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Why did Russia and China veto the recent UN resolution for a ceasefire?

The resolution did not explicitly call for a ceasefire. Its phrasing was as follows: Determines the imperative of an immediate and sustained ceasefire to protect civilians on all sides, allow for the ...
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Why did Russia and China veto the recent UN resolution for a ceasefire?

The ceasefire proposal was conditional and required Hamas to release the hostages first. Sides that voted against demand the ceasefire not to be conditional. As The Russian deputy ambassador to the UN,...
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Why did Russia and China veto the recent UN resolution for a ceasefire?

China said the language was "ambiguous". China’s representative, Zhang Jun, said the draft “dodged the most central issue, that of a ceasefire” through its “ambiguous” language. “Nor does ...
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Did any African country accuse China of debt-trap diplomacy?

Regarding criticism from politicians, the Sri Lanka affair did trigger some, but not Africa: Letter to Xi: Lankan MP accuses Beijing of pushing Colombo into debt trap pulled up Beijing and his own ...
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Why did Russia and China veto the recent UN resolution for a ceasefire?

Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Gaza proposed by the United States – with Russia’s envoy calling it “an effective green light for Israel to mount a military operation in ...
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What were the negative effects that private companies had to face due to a lack of legal status in China?

One comment says: The West has been importing Chinese goods from way before 2004. Western companies entered into joint venture contracts as well. These can't have all been state-owned enterprises [......
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Has China ever attacked countries within the Global South for protectionism?

By "attacked", I assume the question means, made a serious accusation. One way to look for such disputes is via the WTO, which PRC joined with much fanfare in 2001. China has filed 25 WTO ...
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Has China ever attacked countries within the Global South for protectionism?

"Global South" may be a somewhat unclear term, but it is often taken to refer to countries that are relatively poor in terms of GDP per capita or that have been subject to colonialism in ...
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Why does a plurality of Israelis hold a favorable view on China?

Some details from July 2023 poll: Nearly half (48%) of Israelis feel that China does not take their country into consideration at all, and another 33% say it does not account for Israel's interests ...
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What makes Arunachal Pradesh a geopolitical region and geostrategically important for China?

It would be better if we had a Chinese source on this, but alas those are not so often in English [on such matters], so here's how an Indian source claims the region is important for China: Arunachal ...
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Why does China stress the importance of people-to-people exchanges between China and the U.S.?

As with such questions about intent, it depends whom you ask. The quasi-official position in China is that this is a good way [for China] to break through the official saber rattling in the West: We ...
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Did any African country accuse China of debt-trap diplomacy?

Some African parties and their leaders, even if (presently) not power, have attacked China though, on a broad populist message. E.g. The leader of Patriotic Front Party (PFP) in Zambia, Michael Sata, ...
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Why does China stress the importance of people-to-people exchanges between China and the U.S.?

As noted in a comment, we can only hold opinions and hypotheses about the CCP's "true motivations". I will list possible motivations as I see them. No, this is not about the motivations of ...
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Why does a plurality of Israelis hold a favorable view on China?

Question: Why does a plurality of Israelis hold a favorable view on China? China as one of the world's largest economies is an important and lucrative trade partner for any nation. It has long been ...
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Why does a plurality of Israelis hold a favorable view on China?

Why does a plurality of Israelis hold (or held a favorable view before October 7) on China? According to a recent Pew Research poll, it seems that a small plurality of Israelis holds a favorable view ...
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Why is China interested in supporting the Taliban?

The new Taliban regime has termed China its ‘most important partner’ and a ‘dependable friend’ for aid, investments and infrastructure projects. These depictions are significant because the Taliban ...
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