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The All India Conference of China Studies (AICCS) is the flagship event of the ICS, convened annually every December, with the principal objective of spreading interest in and strengthening research on China and East Asian Studies in India. Each conference has a special theme and this year’s 10th AICCS at Goa will focus on “China in the Maritime Domain”. The conference will through this theme focus specifically on the commercial, security and diplomatic aspects of China’s engagement regionally as well as globally and seek to draw out political, economic and security implications and trends in Chinese foreign and security policies.
Under its 21st Century Maritime Silk Road project that is part of its ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative – also known as the ‘one belt, one road’ initiative – China has engaged around the world in multiple projects in the field of infrastructure development and commercial activity underway together with increasingly close military and diplomatic interactions involving the PLA Navy. Goa with its location on the coast of India and its own extensive maritime history as well as naval facilities and institutions is an ideal location to analyze the developments and patterns of Chinese maritime activity and to explicate what these say about China’s maritime strategy and ambitions regionally and globally.
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