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Non-Standard Employment and Precarity: Student-Workers in China

P K Anand |Issue No:67| Oct 2018

Global economic changes and the resulting shifts in the role of the state from being a provider of resources, has led to significant transformation of the concept of full-time, permanent employment. This has led to new forms of non-standard employment and work arrangements, thus making labour, fluid and dynamic.

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CPC Disciplinary ‘Punishment’ Regulations in the New Era

Bhim B Subba |Issue No:66| Oct 2018

On 1 October 2018, a revised Party Disciplinary Punishment Regulations came into effect. These Regulations was approved and released by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on 26 August 2018 and it is the second revision since Xi Jinping came to power in 2012 (Xinhua 2018b).

Abe’s Re-election as the Liberal Democratic Party President: Analysing the Process, Outcomes and Challenges Ahead

Shamshad Khan |Issue No:65| Sep 2018

This paper analyses the LDP’s election process, key issues highlighted by the candidates and Abe’s agenda for Japan during his apparently final term in the office as well as challenges he faces to implement these agenda.

Belt and Road Initiative: Recent Trends

Gunjan Singh |Issue No:64| Sep 2018

BRI seeks to provide the developing economies with new channels and opportunities for growing and also aims to give them more access to newer markets. However, the security and strategic dimensions of the BRI cannot be overlooked.

Unravelling the Micro-History of the Bank of China in India

Nirmola Sharma |Issue No:63| Sep 2018

This article will attempt to show how the official dispensation in British India saw the increase in the operations of the Bank of China in India and whether in contemporary times, we could draw parallels from this particular case.

Fuelled by FOCAC: China’s Development Cooperation in Africa

Veda Vaidyanathan |Issue No:62| Sep 2018

The choice of theme ‘China and Africa: Toward an Even Stronger Community with a Shared Future through Win-Win Cooperation’ is a deliberate shift from the donor-donee approach the west is often criticized for using. This article analyses the outcomes of the recently concluded FOCAC Summit and contextualizes it against the various measures Beijing has in place to build human and institutional capacity in the continent.

Shades of India-China Energy Geopolitics: From Petroleum to Renewables

N K Janardhanan |Issue No:61| Sep 2018

Geopolitics always played a pivotal role in the India-China engagement in the energy front. In the past, India’s International Oil Companies search for energy in Africa, Latin America and Central Asia witnessed competition from Chinese counterparts.

China’s South China Sea Strategy

Saurav Sarkar |Issue No:60| Sep 2018

China’s South China Sea strategy has been one of confrontation and coercion. It has in a short amount of time consolidated its position and strength in the region by building facilities to station its military hardware and undertake long-range deployments in disputed areas of the South China Sea.


When Bose was in China !

Nirmola Sharma |Issue No:59| Jun 2018

This article focuses on Bose’s wartime China connections and attempts to bring to light two little known visits made by Subhas Chandra Bose to China during the war period.


Spring Time in the Korean Peninsula after a Long Winter?

Vishnu Prakash |Issue No:58| May 2018

How could the volatile KP start talking peace and reconciliation so unexpectedly? Was it for real? What would it take to consolidate the process? Had a roadmap been agreed to? Does India have a role to play in the process? There is an attempt to address these questions in the piece.

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