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China’s New FDI Law: Reform or Retaliation

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

The Rising Tide of Technological Denial against China

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.

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

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.

China in the Arctic: Interests, Strategy and Implications

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.

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

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.

Defending a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Region

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.

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