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The frugality rules referred to in the article are also known as the Eight-point Regulation enacted in 2012. Here is an official summary of the key points. I've emphasized main topics in bold. Leaders must keep in close contact with the grassroots. They must understand the real situation facing society through in-depth inspections at grassroots. Greater ...


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I am interpreting your question to be specifically about trade. There are lots of other areas of disagreement between the E.U. and China. As far as I can tell, Charles Michel is not sharing his personal opinion, he is just outlining the E.U.'s position, which has been consistent over the last few years. The E.U.'s key demands are summarized here. The current ...


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A better translation would be sumptuary laws for public officials. Sumptuary law, any law designed to restrict excessive personal expenditures in the interest of preventing extravagance and luxury. The term denotes regulations restricting extravagance in food, drink, dress, and household equipment, usually on religious or moral grounds.


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China copying Su-27 was (perhaps) first reported in 2008. The RFE RL reported on April 22, 2008 about the copying story that appeared in the Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya gazeta. IS CHINA COPYING RUSSIAN ARMS TECHNOLOGY FOR ITS OWN EXPORTS? The daily "Nezavisimaya gazeta" wrote on April 22 that "China is on its way to becoming a major arms ...


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Yes, it's definitely a significant event for a nation suffering many decades of diplomatic bullying in Asia. Even it might not be important as USA or JAPAN in geopolitics sense, it's still a remarkable diplomatic progress with EU countries for Taiwan. More importantly, Vystrčil is the first foreign parliamentary speaker to give a speech at the Legislature in ...


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It depends what you mean by "discussed". On one hand Biden said (in response a similar q): JAKE TAPPER, CNN: Let me ask you about China. In 2011 when you were vice president you said, quote, "It is in our self-interest that China continue to prosper." A lot of people think that allowing China into the World Trade Organization, which you ...


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The European Union and China have different goals for following bilateral conversations. The EU is China's number one trading partner and the EU's economy can thrive in Chinese markets. EU demands on fairness is first and foremost to collaborate in a legal and precise way to find solutions to existing problems and to make agreements, for everyone's benefit, ...


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Disclaimer: The following is my own perspective. China is rising as its manufacturing machine has become unstoppable. It is speculated that China will economically and militarily surpass the USA by 2050. Now, the USA, the world's only remaining superpower, doesn't want to be toppled. So, what is the solution to its China problem? Squeeze China's economic ...


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I would like to add to the existing answers, and explain a bit more why this visit is perceived as being so significant, by considering the following two strategic goals of China: Pursuing closer ties with Eastern Europe China has been actively pursuing closer ties with Eastern Europe. There are economic and geopolitical reasons for them to do so, in ...


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China is one of the founding members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. According to Wikipedia: The Shanghai Five grouping was created 26 April 1996 with the signing of the Treaty on Deepening Military Trust in Border Regions in Shanghai, China by the heads of states of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. [...] In 2001, the annual ...


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