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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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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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Is there any justification for claims by the Chinese Government that social media controls are needed to prevent incitment of riots?

In several countries, there's the practice of censoring foreign social media and other types of websites, presumably due to the possibility of the information on them would cause social instability ...
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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 ...
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In what ground are Indian troops in Doklam against China right now?

Refer to this, and this report. This is a territorial dispute between Bhutan and China. According to the map, Doklam is not near the Indian border. There is no hard evidence that, Bhutan requested ...
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What would likely happen if China responded to US by flying through US airspace? [closed]

The United States has responded to China claiming sovereignty over South China Sea by contesting those claims by military flyovers and bypasses by military vessels. China probably could not fire at ...
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Does China still import defense tech and products from Israel?

As we know, China was a prominent customer of Israeli defense products during the 1990s. Does China still import defense tech or finished products from Israel? What is the latest trend?
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What was the reason that the USA never accepted PRC as an ally after Chinese economic boom?

What was the reason that the USA never accepted PRC as an ally after Chinese economic miracle ... as same as they accepted India as their ally? Major Takeaways From Indian PM Narendra Modi's First ...
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What kind of pressure can/does China place on North Korea?

In recent months the prospect of North Korea attacking South Korea and Japan has become more worrying to China and the United States (not to mention the potentially attacked countries themselves). It ...
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Why hasn't the USA and EU lifted the arms export ban on China?

Even though China had significant hunger of arms during the 80's, the USA pulled out of joint cooperations, and banned arms export to China citing the reason of violent crackdown of Tienanmen Square ...
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What is the continuity of Government chain of succession for the People's Republic of China?

Many countries have protocols in place which determine who the successor to the leadership of that country will be in the event that one or more of the leaders or their successors die. What is the ...
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Why is Trump creating more pressure on Pakistan?

According to this report, The Pentagon is warning that the Islamic republic may soon house a Chinese military base. While the U.S. gives Islamabad hundreds of millions of dollars in aid, the ...
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What is 'One Belt, One Road' or 'Belt and Road Initiative'?

I have heard a lot about this ambitious scheme from the Chinese government. However, I don't think I can find too much information about this online. Can anyone provide some brief information about ...
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Why does China maintain the One Country, Two Systems principle?

A brief explanation from Wiki: "One country, two systems" is a constitutional principle formulated by Deng Xiaoping, the Paramount Leader of the People's Republic of China (PRC), for the ...
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Is the California-China environmental agreement legal under the Logan Act?

Since the controversial withdraw from the Paris agreement, California has taken it upon themselves to sign an agreement with China to continue green technology development. The Logan Act of 1799 ...
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Why would California sign an agreement with China?

Written in US state of California signs accord with China for green technology development: The agreement comes less than one week after US President Donald Trump said the US was leaving the ...
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How does the relationship between China and Hong Kong functions?

To my understanding, in order for some landmass to function as a part of a country, three items are important: a common constitutional framework collaborative revenue management military bases As a ...
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Has the Dalai Lama ever promoted violence against the Chinese?

I go to school with Chinese exchange students that became very defensive when the history teacher described the Dalai Lama as "peaceful". They said he is a separatist that promotes violence against ...
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Does China hide its original economic information?

Is the economic information released by Chinese government real? Do they have a tendency to skew that information? If yes, why, and how do they do that?
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What are the main differences between the China and India? [closed]

In recent years, China and India have similarities in that they both have huge populations and have experienced extraordinary economic growth over the past decades. However, In many ways, China is ...
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Why don't countries with a high birth rate implement a One Child Policy, like China did?

China has long recognized the dangers of overpopulation and introduced the One Child Policy a few decades ago. Until it was recently cancelled it (arguably) prevented hundreds of millions of new ...
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How close is China to completing the “cultural genocide” of Tibet, as alleged by Dalai Lama and human rights groups?

It is claimed by the Dalai Lama and several human rights organizations that China is committing "cultural genocide" in Tibet. But how close they are to this goal? Did the Tibetan people really change ...
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What mechanisms exist for Korean-Chinese to leave Korea and return to China?

Context In China urges citizens in N. Korea to return home: The Chinese Embassy in North Korea has advised Korean-Chinese residents to return home amid concern that the North's military ...
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Why don't Western countries penalize Chinese companies in the same way that China restricts Western companies working on its territory?

Some examples: China bans foreign entities from owning land, currency restrictions make it hard for companies to move funds abroad, Chinese companies are known for violating patents, and finally the ...
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Why is China annoyed at the installation of THAAD in South Korea?

China Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Geng Shuang stated on April 25th 2017: "China strongly urges the United States and South Korea to stop actions that worsen regional tensions and harm China's ...
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Why does China officially oppose things like gay relations and pornography if the state doesn't have any religious affiliation? [duplicate]

China isn't exactly known as a proponent of gay rights and as far as I know their firewall blocks most pornography websites. However it's not clear to me why they're against such 'sexual deviations' ...
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Why did Pakistan stop importing tanks from the USA after M-48 Pattons?

What made Pakistan stop importing M-48 Pattons from the USA and start importing tanks from China?
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How is the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor possible?

The Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) is still a part of India, even it is occupied by Pakistan. How, then, can China build the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) via the POK? Is this acceptable ...
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How can president Trump avoid any issue with conflict of interests when foreign powers make decisions that benefit him in an unsolicited manner?

Note -- I did my absolute best to refer to the Trump organization as "Trump organization" and president Trump only as "President" or "Administration" to avoid confusion as they are understood (At ...
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Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles of China, France, Israel, and UK

Why do China, France and Israel maintain ICBMs of ranges more than 10,000 kms? Why not, say, 5000 kms? On the other hand, why doesn't the UK have ICBMs?
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Why does Russia always put importance on world dominance rather than economic development?

For instance, China has also put importance on military muscle, but not with the price of the economy. The following graph shows that Russia's GDP is falling and China's GDP has rocketed. The ...
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Do the Western countries sell arms or military equipment to China or vice versa?

Any kind of equipment relating to defense?
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Did China censor Obama's inauguration in 2013?

Apparently China censored the 2017 Presidential inauguration of the United States, forbidding media outlets from streaming the event or publishing photographs of it. Only reprints of state-written ...
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Why didn't the West want to invest in infrastructure-development of poor countries before, like what is China doing now? [closed]

China is investing in various countries in the world mostly in infrastructure development. Prime examples are, USD 57 billion in Pakistan, USD 20 billion in infrastructure development in Bangladesh ...
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Can US ban China from the islands?

Beijing should be denied access to islands it has built in the disputed South China Sea, according to Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. He did not elaborate on how exactly ...