This seminar is the second of an ICS series on China’s Three Global Initiatives, i.e., Global Development Initiative, Global Security Initiative and Global Civilisation Initiative. We propose to bring to this platform diverse views and perspectives to enable a comprehensive and multidimensional interaction and exchange.
The three global initiatives propounded by President Xi Jinping, namely the Global Development Initiative (September 2021), the Global Security Initiative (April 2022), and most recently, the Global Civilization Initiative (March 2023), provide important indicators to understand the ‘Chinese Wisdom’ that the PRC appears to be willing to offer to the international community. These aspirations are also increasingly reflected in the ongoing Chinese foreign policy discourse. It is necessary to read and understand the text and context of these initiatives, their ideas and contours as also the limitations, and the challenges that they may pose to other countries.
About the Speaker
Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh is a Research Fellow and Centre Coordinator of the East Asia Centre at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA). He obtained his MPhil and PhD at the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS), School of International Studies (SIS) at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. His research interests are strategic and domestic affairs of China, state and society in Taiwan, and India’s engagement with East Asia. He is a recipient of the prestigious CCS Grant for Foreign Scholars (2016) by National Central Library (Taiwan), Taiwan Fellowship (2014) and National Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, Taiwan (2011-12). His book, Xi Jinping’s ‘Chinese Dream’: China’s Renewed Foreign and Security Policy, has been published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London in 2022.
About the Chair
Dr. Jabin T. Jacob is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Himalayan Studies at Shiv Nadar University, Delhi, NCR. He is also an Honorary Fellow at Institute of Chinese Studies, Adjunct Research Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation, Visiting Faculty at the Naval War College, Goa, a and Non-Resident Fellow at the Centre for Social and Economic Progress, New Delhi. His research interests include Chinese domestic politics, China in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region, Sino-Indian border areas, Indian and Chinese worldviews, and centre-province relations in China. Recently, he has co-edited several volumes including China’s Search for ‘National Rejuvenation’: Domestic and Foreign Policies under Xi Jinping (2020) and How China Engages South Asia: Themes, Partners and Tools (2023).
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