China Report

China Report; 54 (3)

An Introductory Note for the Articles

Tantri and Kumar’s article adds an interesting dimension to the corpus of studies comparing the performance of the Indian and Chinese economies, by highlighting two unique initiatives, one from each country, aimed at trade facilitation – the One Touch initiative in China, and Grapenet in India. 

Cuong and Hua provide a Vietnamese perspective on the state of Vietnam-China relations over the past quarter century since relations between the two countries were normalized.  They argue that, despite impressive achievements, the relationship has not developed to its full potential primarily because of imbalances in economic ties and the festering East Sea (South China Sea) dispute.

Huang’s article focuses on China’s strategy of establishing ‘overseas strategic pivots’ in the Indian Ocean.  While acknowledging that China is in the process of unveiling an ambitious plan to become a global maritime power, he nevertheless challenges the ‘string of pearls’ theory by refuting that these ‘pivots’ are military bases.

Nirmola Sharma’s historical study of the plight of Indians in China at the end of the Second World War highlights how the labeling of this community as ‘collaborationist’ by the authorities in China and India, for having extended support to the Indian National Army during the War, greatly complicated their situation.

Sampa Kundu in her survey of recent developments in Sino-Myanmar relations, explains why the current Myanmar government led by Aung San Suu Kyi has, contrary to earlier expectations, revived the policy of pauk phaw, or specially close relations, with China.


I Articles

  • A New Game Started? China's 'Overseas Strategic Pivots' in the Indian Ocean Region
    Mike Chia-Yu Huang 
  • Facets of Trade Facilitation
    Exemplary Cases from China and India
    Malini L. Tantri, C. Nalin Kumar 
  • Achievements and Problems in Vietnam-China Relations from 1991 to the Present
    Nguyen Xuan Cuong,  Nguyen Thi Phuong Hoa
  • Collaborators! Aftermath of Wartime Support for the INA among Indians in China
    Nirmola Sharma
  • Deciphering the Phauk Phaw* Between Myanmar and China
    Sampa Kundu


II Book Discussions

  • Book Discussion: India, China and the World: A Connected History by Tansen Sen
    Upinder Singh
  • Book Discussion: India, China and the World: A Connected History by Tansen Sen
    Arunabh Ghosh
  • Book Discussion: India, China and the World: A Connected History by Tansen Sen
    Shivshankar Menon


III Book Reviews

  • Book Review: The Xinjiang and the Chinese State: Violence in the Reform Era by Debashish Chaudhuri
    Vijay K. Nambiar
  • Book Review: Demystifying China's Mega Trends: The Driving Forces That Will Shake Up China and the World by Chi Lo
    Debashish Chaudhari 
  • Book Review: Asian Megatrends Foreign Direct Investment and the Chinese Economy: A Critical Assessment by Chunlai Chen
    Sharmila Kantha
  • Book Review: China, the United States, and the Future of Southeast Asia edited by David B.H. Denoon 
    Vinod C. Khanna
  • Book Review: The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons edited by Joseph P. McDermott and Peter Burke
    Hang Lin
  • Book Review: India-China Relations 1947-2000: A Documentary Study edited by Avtar Singh Basin
    Kishan S. Rana
  • Book Review: China's India War: Collison Course on the Roof of the World by Bertil Litner
    Ashok K. Kantha
  • Book Review: Japan's Foreign Policy Making: Central Government Reforms, Decision-Making Processes, and Diplomacy by Karol Zakowski, Beata Bochorodycz and Marcin Socha
    Sukalpa Chakrabarti


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