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What can the U.S. do politically if China decided to stop exporting rare earth metals to the U.S.?

China has recently threatened to ban export of rare earth metal to the US. What can the US do to retaliate against such a move politically? Is there anything the U.S. can do that could hurt China as ...
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Freedom of Speech and Assembly in China [closed]

If a group of five Chinese citizens assemble in a Beijing park with a "Democracy Now" sign (or its equivalent in Chinese characters) for a few hours every Saturday, are they likely to be arrested ...
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If China is as good as other developing countries at protecting IP, why is the U.S. administration labelling China as a trade cheat?

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/04/us-trade-hawks-exaggerate-chinas-threat/587536/ I was reading this article and read that China is not any different in regards to other developing ...
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Is the practice of giving market access for technology transfer illegal under the WTO?

I was watching a documentary on the trade war and in the documentary a claim is made about the practice of giving market access for technology transfer. They say it was illegal under the WTO, but I ...
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Exactly what did China “renege on” in a trade deal?

Donald Trump said Beijing “broke the deal” by reneging on earlier commitments made during months of negotiations. Larry Kudlow said that China needs to agree to “very strong” enforcement provisions ...
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What explains the timing of the U.S China trade tariffs and negotiations?

This Wikipedia article dates the start of the U.S. China trade war to January 2018. Link to Wikipedia. Of course trade rhetoric about China probably dates back to the earliest days of the Trump ...
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Why won't Donald Trump solve its trade grievances through the WTO?

Is there a reason why the U.S. is trying to undermine the WTO and is trying to bypass the WTO to solve its trade grievances with China and other countries? What are the rationales and moral ...
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What accounts for the low level of immigration from India to China?

In the 2010 census, China counted its foreign nationals: Of the foreign nationals, 120,750 were from the Republic of Korea, 71,493 were from the United States, 66,159 were from Japan, 39,776 were ...
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Does the US have plans to protect its IT critical infrastructure in case of war against China? [closed]

If the US entered a war (not a trade war, but a real one) against China, how could it guarantee a supply of computers, microchips, and IT in general (that are essential for the whole infrastructure). ...
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Is Chinese Communism with market economy based on any Marxist theory?

Does any Marxist theory allow market economy the way the Chinese have it? Did any Marxist author write anything on this happening in a socialist state? Can a plan economy transform after a while, ...
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Why must Chinese maps be obfuscated?

According to this answer on Travel.SE, the Chinese National Bureau of Surveying and Mapping requires that published maps of China must include a certain deviation between the map and the real world. ...
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Paektu / Changbai border dispute — why does the BBC shade a large area around the mountain?

In this BBC News article, an area around Paektu / Changbai is shaded in grey despite being clearly north of the DPRK/PRC-border. Although there is a border dispute around the mountain, that would ...
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What is the legal basis for the Trump administration's decision to impose and then remove tariffs?

I'm no expert on the applicable law regarding tariffs and international trade, but I do know that the most famous tariff policy in US history was the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, named after two members ...
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Why has the Tibetan cause gained more traction in the West, than other similar causes?

There are many other suppressed people in the world and many other causes, some of which are arguably more pressing, than Tibet. Yet public opinion in the West is uniquely focused on Tibet. The ...
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Why is China blocking the ban on the terrorist Masood Azhar?

As per the today's latest update, China blocks Masood Azhar's listing as global terrorist for the fourth time. This guy is accountable for number of attacks and loss of lives. Apart from that there ...
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Facing land grabbing issues, can we say China is a colonialist power or an imperialist one?

As far as China is doing Foreign Direct Investment to secure some resources, for instance in France with the Château Grand Moueys bought by the alcohol manufacturer Jin Chang Zang where 90% of the ...
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Why doesn't the Chinese Communist Party induct everyone into the party?

As far as I'm aware Communism is supposed to be a "dictatorship of the proletariat" and something that is by and for the people. So why doesn't the Chinese Communist Party, and similar ruling parties ...
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Does China interfere with commercial shipping passing through the Taiwan Straits?

I have read that China considers the Taiwan Straits to be its "sovereign territory" which differs from international law that defines bodies of waters 12 miles or more offshore as international waters ...
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Might two countries coordinate balanced tariffs?

If a country wanted to reduce taxes (say for some income bracket) but wanted to keep a balanced budget, would targeted tariffs not be a good way to do this? Would tariffs on goods that everyone (rich ...
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Why was Google grilled by congress for prototyping a censored search engine?

Sudar Pichai was summoned and grilled by Congress regarding numerous topics: among them was the Dragonfly censored search engine for China. What exactly is the problem with Google creating a state ...
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Legal rationale for detention of Meng Wanzhou by the United States [duplicate]

Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Chinese multinational Huawei and daughter of its founder was detained on Dec 1, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada, at a request of the United States. How do the United Stated justify ...
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Is China a “developing country” according to WTO, UN, IMF, etc?

In a recent phone call between Wall St. Journal reporter Bob Davis and President Trump, the president expressed his objection to the WTO's categorization of China as a "developing country". In UN ...
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English version of mindmap on Xi Jinping Thought

According to an article in Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, China's People’s Daily published a quite complicated mindmap to summarize and explain Xi Jinping's Thought. What are the key points of ...
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Where does China buy its hi-tech weapons from other than Russia?

If US sanction on Russia kicks in, where can China look for buying its hi-tech weapons? Does China have any source other than Russia to buy its weapons from? . P.S. By hi-tech weapons, I meant ...
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Did any Muslim majority countries express an official position about the treatment of Muslims in China?

