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Can the Chinese president be impeached?

According to this article: China has approved the removal of the two-term limit on the presidency, effectively allowing Xi Jinping to remain in power for life. I'd like to know if there is a ...
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What is the Biden administration's position on the WHO investigation into the origins of coronavirus?

Has the Biden administration expressed support of the World Health Organization investigating the origins of COVID-19 in China? The Wikipedia article on the WHO investigations only mentions the views ...
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Why hasn't Russia or China come up with any system yet to bypass USD?

China urged to tap RCEP trade deal for future digital payments system as US sanctions loom China should consider using digital technology to develop an alternative to the SWIFT financial payments ...
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What is the significance of Sec. Pompeo's labeling of China's treatment of the Uighurs as "genocide"?

A couple of recent headlines: Pompeo labels China's treatment of Uighurs 'genocide' - The Hill US accuses China of 'genocide' of Uyghurs in Xinjiang - CNN It seems reasonable to expect that this ...
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Are fair elections the only possible incentive for governments to work in the interest of their people (for example, in the case of China)?

Why does the Chinese government rule the country not phenomenally, but better than one would expect from unelected authorities? I think it's supposed to work the following way: the officials try to ...
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Will the COVID vaccines from China be unavailable in the US for political reasons?

I've so far never read any news stories about the "old-fashioned" inactivated-virus vaccines from China, such as Sinovac and Sinopharm, being made available in the United States, even once ...
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What are the intrinsic consequences of not officially recognising China?

If a country (say Australia) were to officially recognise Taiwan, then it’d have to forgo officially recognising China, because of the One China Policy. What intrinsic consequences would there be for ...
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Has Pakistan's Federal Ministry for Human Rights condemned the treatment of Muslims in China?

In the latest round of verbal slaps between France and Muslim countries: France’s foreign ministry has demanded Pakistan authorities withdraw comments made by one of its ministers that President ...
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Would 2020 election decide whether Mr. Pompeo stay in power or not?

Mike Pompeo currently serves as United States Secretary of State. Does the upcoming election decide whether Mr. Pompeo stays in power or not?
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What are China's Interests in the Arctic?

I am aware that the Arctic is full of natural resources and the USA (Alaska), Russia, Canada, Denmark, and Norway have each of their EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) according to the United Convention on ...
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What is China's objective in militarizing the South China Sea?

I was reading a presentation from Capt James Fanell (retired director of intelligence and information operations at U.S. Pacific Fleet) on China's Navy: He made this statement which caught my ...
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Why did the US designate six more Chinese media outlets as foreign missions due to "propaganda"?

US designates six more Chinese media outlets as foreign missions US tightens rules on more Chinese media organisations, saying they are propaganda outlets for the Chinese state. Has the US given any ...
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Has the 1-party rule of PRC helped them to keep the most historical China in one piece? [closed]

My argument is if PRC were a democracy, foreign interference would have been much bigger (even bigger than in HK). Therefore, the PRC would have been disintegrated quickly. I have a feeling that the 1-...
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Has the permanent membership of the UNSC of China (PRC) helped them to attain such a big economy?

Has the permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council of China (PRC) helped them to attain their big economy? In other words, was the permanent membership of China beneficial to their ...
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How is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership different from the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

While the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) still exists after the US withdrew its signature, some predicted that the US withdrawal opened the door to China taking the lead with its own Regional ...
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Why did China actively help Tymoshenko with her disease of COVID-19?

According to the report of CGTN, Tymoshenko's well again from COVID-19, mainly because some tranditional Chinese medicine(TCM). Chinese embassy gave it to her and most likely it's proactive. After ...
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Why is quitting the Chinese Army punishable?

I've been looking at an Article from Business Insider with the title "If you leave the Chinese military, the government can make your life a living hell" which states The official news ...
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How does debt-trap diplomacy work?

Debt-Trap Diplomacy In the micro world of personal loans, a person will go to a bank, and say, for example: "Here's a contract: You give me $1 million, and I'll pay it back to you on XYZ schedule ...
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What US can response to China restriction on rare-earth elements export? [duplicate]

Recently, Nikkei Asian Review posted an interesting article - the main point is that China is preparing restrictions on rare earth metals to countries opposing China. That is treated as Chinese answer ...
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Why are Trump supporters flying the flag of East Turkestan?

Saturday night (October 3, 2020) a group of people assembled outside Walter Reed Hospital. They seemed to waving Trump Campaign flags and the national flag of East Turkestan. Why?
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Are any nations in discussions with China to prevent any further dangerous viruses from becoming pandemic? [closed]

Has the US (or any western government) made any representations to China concerning responsibility regarding Covid-19? And is anyone in discussions with China, or any other country, as to how to ...
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Can the US President revoke Nixon's normalization of Chinese relations?

I think that it's pretty clear at this point that, despite having diplomatic relations and trade with America for the last 50 years, Communist China is still a repressive dictatorship; if the plan was ...
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Why hasn’t Ukraine joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)?

Ukraine was part of the USSR and made themselves independent. Vladimir Putin called the separation of the USSR a "major geopolitical disaster of the century". I am aware of the Russian ...
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What does the EU want from China, more precisely, as Charles Michel sees it?

Reuters has these quotes from a Sep 14 article: “Europe needs to be a player, not a playing field,” European Council President Charles Michel told reporters following a video summit with Xi. “We want ...
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Has Biden discussed his vote to admit China into the WTO?

