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The Rising Tide of Technological Denial against China

Uday Khanapurkar |Issue No:32| Jun 2019

This essay gauges the degree of disaffection that has surfaced across the developed world towards China’s various methods of technology acquisition and provides an overview of the emerging technology denial strategies.


Growth of Shipbuilding in China: The Science, Technology, and Innovation Route

Nitin Agarwala and Rana Divyank Chaudhary |Issue No:31| May 2019

This essay aims to identify these efforts and strategies that have supported the growth of shipbuilding in China and possible lessons to be drawn by developing maritime nations for their own growth.

Land, People and Faith: Wang Meng’s Narrative of Uyghur Life in Zhe bian fengjing

Debasish Chaudhuri |Issue No:30| Apr 2019

The paper throws light on the author’s life in the region as well as the narrative of the novel. It attempts to understand the relevance of the novel in the present form at a time when the Muslim minorities of Xinjiang are experiencing ruthless coercion, surveillance and repressive reeducation campaign under President Xi Jinping.

Materials related to Republican-era China in the National Archives of India

Madhavi Thampi |Issue No:29| Mar 2019

This paper presents an overview of the relatively unexplored holdings in the National Archives of India (NAI) related to China in the first half of the twentieth century, and particularly Republican-era China (1911-1949).

Factor Daily

Science, Fiction and Politics: Chinese Science Fiction and its Socio-Political Engagements

Shruti Sonal |Issue No:28| Mar 2019

The paper will throw light on how in the presence of censorship on other forms of literature and expression, science fiction has emerged as a realm of introspection and discussion of China's past, present and future.

Govt. of PRC

China in the Arctic: Interests, Strategy and Implications

Rashmi BR |Issue No:27| Mar 2019

The paper has made a modest attempt to explain China’s Arctic policy, its interests and implications on the region, demystify the perceptions surrounding the Chinese presence and the infrastructural projects. An attempt will also be made to include various perspectives as well as a theoretical assessment using theories of International Relations.

The Telegraph

Regional Differences and Ownership Roles in the R&D and Innovation Activities of Chinese Industrial Enterprises

Surajit Deb |Issue No:26| Feb 2019

China is emerging as one major R&D business interest as the global R&D operations started to expand their geographic reach to selected destinations. The fast paced growth in both the domestic and foreign investment in R&D is often interpreted as China’s domination in the global technological competition. This paper investigates the regional differences and ownership pattern of technology and innovation in China’s industrial enterprises.

Lowy Institute

Defending a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Region

David Arase |Issue No:25| Feb 2019

It is doubtless that a rising China will succeed in promoting its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in coming years. The key questions are the degree of success it will have, and how it will change the Indo-Pacific region. Xi Jinping’s Chinese Dream envisions comprehensive China-centered governance within the geographical footprint of BRI in accordance with the norms, institutions, and values of the Communist Party of China (CPC) by 2049.


US-China Geo-technology Race and the Lessons for India: Importance of Indigenous Technologies in Enhancing Indian Defence Capabilities

Smita Purushottam |Issue No:24| Feb 2019

The current US-China stand-off underlines a major shift in the arena of geopolitical rivalry to technological competition. Unlike India, China and the US understand the importance of Science and Technology as drivers of growth and ultimately, geopolitical power. China aims to become the most globally advanced Science & Technology nation by 2050. Since Technology is the real foundation of power, this is triggering a US backlash.


The Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation Initiative: Assessment and Potential of Cooperation in the Himalayas

Naina Singh |Issue No:23| Jun 2018

This case study of Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative attempts to understand the role of participant states; China, India and Nepal in relation to local and global non-state actors around a natural and culturally constructed landscape.


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