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Why is China the world leader in the number of patents produced? (2020)

One can easily find by googling that the largest number of patents produced were in China in 2020. The meaning of a patent is as follows: A patent is the granting of a property right by a sovereign ...
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Do the Workers in China own the means of production? [duplicate]

China is ruled by a party that calls itself communist. From my sociology class in university, I learned that one of the core ideals of Marxist theory is the dictatorship of the proletariat: the ...
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Why does Russia sell jet engines to China?

China manufactures a number of aircraft that use Russian-made jet engines. For instance, JF-17 uses a Russian RD-93 engine, etc. Similarly, Russian sells AL-31 jet engines for Chinese J-10C jets. ...
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Is "rebuttable presumption" a new thing in US foreign policy? (presumption of Xinjiang forced labor)

CNN's article Biden signs bill banning goods from China's Xinjiang over forced labor says: The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act is part of the US pushback against Beijing's treatment of China's ...
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Who exactly is not going to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games because of political boycotts?

Various countries are reporting political boycotts of the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, but it's not clear to me who will not go to the Olympics as a result. Due to COVID-19, there are strong ...
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What exactly is China's "whole-process people's democracy"? In what ways does it function "democratically" based on traditional definitions?

CNN's China claims its authoritarian one-party system is a democracy -- and one that works better than the US says: In his keynote speech, Huang Kunming, the ruling Communist Party's propaganda tsar, ...
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Which products do NATO countries (read US) exclusively produce? [closed]

Imagine Russia groups with China, Iran, North Korea, etc. They exchange currency to trade amongst themselves. Would NATO countries still have something exclusively in their store that those countries ...
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What kind of sensitive data would a China ride-hailing company leak or disclose?

From a December 2021 media report ... Chinese ride-hail giant DiDi said it will delist from the New York Stock Exchange, following a Chinese government crackdown on foreign listings... Backstory: ...
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Did China borrow from Amazon's playbook? (provide a place for business to grow, then just "take over" when they're successful)

Background: CNN's Jamie Dimon says he regrets joking about the Chinese Communist Party says of JPMorgan (JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon: At one point, Dimon compared the political and economic approaches in ...
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Why do KSA and UAE put billions of reserve money into Pakistan's bank but China doesn't?

Recently, the KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) agreed to inject $3 billion into Pakistan's state bank. This is the second time KSA is doing so. In the past, the UAE (United Arab Emirates) also did the ...
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Is there any similar example of the USA taking measures against a country for a similar reason? [closed]

Several days ago, some 27 US senators expressed their concern against the Turkish drone program. Nowadays, a lot of nations have manufactured and sold drones including China. So, why is the USA ...
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Why China does not conquer North Korea now? [closed]

North Korea did not have a new nuclear test, and no rocket test since years ago. Its likely reason is economical (hunger), and political (doing this too much annoys all the big dogs around them - not ...
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Why does the US care so much about China's hypersonic weapons?

Example: Gen. Mark Milley calls China's hypersonic weapon test 'very concerning' If we currently have mutually assured destruction (MAD) where nobody can fire nuclear weapons because the other side ...
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Why does China avoid armed conflicts in Africa and the ME?

All permanent members in the UNSC, except China, are more or less always involved in armed conflicts in the Middle East and Africa. Even though China has overseas deployments, its soldiers are not ...
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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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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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