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Special autonomous Regions

Hong Kong and Macau are Special Autonomous Regions of China and are economically prosperous. Has the economy of mainland China benefited from these SARs? If a country like India give similar autonomy ...
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Why has India lost its influence on Maldives?

Looks like there has been a chaos going on in India-Maldives relations: Maldives is returning a helicopter gifted by India. Maldives Declines India's Offer to Participate in Defence Expo Maldives, ...
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In China, can competent government officials get rich legitimately? [closed]

Under free market capitalism, people can get immensely rich legitimately. Start-up founders can create businesses and make tons of money. Good leaders can be CEOs and make a lot of money. In China, ...
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What did Kim Jong-un travel to Beijing for?

Many news outlets are claiming that Kim Jong-un traveled to Beijing today: CNN: 'Strong possibility' North Korea's Kim Jong Un made surprise Beijing visit Beijing (CNN) North Korea's leader Kim ...
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Does China diplomatically isolate and militarily threaten Taiwan?

An email newsletter from Eurasia Group contains the following paragraph, and I’ve bolded the statement relevant to the question: In recent months, the temperature has risen as the US broadens its ...
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Why is the restriction on the freedom of voters in the U.S. to choose the same President more than twice considered “democratic”? [duplicate]

From the reporting in the mainstream Western media, one might get the impression that the recent change to the Chinese constitution that allows one person to be chosen as the President of China more ...
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What will happen if China stops loaning money to the U.S.?

US's external debt to china is a staggering 1.1 trillion US dollars and according to many economists, it's highly unlikely that U.S. will be able to pay back the entire external debt to China in the ...
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Why is “president for life” in China such a big deal?

"Great Leap Backward" was the title announcing the term limit removal in China. This BBC article tells us more about this: The constitution has been altered to allow Xi Jinping to remain as ...
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Why China didn't annex Sikkim to incorporate it as a Chinese state?

It seems really odd that China annexed Tibet but left Sikkim. Sikkim is present on the Chinese borders and was an independent nation until 1975 when it joined India as one of its states. What might ...
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How large would be the impact of economic sanctions made by China and India on other nations?

Economic sanctions are primarily made to stop a certain nation's economic activity in face of an adverse action caused by a nation. And nations primarily using this process are western nations with ...
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Corruption, efficiency and economic success of the Chinese government

Chinese Government is accused of massive corruption, some critics say that the censorship does not allow the revelation of corruption in China. How did the Communist Party of China from 1976 onwards ...
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What recourse does China have for responding to US tariffs?

Trump recently enacted tariffs of up to 50% on washing machines and parts, and 30% on solar panels which, while applied globally, are seen as being aimed and South Korea and China respectively. These ...
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Would a Social Credit System like the one contemplated in China be Constitutional In The U.S

China is contemplating the creation of a Social Credit System in which privileges and penalties less significant than incarceration or a fine would flow from data compiled about a person in a manner ...
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Which human rights are officially supported and recognized by the Chinese Communist Party?

The Chinese government has always been extremely skeptical of the Western definition of human rights. For example, they refuse to implement a democracy, reject the freedom of speech and assembly, ...
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Why has China signed US$250 bn deals with the USA?

Some days ago, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said : "The United States seeks constructive relations with China, but we will not shrink from China’s challenges to the rules-based order and ...
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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 two ...
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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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