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Can the difference in development between India and China be explained on one of them (China) embracing free markets before the other?

They both have similar levels of population although one is projected to rival the USA for superpower status while the other still has huge rates of poverty. Authoritarian countries seem to have ...
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What are the possible benefits of the Chinese government continuing to pursue a zero covid policy?

China seems to had done really well during the pandemic and has had far lower deaths than Europe and United states. However as countries around the world vaccinate their population and learn to live ...
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Does China have a separation of power between legislative and executive branch? What is the equivalent of a Minister in China?

Note: Please don't devote a good percentage of your answer on criticizing China and its way of governance. Try to be explanatory and not judgemental. So far, I have only able to grasp that China is ...
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Why does Australia not tolerate China building a base in Solomon Islands if they think Russia should tolerate NATO expansion in Ukraine?

Australia apparently thinks Russia should tolerate NATO expansion in Ukraine, since they've 1) condemned the invasion and 2) imposed sanctions on Russia for invading Ukraine. On the other hand, ...
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Has the Chinese government indicated what is the "red line" in the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

This answer suggests that should Russia use a nuclear strike in Ukraine, even China would condemn it: By using weapons of mass destruction Russia would be condemned not just by the West, but also the ...
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Why is China so hostile to the western world? [closed]

Through domestic education or propaganda, Chinese government is consistently educating its everyone who listens to the CCP mouthpiece that they should be careful of the western threat. An example ...
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How did the alleged Chinese debt trap cause the economic crisis in Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka is facing the biggest economic crisis since its independence. Its policy was wrong in some cases: Chinese debt trap. Due to lack of industrial growth, the Government of Sri Lanka provided ...
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Has post-revolutionary China ever backed down in international (plus SARs, TAR and cross-straits) affairs?

I have heard that good parenting advice tends to stress consistency; if you "lay down the law" you have to stick with it and not allow "infractions" to go unnoticed or ...
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Did China ever try to change regimes in any country? [closed]

From Wikipedia - Regime change is the forcible or coerced replacement of one government regime with another. Regime change may replace all or part of the state's most critical leadership system, ...
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Why hasn't any country condemned the human right abuses of Chinese government for their Zero-COVID policies (cf. Hong Kong and Xinjiang issues)?

In history, the human right abuses in China were often condemned internationally, for example the forced labors in Xijiang camps and the crackdown of Hong Kong protests. But it seems to me that the ...
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Why didn't the US administrations before Trump bring China topic to the front? [closed]

President Donald J. Trump Is Protecting America From China’s Efforts To Steal Technology And Intellectual Property When exactly did China start to reverse engineer, make copies of, and hack into US ...
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Is the "One Country, Two Systems" approach a viable option for Taiwan? [closed]

Why would Taiwan avoid this arrangement? Obviously, Taiwan would like to preserve its democracy, but at some point Taipei will have to reckon with the economic realities of the region and relative ...
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Do people believe that the South China Sea is the “defining battlefield of the 21st century"? [closed]

I've recently been getting interested in East Asian geopolitics and stumbled across an article by Robert Kaplan in Foreign Policy, which argues that over the span of decades the demographic and ...
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What is Jake Sullivan's policy on arming and supplying Taiwan?

I'd like to know what the current US National Security Advisor (Jake Sullivan)'s position on arming and supplying Taiwan is. The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA), ...
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Why do Chinese Consulate Generals use @gmail.com email addresses, rather than official ones? [closed]

I hope I am not being phished or spoofed? If these are the legitimate websites of the Chinese Consulates, why would they use @gmail.com? Why don't they use their official addresses ending in gov.cn? ...
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What makes it hard for Southeast Asian countries (including India) to replace China and become new "world factory"?

Many people argue that it is hard for Western countries to pose economic sanctions on China by banning all (or most) imports from China, due to China's huge role in the world supply chain. I wonder ...
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Why does China have desert greening programs but Australia and the USA don't?

