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Questions related to the government or politics of the People's Republic of China (PRC)

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Why does PRC devalue its currency on purpose, but Turkey is worried about the devaluation of its currency?

PRC regularly devalues its currency to promote export. On the other hand, Turkey is worried about the plummet of its currency. Why two outcomes in the same type of case?
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Why is the USA uneasy with China but not India?

US sets up security assistance fund to counter China US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Saturday announced the intent to provide nearly $300 million of security assistance for nations in ...
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What were Trump's specific accusations justifying imposing tariffs against China?

President Trump repeatedly talked about China's unfair trade practices. What were those? Do other countries like China install unfair trade guidelines? Or, is China being targeted "unfairly"?
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How do Chinese set up restaurants in UK? [closed]

So, I know Hong Kong used to be British but recently apparently there has been quite a lot of immigration to the UK from mainland China. A lot of Chinese restaurants you go to are run by people with ...
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Why doesn't the Chinese foreign minister speak English?

It seems very strange that a foreign minister to an English-speaking country cannot speak English — when his only (?) job is to interact with and understand foreigners. Why doesn't the Chinese ...
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Why US wants India and other countries to stop oil imports from Iran?

Why does US wants other countries to stop oil imports or else face sanctions? As per news, "Without question, they should be reduced. That's what we've been telling them in our bilateral ...
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What laws and regulations were violated by John Oliver's critique of Chinese President Xi Jinping?

The Associated Press reports that John Oliver hosted a segment on his show Last Week Tonight in which he criticized Chinese President Xi Jinping. In particular, he said that he looked like Winnie the ...
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Is there any incentive for China to sign a bilateral protection pact with Pakistan?

China lends unequivocal support for safeguarding Pakistan’s national independence. Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that China would continue to support Pakistan in safeguarding ...
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What is the fundamental difference between post WW2 German and post Cold War Chinese model of industrialization?

What is the fundamental difference between post-WW2 German and post Cold War Chinese model of rapid industrialization? Is there any similarity?
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Conferences about political meritocracy?

In his book, The China Model, Daniel Bell refers to conferences about political meritocracy: In a (selfish?) effort to help further my own thinking, I coorganized two conferences with leading ...
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Why is China investing in Pakistan, considering the security considerations and corruption?

See this video from 4:53 featuring an analyst from IRIS named Olivier Guillard. Can anyone explain the logic thrown by this analyst? Anchor: How did this idea come about for Pakistan and China to ...
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Why Are Some American Leaders Changing Tune On China?

Clinton is the latest former or current political leader to do so. Christopher Wray said about the same as Clinton and US generals have also cautioned about China. Has something changed politically ...
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What is the benefit for China if it allows foreigners to fully own car companies?

According to Al Jazeera: Xi Jinping said, four years from now, restrictions that have been preventing US car manufactuters from fully owning local companies will come to an end. I am wondering ...
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What are the reasons behind China lifting foreign ownership limits on automakers?

It is reported: China announced a timeline for lifting ownership limits on foreign automakers Tuesday, meeting a longtime demand of the United States and other countries seeking better access ...
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Is Russia Devaluing Their Currency?

Today Trump said: Russia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation game as the U.S. keeps raising interest rates. Not acceptable! Is there any evidence that Russia is devaluing their currency?...
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What enabled the Chinese Provence of Shenzhen to grow to 12 million over 30-40 years

The Chinese province of Shenzhen has grown from around 10000 people to being a city of over 12,000,000 between 1980 and 2017 What made this happen, what government policies and investment created ...
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Special autonomous Regions

Hong Kong and Macau are Special Autonomous Regions of China and are economically prosperous. Has the economy of mainland China benefited from these SARs? If a country like India give similar autonomy ...
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Why has India lost its influence on Maldives?

Looks like there has been a chaos going on in India-Maldives relations: Maldives is returning a helicopter gifted by India. Maldives Declines India's Offer to Participate in Defence Expo Maldives, ...
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In China, can competent government officials get rich legitimately?

Under free market capitalism, people can get immensely rich legitimately. Start-up founders can create businesses and make tons of money. Good leaders can be CEOs and make a lot of money. In China, ...
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What did Kim Jong-un travel to Beijing for?

Many news outlets are claiming that Kim Jong-un traveled to Beijing today: CNN: 'Strong possibility' North Korea's Kim Jong Un made surprise Beijing visit Beijing (CNN) North Korea's leader Kim ...
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Does China diplomatically isolate and militarily threaten Taiwan?

An email newsletter from Eurasia Group contains the following paragraph, and I’ve bolded the statement relevant to the question: In recent months, the temperature has risen as the US broadens its ...
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Why is the restriction on the freedom of voters in the U.S. to choose the same President more than twice considered “democratic”? [duplicate]

From the reporting in the mainstream Western media, one might get the impression that the recent change to the Chinese constitution that allows one person to be chosen as the President of China more ...
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What will happen if China stops loaning money to the U.S.?

US's external debt to china is a staggering 1.1 trillion US dollars and according to many economists, it's highly unlikely that U.S. will be able to pay back the entire external debt to China in the ...
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Why is “president for life” in China such a big deal?

"Great Leap Backward" was the title announcing the term limit removal in China. This BBC article tells us more about this: The constitution has been altered to allow Xi Jinping to remain as ...
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Why China didn't annex Sikkim to incorporate it as a Chinese state?