In this interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden was asked about his past votes as US Senator in favor of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and in ...
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Why does the US want Indo-Pacific Nations to become something such as NATO?

I am aware of the US-China Conflict on trade and further on and I am kind of being remembered of the cold war, the battle between the US and the USSR. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) was ...
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What is Russia's position on China copying its Flanker jets?

We saw that the USA is very vocal about China infringing on the law of intellectual property of the USA. What is Russia's position on China copying its Flanker jets?
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What are “frugality rules”?

A total of 15,799 Chinese officials were punished in July for violating frugality rules, the top anti-graft body said on Thursday. https://www.shine.cn/news/nation/2008285032/ What does the term &...
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Why did China target Australia for economic sanctions?

China initiated an anti-dumping investigation against Australian wine. Previously, China had increased tariffs on Australian barley. Why did China do this? Is there merit to this claim?
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Why is the USA so concerned about Pakistan's alignment with China?

Will the U.S. succeed in countering China in Pakistan? US warns Pakistan over CPEC, says it could result in heavier debt burden Has Donald Trump Offered Pakistan A Secret Deal To Scrap CPEC Project? ...
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Which factions in Chinese politics are pushing for more hawkish/dovish post-COVID international policy?

In the months following the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, China has launched territorial disputes with India, imposed direct control on Hong Kong, and is generally being much more confrontational ...
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Why did Palau choose to establish relations with ROC and not PRC?

After independence, Palau had a choice to choose between ROC and PRC. PRC probably had more money or power, considering the size of their land and more number of nations were having relations with PRC ...
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Why hasn't the UK sanctioned Hong Kong officials, like the USA?

On August 7, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned 11 individuals e.g. Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng and ...
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What is the CPC's intention behind expansionism?

The Communist Party of China has provoked territorial disputes with almost all of it's neighbours. In the recent past, they had one of these with India, but are currently engaged with India to de-...
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Does any international organisation safeguard a nation after another nation takes advantage using threats?

Feel free to suggest edit. I am not from a English speaking country. Apologies for mistakes, if any Linked below is an editorial from China Daily, and might not have so-called proofs. The question is ...
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Can the US Government demand money in exchange for CFIUS approval?

President Trump said this to reporters today, regarding his phone call with the CEO of Microsoft about Microsoft’s interest in buying Chinese social media company TikTok: I did say that if you buy it,...
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What are the objectives of the TikTok ban?

Google collects temporal + location information of Android handsets by default and is only a subpoena away from US authorities. The current administration is concerned that China would be able to use ...
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Can I (a random person in the world) be prosecuted under the new Hong Kong security law?

According to Amnesty International, the new Hong Kong security law "applies to everyone on the planet". I quote: The wording of the Hong Kong national security law asserts jurisdiction over ...
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Why has Britain not taken action if they settled on an agreement?

I've been hearing about the conflicts in Hong Kong and that China had opened an office and Hongkongers are losing their rights they supposed to have in their democracy. From the Sino-British Joint ...
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Why has China chosen the Chengdu consulate specifically to be closed down?

Since China's order to close down the Chengdu consulate of the USA is a retaliation of the USA's order of closing down of Houston consulate of China, I have a feeling that there must be a rationale ...
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Does the Chinese Consulate in Houston have to comply with the closure order?

According to Politico: The head of the Chinese Consulate in Houston won’t commit to closing the office — a direct threat of defiance to the State Department’s demand that it be shut down by Friday. ...
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Why did China impose the new national security law on Hong Kong now?

Beijing's "authoritarian rule" has always had issues with Hong Kong's democracy, and with this national security law it's clear that there was essentially no involvement by the Hong Kong ...
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Has China indicated how one can disapprove but not interfere?

China threatens retaliation against America after branding Trump's move to end Hong Kong's special status with the US a 'gross interference' in its domestic affairs Not so long ago the US ended Hong ...
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Does the Iran-China pact give the USA an option for slapping China with a large scale sanction?

Recently, the news is floating on the internet: Iran and China are negotiating a deal of $400 billion for seamless supply of oil for 25 years. Does the pact give the USA an option for slapping China ...
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Can China still be punished under UNCLOS in the Philippines v China case?

I have been learning about conflicts in the South China Sea involving China. I remember when the Philippines led an arbitration case against China and I still don't understand why an international ...
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Could China's actions in Xinjiang be classified as genocide?

According to some articles, China is carrying out genocide against the Uyghur people. Others claim it is cultural genocide as its the Uyghur culture that is being eliminated, rather than Uyghurs as a ...
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Why is China primarily targeting the Uyghurs with their internment camps?

In recent years, Chinese re-education camps have become widely known in the Western press. According to Wikipedia: As of 2018, it was estimated that the Chinese authorities may have detained hundreds ...
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Why have China and Russia gone down different paths?

During the 70s China decided to go for economic development and industrialization. The eventual goal was to become an economic superpower. On the other hand, Russia continued to behave like a massive ...
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Is China still in control of the Galwan Valley in Ladakh?

In the beginning, I read that China encroached 60sqkm land inside India near the border. Then they killed 20 Indian soldiers. Then Indian PM declared that China never occupied any land. Now, I see ...
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Why don't the USA and India invest around the world as China does? [closed]

I heard on many occasions the political commentators from countries like US, India, Australia etc. accusing China of predatory investment practices called the Debt Trap Diplomacy. One solution to ...
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