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Did any other country than China buy real estate as a buyer of last resort?

In a housing crisis that shows no end, the Chinese government is stepping in as a buyer of last resort. Chinese officials on Friday took their boldest step yet, unveiling a nationwide plan to buy up ...
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Did any other European leader praise China for its peace initiatives since the outbreak of the Ukraine war?

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping called on world powers to help Russia and Ukraine resume direct dialogue during a meeting Monday with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, state ...
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Is there an attempted-to-be-comprehensive list of major organizations that have made formal apologies to China?

First, examples of the kinds of "apologies to China" I'm asking about: Bulgari apologizes to China for listing Taiwan as a country after online backlash Intel apologises in China over ...
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Did any other country enact a policy favoring mergers over IPOs to strenghten the resilience of companies?

Tens of thousands of China-based semiconductor companies have recently gone out of business, and numerous IPO processes have been halted or terminated. As a result, Chinese authorities are said to now ...
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Why wasn't Turkey made a full SCO member yet?

In 2010, the SCO approved a procedure for admitting new members.[57][better source needed] In 2011, Turkey applied for dialogue partner status,[58] which it obtained in 2013. Turkish Prime Minister ...
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Did the Europe set limits to bilateral cooperation between them in China in aerospace?

“The source of the obstacle in US-China aerospace cooperation is still in the Wolf Amendment,” said Bian Zhigang, vice chair of the China National Space Administration. “If the U.S. truly wants to ...
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Is there any other reason to stockpile minerals aside preparing for war?

“The Chinese central government stockpiling minerals is one potential indicator that it may be preparing to invade Taiwan,” ​Gregory Wischer of Dei Gratia Minerals told the Commission in a prepared ...
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Why won't the Chinese government increase salary in order to reduce political corruption?

It just got slightly less difficult to be a clean Chinese official. State media reported on Jan. 20 that Chinese civil servants had received their first pay raise in ten years, a move that includes a ...
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Is there a reason why the Saudis shifted away from the dollar?

The US dollar’s dominance is in decline as Russia and Saudi Arabia eye the Chinese yuan for oil trades, and investors may need to begin to revise their long-term investment strategies, warns the CEO ...
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Is there any country outside the West that's planning to put tariffs against Chinese EVs?

The European Union moved Wednesday to hike tariffs, or import taxes, on electric vehicles made in China. EVs are the latest flash point in a broader trade dispute over Chinese government subsidies and ...
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Is there a reason why countries in the Global South don't complain about Chinese overcapacity?

China said on Thursday that U.S. and European assertions of excess capacity were "naked trade protectionism" and that efforts to constrain new energy exports from the World's No.2 economy ...
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Does Biden or any other US president besides Trump have a common nickname in China?

Today I learned that in China Trump is (derisively) called "Comrade Nation Builder"--the nation referred to is not the US though, but China, in the sense/claim that Trump has built up ...
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Why did the Iranian president use an old American helicopter?

Why did the Iranian president use such an old helicopter, and for which, being American-made, there were difficulties in procuring spare parts? Why Iran is not buying new Chinese or Russian ...
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Why do I not see the result of the family planning carried out by China?

To control the population of the country, China imposed the one-child policy since 1979, which means for each nuclear family (not the extended one), only one child was permitted, or that children born ...
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Are communist parties in India neutral or siding with Chinese authorities on the India-China conflict?

Are communist parties in India neutral or siding with Chinese authorities in the India-China conflict? What arguments can be given in favour and against of Chinese alliance with communist parties?
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Is there an official source for the list of province-level divisions along with their capital acording to the People's Republic of China's government? [closed]

I have found this this article on Chinese Wikipedia that shows a table with the columns 省会 (provincial capital) and 省份 (province) (see screenshot below). The table above contains the information that ...
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Did any African country accuse China of debt-trap diplomacy?

China has been accused of debt trap diplomacy through its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Starting with the Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka, commentator William He examines the rhetoric surrounding the ...
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Why does China stress the importance of people-to-people exchanges between China and the U.S.?

The agreement reached between the top leaders of China and the US during their meeting in San Francisco on promoting people-to-people exchanges is of great significance. There were corresponding ...
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When was the last time China voted against the majority (51%) of the Global South during a UN resolution?

China has again sought to portray itself as a responsible world power in its rivalry with the United States, and pledged to champion the Global South. The latest effort came from top diplomat Wang Yi ...
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Has China ever attacked countries within the Global South for protectionism?

https://www.ft.com/content/8703874e-44cb-4197-8dca-c7b555da8aef The Chinese government did not immediately reply to a request for comment. It has consistently attacked what it calls “protectionism”, ...
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Why did Russia and China veto the recent UN resolution for a ceasefire?

Reuters reported that Russia and China vetoed the UN resolution proposed by US for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war. Given that their apparent stance was pro-ceasefire recently (just like the ...
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How was China able to maintain a good relation with both Saudi Arabia and Iran?

First, India’s energy relationship with Iran hasn’t been without strain. New Delhi has had doubts about Tehran’s reliability and stability as a supplier. Iran is thought to have reneged on some deals, ...
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Why does a plurality of Israelis hold a favorable view on China?

Majorities in nine of the 11 European countries surveyed also hold unfavorable views of China. Those in Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany are particularly negative: About three-quarters or more say ...
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What makes Arunachal Pradesh a geopolitical region and geostrategically important for China?

India has dismissed China’s objections to a recent visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing claims is its territory. The spat is the latest ...
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What were the negative effects that private companies had to face due to a lack of legal status in China?

In 2002, China promulgated the SME Promotion Law, which emphasizes SMEs’ scientific and technological innovations and upgrading. In 2004, China amended the constitution to grant non-state-owned firms ...
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How geostrategically important is the Maldives to China?

