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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Energy and Power Play

Rishap Vats | Nov 2016

This papers aims to demystify some of the perceptions about the CPEC initiative by tracking the progress of some of the energy projects.It also highlights their impact when it comes to not just the present challenges and future prospects in Sino-Pak cooperation but also the individual ambitions of China-Pakistan.

A Review of the 2016 Forum on the Development of Tibet

Tshering Chonzom |Issue No:42| Aug 2016

China organised yet another ‘Forum on the Development of Tibet’ that lasted for two days from 7 to 8 July 2016 and was jointly organised by the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) local government and the central State Council Information Office (SCIO). Interestingly, despite all the controversy garnered by the conference declaration titled ‘Lhasa Consensus’ that was issued on the conclusion of the Fourth Forum in 2014 (Xinhua 2014), the organisers yet again issued another ‘Lhasa Consensus’ (Tibet Online 2016a).

Japan’s Grand Strategy to Counter China: An Analysis of the “Partnership for Quality Infrastructure”

Jyotishman Bhagawati |Issue No:41| Aug 2016

This paper attempts to look at the Japanese Partnership for Quality Infrastructure vis-à-vis the One Belt One Road initiative of China and the Indian responses to this initiative in view of its several challenges.

Indian Students in Higher Education Abroad: The Case of Medical Education in China

Madhurima Nundy |Issue No:40| Jul 2016

The commercialisation of medical education in India has led many students to study medicine abroad. China tops the list of the most preferred destination to study medicine.

The China Conundrum

Shivshankar Menon |Issue No:39| May 2016

How do we interpret China’s actions today and what is Chinese behaviour likely to be in the future? This analysis suggests that the rise of China promises an extended period of political and security instability, tension and jockeying among powers in Asia

Today Online

Taiwan’s 2016 Elections: Out with the Old Status Quo, In with the New Status Quo

Jabin T Jacob |Issue No:38| Feb 2016

As expected, the Democratic Progressive Party’s Tsai Ing-wen won the Taiwanese presidential elections. More surprisingly, the DPP also swept the Legislative Yuan elections, a first.


Violence against Health Personnel in China and India: Symptom of a Deeper Crisis

Madhurima Nundy |Issue No:37| Dec 2015

Several incidents of violence have been reported against doctors and other health personnel in China in the last few years that have received considerable media attention.


चीन और भारत में स्वास्थ्य कर्मियों के विरुद्ध हिंसाः एक गहरे संकट का लक्षण

Madhurima Nundy |Issue No:37| Dec 2015

चीन में पिछले कुछ वर्षों में डॉक्टरों और अन्य स्वास्थ्य कर्मियों के विरुद्ध हिंसा की कई घटनाएं घटी हैं, जिन्हें मीडिया में भी बहुत कवरेज मिला है।

Studying China

Shivshankar Menon |Issue No:36| Nov 2015

As the India-China relationship becomes more important as a result of the rise of both countries, the potential impact and significance of China studies becomes ever greater.

चीन का अध्ययन

Shivshankar Menon |Issue No:36| Nov 2015

चीन अध्ययन संस्थान द्वारा आयोजित ‘चीन अध्ययन अखिल भारतीय सम्मेलन’ एक महत्वपूर्ण अवसर है। इस उपलक्ष पर भारत में चीन का अध्ययन कर रहे लोग विशेषज्ञों के साथ अपने काम की समीक्षा करते हैं, हमारे सहयोगियों से मिलने और भारत में चीन के अध्ययन की समीक्षा करते हैं।

चीन की वैश्विक आर्थिक रणनीतिः एशिया, भारत और विश्व पर असर

Shyam Saran |Issue No:35| Oct 2015

OBOR का मक़सद केवल भौतिक मूलढाँचा ही तैयार करना नहीं है, बल्कि यह तो इस पहल का अभिन्न अंग है।

What does China’s Global Economic Strategy mean for Asia, India and the World?

Shyam Saran |Issue No:35| Oct 2015

OBOR is not just an economic initiative. It has obvious political and security implications.


नरेंद्र मोदी के पहले साल में भारत की चीन-नीति का आँकलन

Alka Acharya |Issue No:34| Sep 2015

मौजूदा दौर भारत एवं चीन दोनों के लिए रणनीतिक अवसर का समय है - विकास और आधुनिकरण को प्राथमिकता प्रदान करना दोनों की ज़रूरत है।


China’s Role in Afghan-Taliban Peace Talks: Afghan Perspectives

Rustam Ali Seerat |Issue No:33| Aug 2015

China is one of the biggest foreign investors in Afghanistan... Reconciliation will be more conducive if China transforms the peace process from solely a Chinese initiative to a SCO regional mobilization for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Indian Express

India’s Myanmar Strike: The China Factor

Sanjeevan Pradhan |Issue No:32| Aug 2015

The few articles in the Chinese media on the 9 June operation conducted by the Indian Army have been noteworthy.