Members of the Arab League are well known for their boycott of Israel over their treatment of the Palestinians. They likewise frequently issue official statements whenever Muslims are mistreated in ...
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Why was the arrangement made for Hong Kong to have 50 years of autonomy?

Hong Kong is entitled to a "high degree of autonomy" for 50 years which will end in 2047. Why was this agreement made and what was the thought process behind it? In my view it's a ticking time bomb ...
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Chinese government internet censorship - statistics on evasion?

This may belong better somewhere else but I see this as relevant. China extensively censors what its internet users can see. However, users can circumvent this by using a VPN. Are there any ...
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Is Belt and Road Initiative cost-effective?

Does the geopolitical advantage of China's Belt and Road Initiative outweigh the financial costs of the loans? Would the loan be better spent internally or kept unused?
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Is the U.S. (really) Vying for Dominance in Pakistan?

Take a look at this: Why China and the U.S. Are Vying for Dominance in Pakistan Also, from 3:32 of the video: ... one way it (the USA) could do this is to influence IMF to place terms on the bail ...
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Why did Russia and China never show any serious intention to ease up US sanctions on Iran?

For instance, Russia and China could ramp up trades, sell airliners/railway-locomotives, invest in Iran's energy/rail/infrastructure sector, and so on when there were no visible competitor from the ...
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Did China engage in spy swaps?

The Soviet union and then Russia regularly engaged in spy swaps with the West (even if a recent trend seems to be to "get them good" even after the swap, at least on select occasions.) But ...
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What did the Republican leadership do (or call for) after the OPM breach?

The 2015 OPM data breach was a case of substantial theft of goverment records (according to Wikipedia): The final estimate of the number of stolen records is approximately 21.5 million. This ...
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Did Obama make any statements on the OPM breach?

From Wikipedia's page on Office of Personnel Management data breach : In June 2015, the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that it had been the target of a data breach ...
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Why does PRC devalue its currency on purpose, but Turkey is worried about the devaluation of its currency?

PRC regularly devalues its currency to promote export. On the other hand, Turkey is worried about the plummet of its currency. Why two outcomes in the same type of case?
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Why is the USA uneasy with China but not India?

US sets up security assistance fund to counter China US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Saturday announced the intent to provide nearly $300 million of security assistance for nations in ...
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What were Trump's specific accusations justifying imposing tariffs against China? [closed]

President Trump repeatedly talked about China's unfair trade practices. What were those? Do other countries like China install unfair trade guidelines? Or, is China being targeted "unfairly"?
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Why doesn't the Chinese foreign minister speak English?

It seems very strange that a foreign minister to an English-speaking country cannot speak English — when his only (?) job is to interact with and understand foreigners. Why doesn't the Chinese ...
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Why US wants India and other countries to stop oil imports from Iran?

Why does US wants other countries to stop oil imports or else face sanctions? As per news, "Without question, they should be reduced. That's what we've been telling them in our bilateral ...
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What laws and regulations were violated by John Oliver's critique of Chinese President Xi Jinping?

The Associated Press reports that John Oliver hosted a segment on his show Last Week Tonight in which he criticized Chinese President Xi Jinping. In particular, he said that he looked like Winnie the ...
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What's fundamentally considered “fair” or “healthy” when it comes to a trading relationship between two countries?

Looking for a simplified fundamental answer to educate myself, obviously this topic could be the subject of years of study but I'm hoping there's a simple explanation so I can understand the basics as ...
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Is there any incentive for China to sign a bilateral protection pact with Pakistan?

China lends unequivocal support for safeguarding Pakistan’s national independence. Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that China would continue to support Pakistan in safeguarding ...
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What is the fundamental difference between post WW2 German and post Cold War Chinese model of industrialization?

What is the fundamental difference between post-WW2 German and post Cold War Chinese model of rapid industrialization? Is there any similarity?
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Conferences about political meritocracy?

In his book, The China Model, Daniel Bell refers to conferences about political meritocracy: In a (selfish?) effort to help further my own thinking, I coorganized two conferences with leading ...
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Why is China investing in Pakistan, considering the security considerations and corruption?

See this video from 4:53 featuring an analyst from IRIS named Olivier Guillard. Can anyone explain the logic thrown by this analyst? Anchor: How did this idea come about for Pakistan and China to ...
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Why Are Some American Leaders Changing Tune On China?

Clinton is the latest former or current political leader to do so. Christopher Wray said about the same as Clinton and US generals have also cautioned about China. Has something changed politically ...
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What is the benefit for China if it allows foreigners to fully own car companies?

According to Al Jazeera: Xi Jinping said, four years from now, restrictions that have been preventing US car manufactuters from fully owning local companies will come to an end. I am wondering ...
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What are the reasons behind China lifting foreign ownership limits on automakers?

It is reported: China announced a timeline for lifting ownership limits on foreign automakers Tuesday, meeting a longtime demand of the United States and other countries seeking better access ...
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Is Russia devaluing their currency?

Today Donald Trump said: Russia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation game as the U.S. keeps raising interest rates. Not acceptable! Is there any evidence that Russia is devaluing their ...
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What enabled the Chinese Provence of Shenzhen to grow to 12 million over 30-40 years

The Chinese province of Shenzhen has grown from around 10000 people to being a city of over 12,000,000 between 1980 and 2017 What made this happen, what government policies and investment created ...
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Have the Chinese Been Behind Any Terrorist Attack in the United States?

Chinese leaders encourage using "terrorism" against the US, as one tool of containing the US: In “Unrestricted Warfare,” Qiao and Wang promoted the use of terrorism, cyberattacks, legal warfare (...

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