China has undertaken a lot of desert greening projects. The Great Green Wall of China Why does China do that and other countries like the USA and Australia don't?
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Why did China fail to force their elderly to get vaccinated against COVID, despite being an authoritarian state?

Hong Kong has been in the news recently due to their extremely low vaccination rate for the elderly: Just 15% of elderly residents in Hong Kong’s care homes are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, ...
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How could the US benefit from replacing strategic ambiguity with the proposed "Dual Clarity Toward Taiwan"? In what ways constrained or foiled?

The TheDefensePost.com 2022-03-22 Op-Ed piece US Should Abandon Strategic Ambiguity for ‘Dual Clarity’ Toward Taiwan is a letter by four academics which proposes a new "Dual Clarity" ...
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Why is the South China Sea strategically important to the United States?

From Wikipedia: In June 2020, US Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft sent a letter to the U.N. secretary general explaining the US position on China's "excessive maritime claims." ...
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Did China retaliate for the seizure of its ship by India?

Chinese ship carrying suspected cargo to Pakistan allowed to leave, equipment held back DRDO confirms Chinese ship India stopped was carrying nuclear-capable equipment to Pakistan The above article ...
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How does China see the Ukrainian crisis?

From Politico's report on the discussion between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping What the US should do is to seriously reflect on its role in the Ukraine crisis and the part it has played, effectively ...
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Why is China complying with sanctions against Russia?

I was surprised to learn that China seems to be complying with at least some sanctions against Russia: China has refused to supply Russian airlines with aircraft parts, an official at Russia's ...
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Why is Taiwan strategically important to United States (besides being dominant in the semiconductor manufacturing)?

Based on Taiwan Relations Act, U.S. will help Taiwan defend itself. One important reason that Taiwan is strategically important to United States is that it has a very strong semiconductor industry. ...
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Are there any clues as to how China's leadership thinks about Russia's invasion of Ukraine as it relates to Taiwan?

I'm curious if there are any clues about how China's leadership is thinking about Russia's invasion of Ukraine, particularly it's occupation of the Russian-speaking west, as it relates to Taiwan. ...
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How do US and EU mitigate the risk of Chinese influence increasing in Russia following the recent sanctions?

China will not join the sanctions against Russia and a plethora of Western companies are leaving Russia. This creates some sort of "economical vacuum" which might increase Chinese ...
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Why would China not invade Taiwan given that the US did not send troops to Ukraine? What is different in these two geopolitical situations?

In February 2022 Russia invaded Ukraine on account of "denazification and demilitarisation". In response to this, the United States and its allies did not send troops to fight in Ukraine (...
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How does China square its doctrine of "non-interference in internal affairs" with tacit support for Russia's invasion of Ukraine?

China has a long-standing policy of (at least publicly) not interfering in other countries internal affairs, and condemning any other country's 'interference' (read criticism) in its own 'internal' ...
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Why does China want to militarily dominate Asia?

It's taken as an axiom that China wants America out of Asia. No American ships in the Western Pacific, no US military bases in Japan or South Korea, etc. Chinese-friendly governments everywhere. I can ...
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Has the Russian Federation received any help from China or North Korea other than words attacking the enemy?

Title : Has the Russian Federation received any help from China or North Korea other than words attacking the enemy? Definition : words : public statements or criticism enemy : mainly the USA, also ...
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What would China gain by confronting Russia for what it's doing in Ukraine?

What would China gain by confronting Russia for what it's doing in Ukraine? https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/02/26/asia-pacific/politics-diplomacy-asia-pacific/us-china-intelligence-russia-...
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What are the potential strategic/economic gains of China for taking over Taiwan (with military invasion or not)?

My question is not about the net gain that China could have for occupying Taiwan. I understand with military invasion, China has to undertake huge financial and human resources cost, suffering from ...
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Do the sanctions on the leaders of China actually help them to deepen their autocracy?

