Q+A: Dalai Lama’s Mongolia Visit and China’s Reaction

December 26, 2016

Despite objections from China, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama had made a four day visit to Mongolia in November, 2016. Miffed China took some “countermeasures” and cancelled all investment talks, imposed additional tolls on Mongolian Cargo passing through Chinese Territory and blocked its border with Mongolia in...

Peaceful Rise of China

December 29, 2015

The very concept of ‘Peaceful Rise’ (hepingjueqi) was introduced by the famous Chinese Communist Party (CCP) intellectual named Zheng Bijian in November 3, 2003 at an address made at the Bo’ao Forum for Asia in China. Then Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao also used...

China Pakistan Economic Corridor

December 25, 2015

China and Pakistan had signed more than 50 agreements in April 2015 on various fields including agriculture, education, power generation, infrastructure projects, telecommunication etc. Out of these, around 30 agreements are related to the Economic Corridor named China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). In November 2015, this corridor has...

End of China’s One Child Policy

December 25, 2015

After a period of 35 years, China has recently changed its one-child policy and allowed the married couples to have at most two children. Historical background During the 1960’s, China under the rule of Maoists was an impoverished agrarian economy with a typical birth rate of six...

TPP and China

November 13, 2015

The main driving force of TPP is United States and as expected, US has successfully tried to keep China at bay from TPP. The group’s economic significance has increased with the addition of Canada and Mexico and has become even more when Japan and Vietnam have joined...

Should India follow China Model in Cotton?

September 19, 2015

Cotton provides direct employment to around 60 Lakh farmers and indirect employment  to around 4-5 Crore People via cotton based industries. It is also one of the largest foreign exchange earner commodities of India. It is base of cotton textile industry which plays pivotal role in Indian...

China’s SAARC Interests

September 13, 2015

China is pushing for admission to SAARC as was evident in Kathmandu Summit. Chinese presence in Sri Lanka can be seen in all aspects of its economic life. In addition to the development of Hambantota and other Columbo ports, Chinese have made massive investments in vital sectors...

India and World: The Changed Perceptions

June 10, 2015

Historically, India was seen as a poor developing country with a low visibility on global politico-economical front.  All western powers including United States saw India as a local / regional power in South Asia without any global weight. Over the years, this perception has changed to a...

Tokyo-Beijing Commercial Rivalry and India’s Opportunities

September 2, 2014

Although there is no military-to-military conflict between Beijing and Tokyo, yet there are signs of emerging rivalry between the two. To what extent this rivalry can work in India’s advantage? Discuss.