People > Rajesh Ghosh


Rajesh was a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. At the ICS his research included Chinese investments to India, China's new FDI law, Chinese VC and PE presence in India's startup landscape, among others. He created a dataset of China's FDI to India for 2000-2019 which captures important dimensions of valuation, industry, state etc. He has also created a dataset of China's VC and PE investments into Indian startups. Both these datasets are regularly updated and used as a tracker of Chinese activities. During 2018-2019, Rajesh received a one-year scholarship to study Chinese at the National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei. Before that, he was at the O.P Jindal Global University where he earned an MA (International Relations) and was awarded the silver medal for academic performance. He graduated from the University of Calcutta with a B.Com (Hons in Accountancy and Finance). He graduated first class.

China’s New FDI Law: Reform or Retaliation
10 Dec 2019

The Foreign Investment Law (FIL) was the most significant legislation approved by China’s National People’s Congress in its March 2019 session. It repeals three existing laws that have served as pillars of the FDI regime for almost four decades

Historical Overview of Chinese FDI Regulations
07 Nov 2019

Prior to the adoption of the Foreign Investment Law 中华人民共和国外商投资法 (FIL) by the 13th National People's Congress on March 15, 2019, China had three diffferent laws regulating inward foreign investments. This first, brief note in a series of articles related to the new FIL, will layout the historical background of these three legal regimes that have governed foreign-invested enterprises since China's opening up to foreign investment in 1979.

Lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis for the Doklam Standoff
09 Aug 2017

The important distinctions between the US-Soviet standoff in 1962 and the present India-China notwithstanding, the Cuban Missile Crisis can serve as an important ‘case’ for both Indian and Chinese leaders to reflect upon while they try to think of a way out of the current dispute


Areas of interest

International Relations Theory, China's International Relations, and Ethnic and National Conflict


Current Positions

Past Positions

    Research Assistant, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi.

    Research Intern, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi.


    MA in Diplomacy, Law and Business from the Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University.

    B.Com Hons in Accountancy and Finance.

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