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Territories claimed by the PRC but not the ROC

The Republic of China (ROC, often known simply as "Taiwan") and the People's Republic of China (PRC) both claim to be the sole legitimate government of all of China. But the two polities ...
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Why Taiwanese passports are recognised but Taiwan is not? [duplicate]

I was reading about current situation of Peoples Republic of China and Republic of China. I know Republic of China lost its seat in Un on behalf of the Peoples Republic of China. I know most countries ...
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How did Meng Wanzhou become free to go back to China?

Recently, some Chinese people and media are celebrating the success of Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Huawei. On 1 December 2018, while transferring planes at Vancouver International Airport en route to ...
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Why would China join the TPP if it would undermine China?

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/17/economy/china-cptpp-application-intl-hnk/index.html China has applied to join a major Asia-Pacific trade partnership that the United States ditched several years ago, ...
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Why would the U.S. exclude Europe from the new Indo-Pacific security alliance?

According to the South China Morning Post The new Aukus security alliance formed by the United States, Britain and Australia has left France frustrated at being left out, prompting concerns over the ...
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Why would the PLAAF buy additional Su-35 fighters from Russia?

In November 2015, China became the Su-35's first export customer when the Russian and Chinese governments signed a contract worth $2 billion to buy 24 aircraft for the People's Liberation Army Air ...
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Why did China and Russia abstain on the UN security council resolution 2593 on the situation in Afghanistan?

The United Nations security council passed resolution 2593 (2021) on the 30th of August, 2021 with a vote of 13 in favour and 2 abstentions. Why did China and the Russian Federation abstain on this ...
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Has China approved (any) Western vaccines for travel purposes?

Back when they had launched their vaccine travel passport in March, China only included its own vaccines in their green list. I see that Pfizer is still struggling to obtain approval in China for ...
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What is China's plan for COVID now that their vaccination program is close to completion?

According to the Bloomberg dashboard, China has now fully vaccinated 75% of their population: I'm assuming they're eventually aiming for ~95% coverage given that they've already approved the vaccine ...
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Why is the Taliban willing to overlook China's dismal treatment of its Uighur Muslim population?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/09/02/taliban-calls-china-principal-partner-international-community/ China is the Taliban’s “principal partner” in the international community, the Islamist ...
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China's Reactions to Independent Investigations

Australia called for a COVID-19 probe. China responded with a trade war Last year marked the first time Australia referred China to the World Trade Organization during a trade war between the two ...
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Why is the salary of the President of the People's Republic of China so low ($22,000 USD)?

Why is the salary of the President of the People's Republic of China so low? According to Wikipedia, the salary of the President of the People's Republic of China just ¥152,121 RMB ($22,000 USD). How ...
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Why does China still maintain an "#-child" policy?

China has recently announced the replacement of the Two-Child Policy with the Three-Child policy one. The main reason is that 2020 had the lowest population growth rate in the last decades (about 0.15%...
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How is China's version of the revolving door different from that of the U.S.?

Political risk for Chinese companies has increased significantly, according to Zeren Li, whose doctorate studies at Duke University focused on China's much more limited version of the "revolving ...
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What is the relationship between Confucianism and the Chinese Government?

What is the relationship between Confucianism and the Chinese government? If the question is too broad, then I am primarily wondering how does the current Chinese government view Confucianism? What ...
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Why is China cracking down on its own tech companies?

Why is China cracking down on its own tech companies? Beijing’s regulatory assault on China’s technology industry has lopped $87bn off the net worth of the sector’s wealthiest tycoons since the start ...
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Why is China interested in supporting the Taliban?

In this news article, it is said that China is willing to develop positive relations with the Taliban. "China respects the right of the Afghan people to independently determine their own destiny ...
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What is the rationale of Lithuania allowing a diplomatic mission under the name of Taiwan, thus deteriorating the diplomatic relation with China?

This article provides some insight into the recent diplomatic tensions between Lithuania and China: Taiwan announced the new mission last month, saying it would be called the Taiwanese Representative ...
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What exactly is the nature of Michael Spavor's espionage charges?

Chinese court jails Canadian for 11 years on spying charges A court in China has found Canadian businessman Michael Spavor guilty of spying, sentencing him to 11 years in prison, in a decision likely ...
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Is Taliban a terrorist organization in China's and the US's eyes?

By some (unofficial) reports, President Biden decided to launch airstrikes against Taliban fighters. It shows that the US is not friendly to the Taliban. But Chinese leaders had met with a leader of ...
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Why is the selection process of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party held secret?

Selection of members is believed to be largely the result of high-level deliberations among incumbent members of the party's Politburo and PSC as well as retired PSC members. Prospective candidates ...
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Why are there so many rich Chinese people while China is socialist? [closed]

What policy allows for rich people in a socialist country?
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How are the number of representatives for each of eight legally recognised minor political parties in the People's Republic of China determined?

How are the number of representatives for each of eight legally recognised minor political parties in the People's Republic of China determined? Surprisingly, there are eight legally recognised minor ...
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How does the State Council direct the policies of the People's Bank of China?

The People's Bank of China (PBC or PBOC; simplified Chinese: 中国人民银行; traditional Chinese: 中國人民銀行; pinyin: Zhōngguó Rénmín Yínháng) is the central bank of the People's Republic of China responsible for ...
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Why would China hold joint drills with Russia during Covid?

Russia to join military drill in China, 'displays mutual trust, eyes Central Asian security' Given that Russia is currently experiencing 20k+ Covid cases a day while China is getting ~100/day, why ...
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Does the Chinese government give special treatment to ethnic minorities when it comes to general promotion and promotion into the Central Committee?

