based vs Chinese-based

    I think 'China-based' should be used in both. To me, 'Chinese-based' has something to do with the language.

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    Re: China-based vs Chinese-based

    It may look similar to the pod Lady Gaga climbed out of during her performance at the Grammy Awards back in 2011, but it is bigger, sturdier, and more functional than hers was. Created by Nice Architects, a Slovakian-based architectural firm, the egg-shaped Ecocapsule is an environmentally friendly living space that promotes off-the-grid▼ living. Though it may seem small at around 11 square meters, the eco-pod can house two people _(1)_. In this compact space, it also has the luxuries of a hotel room.
    http://paper.udn.com/udnpaper/POH0061/287901/web/
    In the above passage, why not say Slovakia-based?
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    Re: China-based vs Chinese-based

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    It may look similar to the pod Lady Gaga climbed out of during her performance at the Grammy Awards back in 2011, but it is bigger, sturdier, and more functional than hers was. Created by Nice Architects, a Slovakian-based architectural firm, the egg-shaped Ecocapsule is an environmentally friendly living space that promotes off-the-grid▼ living. Though it may seem small at around 11 square meters, the eco-pod can house two people _(1)_. In this compact space, it also has the luxuries of a hotel room.
    http://paper.udn.com/udnpaper/POH0061/287901/web/
    In the above passage, why not say Slovakia-based?
    The author or editor suffered a momentary attention lapse. They started to write a Slovakian architectural firm and decided they'd prefer the compound adjective with -based. Either Slovakian or Slovakia-based is correct. Slovakian-based​ is not.
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    Re: China-based vs Chinese-based

    I would say 'Slovakia-based'.

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