Recently Mike Rogers et al introduced a bill to sanction senior leaders of CCP, claiming that the Chinese Communist Party must be held accountable for their egregious and disturbing human rights abuse....
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How exactly can keeping chips using EUV technology "pre-empt many worst-case human rights... scenarios in the coming decades?"

note: for background see Which "critical technologies" does Russia dependent upon the United States and its allies for, that "China does not have access to?" The Brookings ...
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Which "critical technologies" does Russia dependent upon the United States and its allies for, that "China does not have access to?"

In the recent NBC's Face The Nation interview Top Treasury official says U.S. sanctions would target Putin, Russian economy after the 2 minute mark US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo ...
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Is China's view in line with Russia's view on Ukraine?

Blinken reported the American position on Ukraine. Wang Yi pointed out that solving the Ukraine problem lies in the New Minsk Agreement [Minsk II] . Minsk II gained the approval of the UNSC, and all ...
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Why does China hold elections at a local level?

According to Politics of China, Elections in China occur under a single-party authoritarian political system. Elections occur only at the local level, not the national level. China is among few ...
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Are the Indian government, politicians, and patriots more vocal against Pakistan rather than China?

I have a feeling that the Indian government, national institutions, and politicians, in general, are more vocal in the case of anti-Pakistan rhetoric, rather than anti-china rhetoric. For instance, ...
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Why is China the world leader in the number of patents produced? (2020)

One can easily find by googling that the largest number of patents produced were in China in 2020. The meaning of a patent is as follows: A patent is the granting of a property right by a sovereign ...
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Do the Workers in China own the means of production? [duplicate]

China is ruled by a party that calls itself communist. From my sociology class in university, I learned that one of the core ideals of Marxist theory is the dictatorship of the proletariat: the ...
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Why does Russia sell jet engines to China?

China manufactures a number of aircraft that use Russian-made jet engines. For instance, JF-17 uses a Russian RD-93 engine, etc. Similarly, Russian sells AL-31 jet engines for Chinese J-10C jets. ...
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Is "rebuttable presumption" a new thing in US foreign policy? (presumption of Xinjiang forced labor)

CNN's article Biden signs bill banning goods from China's Xinjiang over forced labor says: The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act is part of the US pushback against Beijing's treatment of China's ...
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Who exactly is not going to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games because of political boycotts?

Various countries are reporting political boycotts of the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, but it's not clear to me who will not go to the Olympics as a result. Due to COVID-19, there are strong ...
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What exactly is China's "whole-process people's democracy"? In what ways does it function "democratically" based on traditional definitions?

CNN's China claims its authoritarian one-party system is a democracy -- and one that works better than the US says: In his keynote speech, Huang Kunming, the ruling Communist Party's propaganda tsar, ...
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Which products do NATO countries (read US) exclusively produce? [closed]

Imagine Russia groups with China, Iran, North Korea, etc. They exchange currency to trade amongst themselves. Would NATO countries still have something exclusively in their store that those countries ...
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What kind of sensitive data would a China ride-hailing company leak or disclose?

From a December 2021 media report ... Chinese ride-hail giant DiDi said it will delist from the New York Stock Exchange, following a Chinese government crackdown on foreign listings... Backstory: ...
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Did China borrow from Amazon's playbook? (provide a place for business to grow, then just "take over" when they're successful)

Background: CNN's Jamie Dimon says he regrets joking about the Chinese Communist Party says of JPMorgan (JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon: At one point, Dimon compared the political and economic approaches in ...
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Why do KSA and UAE put billions of reserve money into Pakistan's bank but China doesn't?

Recently, the KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) agreed to inject $3 billion into Pakistan's state bank. This is the second time KSA is doing so. In the past, the UAE (United Arab Emirates) also did the ...
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Is there any similar example of the USA taking measures against a country for a similar reason? [closed]

Several days ago, some 27 US senators expressed their concern against the Turkish drone program. Nowadays, a lot of nations have manufactured and sold drones including China. So, why is the USA ...
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Why China does not conquer North Korea now? [closed]

North Korea did not have a new nuclear test, and no rocket test since years ago. Its likely reason is economical (hunger), and political (doing this too much annoys all the big dogs around them - not ...
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