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India’s View on Growing Chinese Engagement in Bangladesh

China’s growing engagement with Bangladesh has necessitated a reflection on how India views Beijing’s growing influence in a region India considers within its sphere of influence. With the advent of the Belt and Road initiative, China has steadily emerged as an important player in South Asia and..

Sino-Japanese Relations: Forced Engagement or Healthy Rivalry?

The relations between the People’s Republic of China and Japan are one of the most sophisticated and important relations in the contemporary world. Both states, at present, are the world’s secon and thirdlargest economies and bilateral trade between them well exceeds above US $300 billion.

Covid-19 and the Communist Party of China’s Governance Crisis

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Wuhan and subsequent spread to other countries, has challenged China’s model of governance. The Communist Party of China (CPC or CCP), which proclaims itself as a ‘ruling’ or ‘governing’ party, a transition from its revolutionary..

Sino-Indian Border Dispute: Explained in Constructivist Paradigm

The intractable Sino-India border dispute has been persistently affecting the India-China bilateral relations. The latest skirmishes at the Galwan valley testify that. While several attempts have been made. to comprehend as well as resolve the dispute, it becomes pertinent to examine the trajectories, and go beyond a limited approach. This paper therefore analyzes the border dispute and patterns of incursions, standoffs, within a constructivist prescriptive framework. By comparing and critically analyzing the scholarly works on the dispute in the last decade through a constructivist paradigmatic optic together with an update of more recent developments at the border, this paper will contribute to the existing literature by giving a much ignored theoretical direction to the discussion on Sino-India border dispute.

Hazarding Hazards: An Assessment of China’s Workplace Safety Since Year 2000

COVID-19 has (re)ignited conversations on workplace safety across the world, thus necessitating renewed attention on policies and practices in this regard. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that each year 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related..

Are US and China On the Verge Of a Cold War 2.0?

A few months ago, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi recently declared that “some political forces in the US "are pushing US and China “to the brink of a new Cold War.”

To Craft a Covid-19 Narrative, China needs Africa

China faces tremendous international scrutiny concerning the initial mismanagement and lack of transparency surrounding its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, which included efforts to stifle dissent. If the comprehensive review of the global response to COVID-19 confirms China as the source as is..

Domestic Imperatives Behind Chinese Aggression at the India-China Border in 2020

The military clash between India at Galwan has signaled a new low in India-China relations. While it has been on for three months, and several attempts are made to predict the future of India-China relations, what becomes pertinent is to understand the rationale behind China’s sudden aggression at the India-China border.

South China Sea Geopolitics and the Shadow of Covid-19

The current strategic discourse is one of speculation as to whether the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating existing geopolitical trends or generating trends for a new world order in its wake.

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