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Is Xi Jinping a neo-Maoist?

May 8, 2017 | Author: | Posted in News & Society

By the end of the year, the Chinese will be witnessing the curtains go up on the 19th CPC Congress. In normal circumstances, according to a leadership tradition established by Deng Xiaoping, Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang would be embarking on their final five years in the office of presidency and premiership. Leadership change in China …

What geography and economics could mean for India’s China problem

May 8, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Government

In his book The Revenge of Geography, American scholar Robert Kaplan says the fact that China is blessed by geography is so basic that it is often overlooked in conversations about China’s growing economic and geo-strategic assertiveness. Quoting the British geographer Halford Mackinder, Kaplan writes, “who controls Eurasia, controls the world.” Today, as the world sits up …

Likely issues before the first India-China strategic dialogue

April 10, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Politics

India’s Foreign Secretary Dr S. Jaishankar will be heading to Beijing for the first Strategic Dialogue with his Chinese counterpart Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui on  Wednesday, February 22.  The decision to hold this Dialogue was taken by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during the latter’s visit to …

The People’s Republic is a flawed champion for globalisation

April 10, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Politics

It was the first visit to Davos by a paramount leader of the People’s Republic of China, and it could not surely have gone better. Xi Jinping would not have had in any case to work too hard to distinguish himself from the two leaders who were making news at the same time – Donald …

Is India playing hardball by bringing Taiwan into the equation with China?

March 9, 2017 | Author: | Posted in News

At the end of first restructured strategic dialogue this week between China and India, the irritants in this very important bilateral relationship show no sign of receding. The positions of the two nations remain exactly where they were before this round of talks. Just a few days back, China had once again vetoed a United States-sponsored …

Is the “Asian Century” over before it has begun?

February 28, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Politics

Ever since Japan began to be viewed as an economic juggernaut in the 1970s, the world has anticipated the “Asian Century.” Predictions of America and Europe’s inevitable decline and Asia’s inexorable rise have been staples of books, newspaper and magazine articles, and news shows for decades. In a tectonic shift in global power similar to the …

China’s MSR: A strategic view from India

February 14, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Politics

Chinese President Xi Jinping rolled out the ambitious Silk Road plan in late 2013. The project which aims to connect Southeast Asia with Europe through the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean is being founded on economic benefits for the entire region. There is no doubt that such a plan would strengthen the region’s connectivity …

China and India should create shared goals: Chinese diplomat

February 13, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Politics

China and India are both now rising powers and therefore as neighbours, there is a necessity to create shared goals, according to Mr. Ma Zhanwu, the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Kolkata. Releasing the ORF report “Understanding China: Indian Media’s Perception of China —Analysis of Editorials” at ORF Kolkata on February …

What the Marshall plan can teach India about China-Pakistan economic corridor

February 9, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Politics

The CPEC may be a bilateral endeavour, but New Delhi cannot ignore its spillover effects on regional governance and regime creation in South Asia Beyond sketching out the broad considerations, Indian foreign policy planners are yet to study the impact of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on South Asia’s politics. New Delhi’s reaction to the …

Trump, China test each other

February 9, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Politics

Asia’s rapid ascendance in the global hierarchy has reflected in the priorities of the White House for the last decade and a half. Successive US administrations, despite getting bogged down with multiple crises in various parts of the world, have kept a firm eye on Asia as a rising China has challenged American superiority in …