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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.

South China Morning Post

Chinese Investments in Europe

Anil Wadhwa |Issue No:57| May 2018

Europe, with its free trade policies, now faces a Chinese buying and acquisitions onslaught. Chinese investments had earlier focused mainly on infrastructure projects in distressed Southern European countries. But stronger concerns have now arisen due to recent Chinese targeting of Northern Europe with an eye on the technology sector.

Fox News

China’s Crackdown on Crime and Corruption with Tibetan Characteristics

Tshering Chonzom |Issue No:56| May 2018

Under the leadership of Xi Jinping, along with the United Front Works Department and the various security apparatus in the country, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Commission (CCDI) has been deployed to counter and subdue ‘separatism’ in Tibet.

CNN Politics

Summit Diplomacy and Denuclearizing North Korea

Sandip Mishra |Issue No:55| May 2018

Undoubtedly the summit diplomacy so far has raised huge hopes for denuclearization of North Korea and the establishment of a peace regime in the Korean peninsula. However, the odds are still huge but statesmanship, diplomacy, a positive sum model, being accommodative, inclusiveness and futuristic approach by the concerned parties may bring the desired success.

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