Deconstructing the Shanghai Stock Exchange Crash

Renu Rana |Issue No:31| Jul 2015

Huge drop of over 30% in the prices of company shares on the Shanghai stock exchange and drop of around 40% in the Shenzhen market since mid-June this year injected alarm among millions.


China and Vietnam: Neither Thick Friends nor Constant Antagonists

Jabin T Jacob |Issue No:30| May 2015

Beijing’s position on its territorial claims in the South China Seas remains uncompromising.


Applying the ‘Going Out’ Strategy: Chinese Provinces and Cities Engage India

Aravind Yelery |Issue No:29| Mar 2015

As the trade volume between India and China has gone up since 2001, economic diplomacy remains a driving force behind bilateral relations.


निर्गमन रणनीतिः चीन को आकर्षित करते भारतीय प्रांत और शहर

Aravind Yelery |Issue No:29| Mar 2015

भारत और चीन के बीच वर्ष 2001 से व्यापार बढ़ा है, जिसमें आर्थिक कूटनीति ने आपसी संबंधों को आगे बढ़ाने में प्रेरक शक्ति का काम किया है। भारतीय वाणिज्य मंत्रालय के आंकङों के अनुसार, इन आर्थिक क्रियाकलापों का केंद्र-बिंदु व्यापार ही है।


China, the Debt Trap and the Future Prospects for its Economy

Manmohan Agarwal |Issue No:28| Mar 2015

Questions have been raised frequently about China’s ability to sustain high rates of growth.


Will he or Won’t he? Recent Sino-Tibetan Exchanges over the Dalai Lama’s Reincarnation

Tshering Chonzom |Issue No:27| Feb 2015

Discussions range from whether the Dalai Lama would be reborn in Tibet or outside to who has the ultimate authority to choose the next Dalai Lama.


वह होंगे या नहीं होंगे? दलाई लामा के अवतार पर चीन और तिब्बत के बीच ताज़ा बहस

Tshering Chonzom |Issue No:27| Feb 2015

दलाई लामा के बाद की स्थिति और चीन-तिब्बत समस्या पर इसके प्रभाव को लेकर लंबे समय से चर्चा चल रही है। इस बड़ी बहस से जुड़ी हुई, लेकिन सर्वव्यापी चर्चा हमें दलाई लामा के अवतार या zhuanshi (转世) से संबंधित सवाल की तरफ़ ले जाती है।


China-Sri Lanka Ties Post-Rajapaksa: Major Changes Unlikely

Jabin T Jacob |Issue No:26| Jan 2015

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s loss in the Sri Lankan presidential elections in January 2015, raises a number of questions in the context of China’s role and influence in the country.


Chinese Combat Troops Join UN Peacekeeping Operations in South Sudan: A New Beginning?

Yeshi Choedon |Issue No:25| Jan 2015

It is factually correct to state that among the permanent members (P-5) of the UN Security Council, China is the largest contributor to the UN peacekeeping operations (PKOs).

Tibet Post International

China’s ‘Going Out’ Policy: Sub-National Economic Trajectories

Aravind Yelery |Issue No:24| Dec 2014

The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), a statutory organisation under China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), is the largest and the most important institution for the promotion of foreign trade in China.


The Ebola Crisis: Responses from India and China

Madhurima Nundy |Issue No:23| Dec 2014

On 8 August 2014, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak a public health emergency


18th CPC Central Committee Fourth Plenum: Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics

Bhim B Subba |Issue No:22| Dec 2014

Efforts to promote the rule of law were also aimed at furthering China’s socialist market economic reforms by minimising government intervention and creating a more level playing field for industries


The New BRICS Development Bank and the Aid Architecture

Manmohan Agarwal |Issue No:21| Nov 2014

The main feature of the current aid situation is the declining importance of aid from traditional sources such as the OECD countries and the multilateral development banks such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank and so


China-India Economic Cooperation: Alternate Economic Corridors through India to China’s Western Region

Gautam Das |Issue No:20| Nov 2014

President Xi Jinping of China enjoys much greater personal power in China than his immediate predecessors, and the strength and capabilities of the armed forces of China today command respect both in the Asia-Pacific region and the world.


