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PLA: Reading Tea Leaves<sup>1</sup>

Any study of PLA gets hit by the wall of opacity or broad based sources, lacking as it is of military transparency and accountability. Xinhua or People’s Daily or Global Times tend to enjoy official patronage and state the official line in terms of...

Xinjiang: China’s Playground for Repressing Uyghurs

“Great crimes feed on great silences. And the Uyghur today have fallen into a kind of black hole”.1 - Dilnur Reyhan, President of the European Uyghur Institute The quote is a part of an open letter by Dilnur Reyhan and Raphael Glucksman (Member of...

इस सहमति में कई पेच हैं

गुरुवार को भारत और चीन के विदेश मंत्रियों की मुलाकात के बाद पांच बिंदुओं का एक साझा बयान जारी किया गया है। यह बैठक काफी अहम थी, क्योंकि इसका मकसद वास्तविक नियंत्रण रेखा पर पूर्वी लद्दाख में चरम पर पहुंचे तनाव को कम करना था। मॉस्को रवाना होने से पहले...

India-China Face Off- Has China Committed a Faux Pas?

China has committed a grave error in triggering a military confrontation in Ladakh. It has underestimated the Indian resolve to stand up to its bullying tactics. Doklam should have been a warning to China that its military efforts to gain...

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...

India’s Chinese Conundrum

“China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world” (Xinran, 2011). This quote, attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte acknowledges the unprecedented change the rise of China will bring about in the world. In the field...

Beijing’s New National Security Law: What it means for Hong Kong?

A resurgent China seeking a pie in every corner in the world has chosen to pursue a ruthless policy of expanding its global footprint by cajoling, coercion, policy of economic domination (read BRI), infringing on another country’s territorial...

China’s Strategy to Overcome the Virus Stigma is “Belligerence”

On June 15 2020, Col. B Santosh Babu probably didn’t expect to walk up to a Chinese observation post at the vertex of the bend in Galwan River. It was strange because the PLA themselves had dismantled the post after the talks few days back. A sense...

An Assessment of China’s 13th National People’s Congress – May 2020’

Summary The 3rd Plenum of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) was held in Beijing from May 22 to 28, 2020, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic with restrictions on expenditure and social interaction. The state-owned CCTV sought to...

CHEW AN LAI | A POEM

In Moscow close to the Bolshoi, I was approached by Hou Noh Lai, I sensed it was his clear intent To share with me a document That from China he’d filtered out, Which he stated was all about Xi Jinping’s plans of brinksmanship To further tighten his...

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