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What would happen if all the Western states imposed embargo on the products from China? [closed]

Donald Trump's protectionism is certainly controversial but to at least some degree, all the Western states lead a similar politics towards the North Korea, Cuba or Russia. China, on the other hand, ...
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How big is Iran's military budget?

It seems that a very high percentage of the Iran's oil revenues will be spent on buying arms: Iran and China sign military cooperation agreement Russia, Iran plan $10bn arms supply to Tehran How ...
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Why do China and Pakistan have such a strong bond?

China has often come to the aid of Pakistan when it requires any diplomatic support in the world arena. Why do China and Pakistan share a strong relationship?
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How did various countries come to the position that Tibet is a part of China? Roughly which and how many countries do not have a position?

("part of" meaning not independent or "occupied independent") I am especially thinking of European countries. British, US and Soviet positions "spreading"? Actual situation after 1950? Independent ...
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Referendum on official contact with the Dalai Lama? [closed]

Could you imagine referendums on contact with the Dalai Lama? In which countries could it be possible with today's practices? (I think perhaps Switzerland?). Is it likely that it could be possible ...
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Why does China appear to be so interested in ruling over Tibet?

Reports in the media (that I consume) appear to show China's continuing actions to exert control over Tibet. What does China have to gain by controlling a population that it appears will have little ...
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What is the historical basis for China's claim on the South China Sea?

Recently, there's been a lot of conflict and controversy concerning China's activities in the South China Sea. At the center of this conflict is China's belief that they have a historical claim to ...
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How do one party governments say that they represent everyone even though they aren't democracies?

In China, for example, the communist party says that they are the worker's party and that they represent the workers of the world and equality, even though they manage a one-party state that blocks ...
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Why is China opposed to India's membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)?

China is leading opposition to a push by the United States and other major powers for India to join the main club of countries controlling access to sensitive nuclear technology, diplomats said on ...
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Is a war likely between the U.S. and China? [closed]

China's economy has grown significantly over the past 20 years. Most forecasters see a time in the near future where China is the world's largest economy and according to some measures China has a ...
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Chinese contingency plans for N. Korea collapsing

There have been numerous predictions that a collapse in North Korea is imminent. (A recent example) From what I've read, China would prefer a quiet regime change but given the alternative (total ...
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Taiwan and the United Nations

Do each of the permanent members of the UN Security Council have veto power over new membership applications? If so, Doesn't China's veto power mean that it would most certainly veto any membership ...
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Is China considered to be democratic [closed]

Does China's government consider itself to be democratic? Does the United States of America have an official stance on whether China is democratic or not? If so, what is it? Does the UN have an ...
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Is there a way to solve the problem of the U.S. military's dependence upon Chinese Rare Earth Materials? [closed]

Right now, our military is in the hands of China. They hold 97% of the world's rare earth supply and they control our military and economy with this supply. Rare earths are in every sort of ...
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How are products made in Tibet labeled?

Is it 'Made in Tibet?' or 'Made in China'?
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What is PRC's stance on reforms in the United Nations Security Council?

What are the People's Republic of China's thoughts in the UNSC about: Reforms in the veto policy of the P5; Reforms in the number of Permanent members; and Reforms in the number of Non-Permanent ...
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What interest does China have in U.S. debt?

We buy a lot of things from China and relatively little do we send to them. Maybe they like our smartphone designs, computers, etc, but it is clear they can design as well as build. So if I understand ...
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Why did China create SCO while it is already a member of BRICS and there was CSTO?

Why did China create SCO while it is already a member of BRICS and there was CSTO? Why didn't China join CSTO and opened a new organization like SCO? If SCO a military alliance, there was CSTO. If ...
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Why do communist states (e.g. USSR, China) oppose religion so much?

Why do both communist people and communist states oppose religion so much, sometimes with violence and arson. There are many other secular non-communist states in the world that do not have such a ...
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Where lies the line of legitimacy between which actions by nations are accepted by world community or actively opposed? [closed]

China annexed Tibet, and it is widely accepted even though people still host Dalai Lama for tea now and then. I was exploring the idea of legitimacy, and of where is the threshold, where people(...
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Why did the perception of corruption in China increase suddenly in 2014?

Source of Data. This is the compilation of data from Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index. This chart shows that in 2014, China suddenly plunged to 100th position. On the other ...
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What would be the impact of CPEC on Pakistan?

What would be the long term impact of China's investment of $46 billion in Pakistan's economy? Is Pakistan going to become a wealthy transit country like Hong Kong or Dubai or Doha?
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Why does China think that they shouldn't follow the western model of democracy?

Why does China think that they shouldn't follow the western model of democracy? What would be the problem if China creates an open and public framework to slowly migrate to democracy within, say, 25 ...
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How realistic is an attack on Taiwan by China? [closed]

How realistic is an attack on Taiwan by China? Obviously there is a preventive military buildup by the Taiwan fearing a military invasion. 101 East Ditching the draft
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Does the Republic of China (Taiwan) have any chance at regaining control of mainland China?

People's Republic of China (Communist China) is technically a Marxist-inspired revolutionary state that imposed their single party dictatorship in China. The old government is in exile in Taiwan, and ...
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In what ways do leaders in China have a high sense of accountability?

At the recent St. Gallen Symposium, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, mentioned in an interview that while China is not democratic, its leaders have a high sense of ...
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What's the purpose of Japanese officials visiting Yasukuni shrine?

Every now and then, while skimming the paper I find news like this. While I understand that the LDP must ensure the support of the conservatives at home; to my view that is already covered: ...
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In theory, is it allowed in the Chinese Communist Party to overthrow the president?

I mean overthrown by other party members, not by ordinary Chinese, of course.
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Is the Chinese Communist Party really an autocracy?

Many people refer to the Chinese Communist Party as an autocracy. The wiki article defines autocracy as "a system of government in which a supreme power is concentrated in the hands of ONE person." ...
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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 Jiang ...
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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 ...
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