It seems really odd that China annexed Tibet but left Sikkim. Sikkim is present on the Chinese borders and was an independent nation until 1975 when it joined India as one of its states. What might ...
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How large would be the impact of economic sanctions made by China and India on other nations?

Economic sanctions are primarily made to stop a certain nation's economic activity in face of an adverse action caused by a nation. And nations primarily using this process are western nations with ...
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Corruption, efficiency and economic success of the Chinese government

Chinese Government is accused of massive corruption, some critics say that the censorship does not allow the revelation of corruption in China. How did the Communist Party of China from 1976 onwards ...
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What recourse does China have for responding to US tariffs?

Trump recently enacted tariffs of up to 50% on washing machines and parts, and 30% on solar panels which, while applied globally, are seen as being aimed and South Korea and China respectively. These ...
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Would a Social Credit System like the one contemplated in China be Constitutional In The U.S

China is contemplating the creation of a Social Credit System in which privileges and penalties less significant than incarceration or a fine would flow from data compiled about a person in a manner ...
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Which human rights are officially supported and recognized by the Chinese Communist Party?

The Chinese government has always been extremely skeptical of the Western definition of human rights. For example, they refuse to implement a democracy, reject the freedom of speech and assembly, ...
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Why has China signed US$250 bn deals with the USA?

Some days ago, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said : "The United States seeks constructive relations with China, but we will not shrink from China’s challenges to the rules-based order and ...
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Why does China accuse India of occupying Arunachal?

China won the 1962 war decisively. Why did they release all the occupied land (i.e. Arunachal) in favor of India? If they released the land, why do they still accuse India of occupying Arunachal (...
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Is China really Communist?

Having read Karl Marx, and seeing the 10 tenets of Communism, I find it hard to consider China as a Communist country. Just trying to stick to the 10 tenets. Abolition of private property, ...
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China puts Xi’s name in constitution. do you know a similar case?

China puts Xi’s name in constitution. It is strange (for me) to put a politician name in constitution (specially when the politician is not the founder of that Gov.) do you know a similar case in the ...
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What does “rules-based order” mean?

Rex Tillerson said several days ago, The United States seeks constructive relations with China, but we will not shrink from China's challenges to the rules-based order and where China subverts the ...
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Will China be peaceful when it becomes strong? [closed]

Top US general: China will be 'greatest threat' to US by 2025 I find their official declarations quite unfriendly. I don't judge and am not saying their neighbors are better, but the last Chinese ...
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What is the point in keeping China out of MTCR?

What is the point in keeping China out of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) if the regime's aim is to control the technology?
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What is China's motivation for being friendly to North Korea?

Since China are the primary importer into NK and exporters of North Korean goods as well as the main contributer to foreign aid, what is their motivation to do that? Why do China choose to be ...
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Did China do anything to prevent its citizens from traveling to South Korea other than banning its travel agencies from selling package tours?

After South Korea implemented the THAAD system, the number of Chinese tourists has dropped significantly. The tally of Chinese visitors came to 281,263 last month, down 69.3 percent from 917,519 ...
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May the UN security council kick out permanent members?

It seems there is often a country or two using their veto power to dissent from the other members. Is there any mechanism for the UN to remove them in order to create their desired outcome? Or, in ...
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Why would the government care about sex-selective abortions?

It is often claimed that China and India have tens of millions of women "missing" because of sex selective abortions and that apparently this is a "very large issue". But why exactly would it be a big ...
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Do feminists oppose sex-selective abortion?

It is well known that the human sex ratio (men/women) is high in India and China due to gender-based abortion and infanticide (e.g. India and China). Under certain interpretations of the word, this ...
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Which redesigned policies have enabled China to survive the 1989-91 global communist crisis and prosper even while remaining a 'Communist State'?

According to Wikipedia there are only 5 Communist States at present: China, Laos, Vietnam, North Korea and Cuba. In the past there have been a large number of Communist States existing at the same ...
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Why would China object to a US-friendly Korea on their border?

I typically hear two main justifications offered for China's support of North Korea: collapse of the DPRK would result in one or both of A refugee crisis as displaced North Koreans seek asylum in ...
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Why doesn't PRC help install a new leadership or stage a coup to preserve DPRK — or even take it over altogether before the US does?

I realize the title of this question is a bit odd and apparently counter-intuitive, and might give someone a good chuckle, but bear with me for a second. The People's Republic of China and the ...
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What is Doklam's strategic importance for India and China? [duplicate]

These days it's the hot potato, and often daily in the news that there is a 7 week long stand off in the Doklam plateau. And today also there is some news that Indian army, as well as China's PLA, has ...
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Why won't the Western countries block Chinese websites in retaliation for China blocking American and European online services? [duplicate]

China is well known for blocking numerous online services hosted by American and European companies, supposedly for the purposes of censorship. In reality it greatly helps out Chinese web services ...
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Why is China not driving the Indian troops in Doklam plateau out? [closed]

The Chinese government claims some Indian troops have been "illegally stationed in its territory" for over a month and, that it would not rule out the military action if diplomatic efforts to remove ...
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Have the US or Chinese governments indicated a point at which they would invade North Korea?

Every time North Korea tests a rocket or gets closer to building a nuclear bomb, both China and the Western governments release a series of statements about how they're deeply concerned and ...
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Why do Pakistan and China maintain LOC, and LOAC with India respectively?

Here are the lines I am talking about, My point is if Pakistan and China control some territory of Kashmir, why are they keeping those issues dangling for years rather than establishing international ...