Category Archives: India China Cooperation

After India’s NSG Fiasco: Keen Interest In Chinese Foreign Minister’s Visit; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0138/2016 Courtesy: China.org.cn Recent strains in the relationship between China and India, made worse by New Delhi’s failure to become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) – officially attributed to Beijing’s opposition – has aroused keen interest in Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit beginning today. This is the first high-level bilateral interaction after the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi… Read Article →

India and China Moving Towards Becoming Chindia; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0087/2016 Courtesy: Aviation and Defence Universe  From conflict to cooperation, the concept of Chindia seems to be the new mantra in the Sino-Indian relationship today. When leaders of India & China meet they represent more than one third world population, two fastest growing economies, having biggest militaries and leading consumers of energy, consequently their relations cordial or hostile effect not only the region but the whole world…. Read Article →

China’s Silk Road Project can Benefit India; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0073/2016 Courtesy: DNA India The following article was written after the author attended the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Media Dialogue on Connectivity held in Guangzhou last week. It is hard to figure out why the Government of India (GoI) has steeled itself against accepting any part in China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. Sections seeking to influence policy have more than once reiterated that it is in… Read Article →

Will China Merrily Row Its Boat on Myanmar’s Stream? – Prospects of Restarting Myitsone Dam Project (Part II); By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0055/2016 Courtesy: Myanmar Business Today  (Vol 4 Issue 14) This is the second and the final part of this article. The first part was published in Myanmar Business Today’s last week’s edition (Vol. 4, Issue 13). Which way will the tide turn? Suu Kyi is responding in a two-pronged manner to China’s overtures. On one hand she strongly objected to the Myitsone project, saying that it poses… Read Article →

Will China Merrily Row Its Boat on Myanmar’s Stream? – Prospects of Restarting Myitsone Dam Project (Part I); By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0050/2016 Courtesy: Myanmar Business Today  (Vol 4 Issue 13)  China expressed its desire on March 17 to restart the suspended Myitsone Dam Project in Myanmar, saying the contract was still valid. The statement has come a few days after the announcement of Myanmar’s new president-elect U Htin Kyaw. He is a close aide of Aung San Suu Kyi and a member of the ruling National League for Democracy… Read Article →

Can China and India become Superpowers?; By Dr. Raj Verma

CAS article no. 0038/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S) The following paper is text of a presentation which was to be made by the author at the International Seminar held by C3S and the Dept. of International Studies, Stella Maris College, Chennai (“Changing Asian Landscape: Role of India and China”) on February 26 2016.  The headlines are dominated by the fact that China with its phenomenal growth rates is… Read Article →

Asian Century: India and China need to overcome Poverty; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0037/2016 Courtesy: DNA India One term which gained currency in the millennium’s first decade was “Asian Century”. The term represented a promise, a prospect and a goal; and, invariably, was used with optimism. For a while, it was as evocative as the term “21st century” was in the 1980s, replete with visions of new vistas of life, living and development far removed from the poverty, deprivation and… Read Article →

New Law Signals China’s Intentions to Accelerate its International Counter-Terrorism Cooperation; By D. S. Rajan

CAS article no. 0024/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Abstract To deal with the increasing challenges from terrorism to its interests both at home and abroad, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has enacted a new counter-terrorism law, stipulating inter alia formation of national and regional counter-terrorism agencies. The law contains a firm indication that the country is poised to give a big push to its international counter-terrorism cooperation;… Read Article →

Lucrative Partnership: Digital India has much to Attract China; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0019/2016 Courtesy: DNA India Although India and China are politically, culturally and economically different, the two countries have much more in common than the border and Buddhism. India’s economy, for one, is very much on a China-like trajectory. That has been so since the economic reforms piloted by Manmohan Singh as finance minister under PV Narasimha Rao from 1991-96. The “Rao Revolution” was not very different from… Read Article →

Plutonium Recovery and Recycle Plans in China: Review of a Report; By L. V. Krishnan

CAS article no. 0018/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies The recent Report on the Cost of Reprocessing in China by Bunn et al[1] provides a very comprehensive analysis of the subject. Bunn and his Chinese co-authors have brought out many relevant details about the various aspects of the Chinese nuclear program derived from sources in Chinese language. The thrust of their objective is to persuade China to defer the programme… Read Article →