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Who are the individuals behind China's right against self-incrimination initiative?

According to Lewis's What to Expect with China's New CPL, China's 2012 revision of Criminal Procedure Law provides that interrogators not force people to incriminate themselves, but fails to provide a ...
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Population size and the viability of democracy

Propagandas in China claim that the population is too large for China to have a democracy. Propagandas claim that democracy runs best in small countries such as ancient Greek polis and modern European ...
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Why didn't the USA take measures to stop China from becoming the new superpower whilst it could? [closed]

Today China is projecting itself as the new superpower, many factor seem to indicate that the pacific coexistence between superpowers USA-China is not possible: US networks hacked The Third Taiwan ...
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What is the reason why none of the criticisms of Israel vis-à-vis the West Bank apply to China and Tibet?

Leaving aside the obvious political truths (China is a major international power, a permanent member of UNSC with veto powers; and Israel has a broad array of countries and demographics who like to ...
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Is the ruling Chinese party seen more favorably than it was 25 years ago?

The huge increase of security in China surrounding the aniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square seems to indicate great concern of the ruling party about possible political protests. Is the ...
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People's Republic of China's list of designated terrorist organizations?

The book Routledge Handbook of International Criminology (edited by Cindy J. Smith, Sheldon X. Zhang, Rosemary Barberet) says about Tibetan Youth Congress: the organization is currently considered ...
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Do China claim Russian region of Amur-Khabarovsk-Primorsky (Eastern-Manchuria)?

The question derived from Russia's recent action on Crimea. I wondered why didn't China support Crimean annexation. A local user mentioned the region Amur-Khabarovsk-Primorsky or Eastern-Manchuria, ...
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Sino-Indian War of 1962

What was the reason behind Sino-Indian war of 1962? Was it a Communist invasion of Indian territory? Another version I heard was that it was the forward policy of India which provoked PRC for a war. ...
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Reasoning & Benefits Behind the USSR Assisting China's Nuclear Program

What motivated the USSR to assist China with the development of Nuclear Weapons? Ie, How did this benefit the USSR? Why would the USSR want China to have this technology during the 1950s and early ...
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What caused a change in Bo Xilai's support for “elitists” into support for “populists”?

Bo Xilai Wiki's Political alignment and affiliations section states that: In the course of his career, Bo Xilai was the beneficiary of considerable patronage from former Communist Party leader ...
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Where can I read about the Princelings in depth?

I'm looking for a comprehensive study of the Chinese Princelings. Is there a book or a thorough article (or a series of articles) in which I could find this? It would be best if the text were pleasant ...