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Is the word "oriental" not PC? When is it considered PC?

Is "oriental" politically correct? When used except for people (things, thoughts, styles etc.), is it still regarded as PC?

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Thank you for the comments. I should've been more clear. My question is, Isn't "oriental" appropriate for people? e.g. "I saw his oriental girlfriend."
or how about this?
"I love oriental furniture."

For learning: English
Base language: Japanese
Category: Language

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    Why not just mention the nationality; eg Chinese, Korean, Thai,Vietnamese etc

    oriental seems fine to me

    Is not in the same way as you handle the "western" terminus?

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