India has said its military personnel were stationed in the Maldives to maintain and operate two rescue and reconnaissance helicopters and a small aircraft it had donated years ago. Removing Indian ...
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Is there conclusive evidence for Western society’s human rights accusations against China, especially in Xinjiang? [closed]

I noticed the previous human rights accusations in Xinjiang, and when I checked the relevant Wikipedia entries, I found that key statements seemed to lack evidence, such as "incarcerated more ...
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What is the rationale behind building an expensive and inefficient nuclear power plant on the moon? [closed]

Russia's space agency chief Yuri Borisov said that Russia and China consider putting a nuclear power plant on the Moon in 2033-2035. Trouble is that on the moon there is no atmosphere and too little ...
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What intelligence was released in order to "blunt Chinese saber-rattling in the Taiwan Strait"?

From Time Magazine's March X, 2024 Inside the White House Program to Share America’s Secrets: The motivation behind the program, the officials say, is that it works. Strategic declassification has ...
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When the U.S. Congress discussed about increasing China's voting shares within the IMF, what were the arguments for and against that were used?

Experts say the US's reluctance for a quota reform that includes a realignment of voting shares stems from concerns that such an exercise would inevitably give more voting power to China. China ...
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Are there other (internationally controversial) annexations that China has refused to condemn?

The Western press likes to remind from time to time that: Beijing has refused to condemn the invasion of Ukraine, despite purporting to uphold countries’ territorial integrity under international ...
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Is there any agreement that allows China to use Russian naval bases for its military cooperation?

Over the past decade, China and Russia have transformed Europe’s maritime security seascape through their military basing access and port investments across maritime Europe — from the Baltic and Black ...
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Did the Lula administration court other countries other than China for technology transfer for its industrial policies?

Yet the Lula administration’s frequent talk of new industrial policies—in partnership with China or not—has some economists nervous. Such policies are highly difficult to calibrate successfully, ...
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To what extent are Russia and China cooperating instead of competing in Central Asia to increase their influence in the region?

Thanks to an influx of investment and a sharp surge in transit volumes, additional funds have begun to flow into the budgets of the Central Asian countries. This has led not only to economic growth, ...
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What useful information can court judgments provide to intelligence agencies?

China’s court system appears to be dramatically pivoting away from a decade-long effort at judicial transparency. A leaked document from China’s top court – dated November 2022 - reveals that ...
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Why does Paraguay maintain a relationship with Taiwan if they can't compete against China in terms of checkbook diplomacy? [duplicate]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Taiwan Why does Paraguay maintain a relationship with Taiwan if they can't compete against China in terms of checkbook diplomacy? https://en....
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What's the reasoning behind China's Go Out policy, did they publish a white paper or made any public statement explaining the reasoning behind it?

Most nations favour attracting inward foreign investment, and support outward foreign investment only passively.[citation needed] The People's Republic of China, however, attaches importance to both ...
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Did any developing country criticize China's industrial policies, which include dumping?

Numerous other developed countries have pushed back against China’s trade and investment practices. Australia has been the second-largest recipient of investment from China since 2007, after the ...
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Is there any other country that used grey-zone warfare in the 21st century?

China's Taiwan Affairs Office said the government had goodwill toward Taiwan's people but will never tolerate Taiwan's disregard for the safety of Chinese fishermen. "The mainland reserves the ...
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What does China have to gain from joining the Arctic Council as an observer state?

In 2011, the Council clarified its criteria for admission of observers, most notably including a requirement of applicants to "recognize Arctic States' sovereignty, sovereign rights and ...
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How much accountability do deputies in the lowest levels of the government in China face to the Chinese citizenry?

Rory Truex, a researcher of Chinese politics at Princeton University, states that "the CCP tightly controls the nomination and election processes at every level in the people's congress system......
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What does China have to gain from having a neutral stance concerning the ownership of the Kuril islands?

People's Republic of China once supported the Soviet Union's claim over the islands in the 1950s, however, after the Sino-Soviet split in the 1960s, China then turned to support Japanese sovereignty ...
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Where does China send election observers (and they are accepted)?

I found one source saying that China sent election observers to Bangladesh, last year. Are there other countries where they do this (and their observers are accepted, of course)?
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Is there any Western country that suspended share borrowing to curb short-selling?

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Feb 6 (Reuters) - China's securities regulator said on Tuesday it would suspend brokerages from borrowing shares for lending and cap the size of the so-called securities re-lending ...
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Did China ever condemn a country for setting up a de facto embassy in Taiwan?

When the United States recognized the People's Republic of China as the sole legitimate entity of "China" in 1979, it established a non-governmental body known as the American Institute in ...
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Did any country urge China to send more aid to Palestine?

While the United States has announced over $120 million in humanitarian aid to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, China has only donated $2.06 million (although, during a recent trip to Egypt, ...
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Does the Far East has records of majoritarianism in its early history? [closed]

The Europe has a long history of majoritarianism voting from ancient Greek to medieval. However, I find no event of majority voting in East Asia. By "majoritarianism", I mean strictly the ...
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What did China do to increase the productivity of state-owned enterprises?

In recent years, however, Beijing is turning its back on the very policy reforms that helped propel it to greater economic growth. Maoist socialism is on the rise under the leadership of Xi Jinping ...
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In the absence of embassies in each other's territories, which organizations serve as the conduit for communication between China and Taiwan?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_diplomatic_missions_of_Taiwan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_diplomatic_missions_of_China In the absence of embassies in each other's territories, which ...
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Did the Chinese government give any specifics as to why it believes the U.S. doesn't treat China as an equal?

The Chinese embassy in Washington said Wang told Sullivan that Taiwan independence “poses the biggest risk to cross-Strait peace and stability and the biggest challenge to China-US relations”. It said ...
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