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Analysis of China’s 19th Party Congress

Already holding over fourteen formal positions -- more than any other Chinese communist Party (CCP) leader so far – CCP CC General Secretary Xi Jinping has, as anticipated, emerged considerably stronger from this Congress. By skilful use of the sus....

Commentary: The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the Status of Taiwan

On 18 October 2017 Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. While speaking on the section of ‘Upholding One Country, Two Systems’ and ‘Moving towards National Reunification’, he mentioned ab....

What to expect from the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China?

At the forthcoming Chinese Communist Party Congress in Beijing on 18th October, 2017, President Xi is set to enter the hall of fame of Chinese leaders alongside Mao and Deng. This was indicated in a party communique issued on October 14, 2....

नियंत्रण रेखा विरोधाभास

डोकलम में भारत और चीन की फौजों के बीच ढाई महीने से भी अधिक समय तक तनावपूर्ण टकराव की स्थिति रही औ....

The Doklam Paradox

Indian and Chinese troops were engaged in a tense standoff for over two and a half months at Doklam till its resolution on 28th Aug 17. The standoff was particularly marked by shrill and condescending voices from Chinese State run media. I....

China’s First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti

Introduction In the recent years, as part of national defense policy, China has expanded its military ties across the African continent. On 11 July, 2017, two Chinese Navy warships left the port of Zhanjiang with military personn....

Developing Nodes of Excellence on China

Introduction India does not have clear perceptions of China and our thinking is based on the 1962 War and also from opinions of research findings of other countries. Thus despite all efforts, China remains an enigma with regards t....

Doklam- Chinese Lies and Misinformation

China’s propaganda on Doklam is not only shrill, it is mendacious too. It is officially claiming that it had informed our side in advance about its road building plans on two occasions through local border management mechanisms but received no resp....

Interview on Doklam Issue

Amb Ashok Kantha, Distinguished Fellow at the VIF and Director of The Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, offered his expert views on the current Doklam stand-off during an interview to The Hindu. Readers would find this insightful analysis rath....

Belt and Road Initiative: Implications for Central Asia

The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) sought attention of the international community and made headlines everywhere in mid-May. The event was organized by China in Beijing on 14-15 May 2017 with the purpose of promoting its ambitious project called the Belt ....

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