Floods in China: Yet another critical test for Xi Jinping

Floods in China are an annual phenomenon. This year’s flood comes at the time when China is already battling the COVID-19 which has hit 27 out of 31 provinces of China. Since June, torrential rain in China has broken all records. It is the most dev

Coronavirus and the Delayed “Two Sessions” of China

Every year, the two biggest annual meetings of China takes place in March for two weeks, together they are called the “Two Sessions” or Lianghui. The two sessions include the plenary sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chin

China Study Group Report: Domestic Politics and Economy in China during COVID-19

The Vivekananda international Foundation held a discussion on the developments in China amid the COVID-19 on 4 May 2020. The discussion focused on the Chinese President Xi Jinping and China's Domestic Politics and China's experience in the resumption

Coronavirus: China’s New Diplomacy

As on 15April 2020, the total number of coronavirus cases are 1,986,936, with 125,953 deaths worldwide. The origin of the virus remains unknown. It is widely believed that virus jumped species and is traced to the “wet market” in Wuhan. It is bel

Coronavirus: The Curious Case of Taiwan

With a population of 23 million, Taiwan has systematically managed the pandemic COVID-19. Despite strain relations, there is a lot of interaction between China and Taiwan. Around 850,000 Taiwanese stays in China, 400,000 Taiwanese work there and 2.7

Coronavirus: Role of the Chinese Government

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General has praised China for its handling of the crisis and for “protecting the rest of the world”. The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is the biggest diplomatic challenge for China in recent t

Coronavirus: Can China Deal with it?

Last year, amidst the US-China trade war, Chinese leader the Xi Jinping held a meeting with top Communist Party officials to warn about the surprise emergence of "black swan events" that could destabilise their 70-year rule. Perhaps the outbreak of C

Review of Developments in China in 2019

In 2012, Xi Jinping along with other members of the standing committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yushan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli visited an exhibition titled ‘The Road to Renewa

Taiwan Elections 2020: Landslide Victory for Tsai Ing-wen

In the just concluded 15th Presidential Election in Taiwan, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader Tsai Ing-wen has swept the polls with 8, 170, 231 votes (57.1 per cent). She secured the highest number of votes for any candidate since Taiwan

The Belt and Road Initiative: Is it Viable?

Recently, the US diplomat Alice Wells speaking at the Wilson Center at Washington D.C., criticised the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and questioned the economic feasibility of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).1 She reiterated that the US-Paki

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