Impasse Yet Again: Beijing’s Failure to Acknowledge the Dalai Lama’s Increasing Moderation

Tshering Chonzom |Issue No:18| Oct 2014

There has, of late, been growing interest in media across the world about a possible thawing of relations between the Dalai Lama and the Chinese authorities.

Dominik Joswig

The Contingent Reserve Arrangement and the International Monetary System

Manmohan Agarwal |Issue No:19| Oct 2014

The BRICS countries established a new Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) at their sixth summit at Fortaleza, Brazil on 15 July 2014.


Second Xinjiang Work Forum: Old Policies in New Language

|Issue No:17| Aug 2014

For a long time the central as well as regional leadership took rapid economic development as a panacea to resolve violent separatism in the region.


Comparative Assessment of the SAARC and SCO Charters

Joy Mitra |Issue No:16| Aug 2014

Both China and India have been stalling or delaying each other’s accession to various regional institutions and multilateral bodies and the strategic distrust clearly reflects in their approach towards their view each other’s membership to these forums.


South Korea–China Relations and the Northeast Asian Strategic Puzzle

Jojin V John |Issue No:15| Jul 2014

The Northeast Asian strategic order is undergoing a critical phase. The long held US– Japan–South Korea (ROK) security alliance is challenged by strained ROK–Japan relations and growing ROK–China relations vis-à-vis competition between US and China for in

The Straits Times

Kunming Incident Reveals Political Chasm

|Issue No:14| Mar 2014

According to a Xinhua report on 2 March, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security claimed that the attack was perpetrated by a Uyghur separatist group from Xinjiang and Abdurehim Kurban was identified as the leader of the group


India-South Korea Strategic Partnership: An Assessment

Jojin V John |Issue No:13| Feb 2014

India and the Republic of Korea (henceforth Korea) officially announced a bilateral strategic partnership in 2010.


Emerging Trends in Chinese Investments in Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities

Md. Shariful Islam |Issue No:12| Jul 2013

The emerging trends in Chinese investments in Bangladesh need to be analysed in the context of Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) as a whole.


China and the Federalism Question in Nepal

Shishir Ghimire |Issue No:11| Jun 2013

The elections in Nepal on 10 April 2008 that had led to the setting up of the Constituent Assembly, had mandated that a new constitution be drafted within two years.


Rising and Shining: The Coming Boom in Indo-Japanese Economic Relations

|Issue No:9| Apr 2013

Even as the debate on whether India and Japan are on the cusp of entering into a substantial strategic partnership goes on, the long wait appears to be over - almost - insofar as Indo-Japanese economic relations are concerned.


China's Military Power

M V Rappai |Issue No:8| Apr 2013

On 16 April, the Information Office of the State Council of People’s Republic of China released the 2013 Defense White Paper (WP) – the eighth since 1998, when it started publishing bi-annual reports.


Self-Immolations, the Tibet Question and the Way Forward

Tshering Chonzom |Issue No:7| Mar 2013

Dissent and opposition on the Tibetan plateau has surfaced prominently from time to time since the late 1950s – but has taken a serious turn in the form of the ‘self-immolations’ since 2009.


China and Revival of the World Economy

Manmohan Agarwal |Issue No:6| Aug 2012

The recent economic slowdown in China has evoked mixed reactions. Those who see China’s rise as a threat to the current order are relieved.

Greg Baker

The US-China “Strategic Distrust”: Perceptions from New Delhi

ICS |Issue No:5| May 2012

A close examination of the US-China dynamic would help the Indian discourse communities address the „power‟ factor in great power relationships from a variety of perspectives.

The India Satire

Chinese Reactions to India’s Agni-V Test Firing

ICS |Issue No:4| May 2012

Chinese reactions/responses to India‟s testing of Agni-V have been multifaceted.


Bo Xilai's Exit: Some Interpretations

ICS |Issue No:3| May 2012

The ides of March in China saw the dismissal of Bo Xilai, Party Secretary of Chongqing, one of China’s four major city-level provinces.

China Daily

China, India and the Indian Ocean Region: Need to Move from Balance of Power to Cooperation

ICS |Issue No:2| May 2012

India’s response to the ‘rise’ of China in the IOR could greatly benefit from the insights from International Relations (IR) theories of realism and social constructivism.


Postponement of the 15th Special Representative-level Talks: Possible Causes and Implications

ICS |Issue No:1| May 2012

The 15th round of SR-level talks between India and China scheduled for 28-29 November 2011 in New Delhi were postponed just two days before they were to be held.