The Central Committee is composed of 205 members and 171 alternate members, 39 of which are ethnic minorities. I was wondering if the Chinese Communist Party was "fully" meritocratic or ...
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Why is China regulating religion?

Article 36 of the Chinese constitution says that citizens “enjoy freedom of religious belief.” It bans discrimination based on religion and forbids state organs, public organizations, or individuals ...
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What role does China play in Afghanistan today?

Recently, the US army is withdrawing from Afghanistan. Some Western countries, such as the US, the UK and Germany, played an important role in Afghanistan for several decades. But China does not seem ...
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How do local party-government leaders get promoted in China?

How do local party-government leaders get promoted in China? I've heard that the system is merit-based and I've also heard the opposite and heard that it's extremely corrupt, so I would like to ...
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What are the responsibities of the party secretary in China?

In China, in every administration unit (province, county, village) or organization (company, school), there is a position called party secretary. For example, in every province, there is a province ...
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Does China intend to intervene in Afghan affairs after the US withdraws? [closed]

Recently, the US army is withdrawing from Afghanistan. Britain, the USSR and the US had all sent their army to Afghanistan before, but all failed. So, will China, a rising country that has great ...
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Two Germanys and two Koreas but only one China. Why wasn't a compromise to internationally recognise both Chinas reached?

During the Cold War several former united states ended divided in two opposing polities, each one claiming to be the legitimate government of the whole former state. Although in the beginning most ...
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Is there a deescalation protocol or procedure between the U.S. and China?

Is there a deescalation protocol or procedure between the U.S. and China? I am wondering if there's a protocol or procedure agreed upon by the U.S. and China for preventing an all-out war between the ...
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How does the U.S. government regulate what American companies do in China?

How does the U.S. government regulate what American companies do in China? China requires U.S. companies to go into a join venture with a Chinese company and thereby transfer some technologies with ...
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Which crimes are the most common cause for the death penalty in China?

Which crimes are the most common cause for the death penalty in China? I recently came across a video showing a mass execution in China. Most of the "criminals" seemed to be young ladies. ...
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Why does the EU require reciprocity to classify China as a safe country (for the purpose of Covid entry regulations)?

There is an EU travel ban in place for non-essential travel, except from EU/EEA/Schengen countries and certain safe countries. The list as of June 20, 2021 includes Based on the criteria and ...
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Why does China brand itself as being communist when it's arguably not any more communist than Japan or most social democracies in Europe? [duplicate]

Why does China brand itself as being communist when it's arguably not any more communist than Japan or most social democracies in Europe? General Motors sold more cars in China than in the United ...
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The US stance on HK protest and the Capitol insurrection [closed]

The US House has passed a resolution to formally condemn the Chinese government and the Hong Kong regional government for actions that "violate the rights and freedoms" of the region's ...
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Is it the Chinese government's responsibility to monitor and punish Chinese fishing ships illegally entering a country's EEZ to fish illegally?

Is it the Chinese government responsibility to monitor and punish Chinese fishing ships illegally entering a country EEZ to fish illegally? According to Business Insider: Since 2018, hundreds of ...
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What in "Fauci's emails" do Republicans consider to be damning?

Fauci emails A lot of right-wing people I know seem so vindicated in their conspiracy theories but never explicitly state which ones. I've read Why is the lab leak theory such a big deal? and I doubt ...
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Why is the lab leak theory such a big deal?

I don't really understand what is the point fighting over about the lab leak theory. Certainly other virology labs should care, they want to be sure they don't make the same mistake. And certainly ...
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Why didn't Japan call for the ICJ to settle the dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands?

Why didn't Japan call for the ICJ to settle the dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands? I am asking this question, because Japan took it's ongoing dispute with South Korea over the Dokdo islands to ...
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According to international law, when is first-use nuclear strike justified?

According to international law, when is first-use nuclear strike justified? https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/24/china/us-china-taiwan-1958-nuclear-intl-hnk/index.html Hong Kong (CNN) — Military planners ...
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Is there an international norm which requires all countries to open their labs should a certain situation occur?

Is there an international norm which requires all countries to open their labs should a certain situation occur? The U.S. is asking China to open its labs, but the U.S. won't do so in return, but is ...
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What level of autonomy does the autonomous region of Xinjiang really have?

What level of autonomy does the autonomous region of Xinjiang really have? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_regions_of_China Autonomous regions, prefectures, counties, and banners are covered ...
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How does China defy GSP or quota system? [closed]

Preferential Tariff (Export) Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) Some low to middle-income countries enjoy either GSP/GSP+ or quota system when they export their goods to the EU or North America. ...
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Rules based international order vs American hegemony [duplicate]

Note: This question is not about the definition of Rules-Based International Order. This question is about what Sec. Blinken said about RBIO. Secretary of State Antony Blinken: The 60 Minutes ...
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What benefits does the average citizen gain from the US being "number one?" [closed]

It's often said by politicians on the left and right that America needs to be on top of the world order, and that the rise of China is an existential threat to the American position atop the world ...
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Why does the US state interest clash with Russia's and China's but not with other big guns in its alliances?

I can only think of German interest colliding with the USA's in the form of Nordstream pipelines, and Turkish interest colliding with the USA's in the form of trying to liberate its foreign policy in ...
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Why don’t China and India open at least one border crossing?

China and India are well know for their border dispute but at the same time it appears that not all of their border is disputed: So why not open some road/rail crossings along the parts of the border ...

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