Category Archives: China

Doklam Standoff and its Strategic Implications on Asia; By Sudhir Singh

CAS article no. 0042/2017 The ongoing Doklam issue which started on June 16 2017, concerns disputed area in Bhutan. Doklam is situated at the trijunction of India, Tibet and Bhutan. This area which is claimed by China is proximal to India and particularly overlooks the ‘chicken’s neck corridor’ which connects the Indian mainland to the Northeast states. China’s govenment made this move thinking that Bhutan would not oppose Beijing’s extension… Read Article →

There is a Method in China’s Doklam Stand; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0040/2017 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group  The basic issue is of making President Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream” a success. This a hugely ambitious project that he has launched and he cannot fail. And at the moment, he cannot back off on Doklam. The 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is coming up in late October or November this year, where he will be re-elected with… Read Article →

Green Trends: OBOR and Environmental Implications ; By Preethi Amaresh

CAS article no. 0038/2017 Courtesy: Chennai Center for China Studies “OBOR is a 21st century big idea – probably the biggest idea floated in the last 10 years and it is being implemented in a Chinese manner. You cross the river by feeling the stones”. – Jean-Guy Carrier The One Belt One Road (OBOR) is a Sinocentric vision that harks back to the ancient Silk Roads but this time on… Read Article →

Book Review: Capital Campaign; By K. Subramanian

CAS article no. 0035/2017 Courtesy: The Hindu  Utsa Patnaik and Prabhat Patnaik, A Theory of Imperialism (Tulika Books, India, 2016).  Research on the nature and origin of “Imperialism” has an irresistible allure for academics. The venerable Marxian view of capital ever seeking outlets, particularly in the periphery, held sway for long. Lenin regarded imperialism as the highest stage of capitalism. After the liberation of erstwhile colonies, analysts began to describe changing… Read Article →

China’s Increasing Role in World Affairs; By Mr. M. R. Sivaraman

CAS article no. 0030/2017 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies China is once again in the limelight with the US government bent on forcing North Korea into submission and disabling it to an extent that it does not flex its muscles against its neighbours and periodically threaten the US with a nuclear strike. China for its own reasons has fostered and nurtured North Korea perhaps as a bulwark against the… Read Article →

Book Review: India and China in Africa: A Comparative Perspective of the Oil Industry; By K. Subramanian

CAS article no. 0026/2017   Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S) The rise of China as the fasted growing economy attracted global attention. Its expansion through trade and investment with other parts of the world such as Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa has excited many scholars and triggered much research work. India has also risen as an economic power and is included in the list of economies categorised… Read Article →

The South China Sea: Lynchpin of the Shifting Strategic Balance; By Carlyle A. Thayer

CAS article no. 0022/2017 The paper was presented at International Conference on the South China Sea: Impact on Major Power Relations and Regional stability, Co-organised the Centre of Asia and Globalization and the Australia-China Relations Institute University of Technology Sydney. February 10-11, 2017. Part 1. Introduction This paper addresses the critical importance of the South China Sea in international politics, and how the dispute has become an arena for the world’s major powers… Read Article →

China’s Warning: Give us Tawang, or else By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0021/2017 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group India-China relations have broadened over the years with not a single shot fired along the disputed borders since the signing of the Peace and Tranquillity Treaty between the two sides.  Military exchanges and other high level visits have become a regular affair.  There is convergence of interest in several regional and international affairs. But there are many sticking points which impinge… Read Article →

Why China’s Dalai Lama phobia doesn’t rattle India; By Col. R. Hariharan

  CAS article no. 0020/2017 Courtesy: India Today Opinion portal  Nitpicking over the temporal head of Tibet, at best, suits Beijing to needle New Delhi and possibly to please the local audience  China has once again “warned” India for allowing the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader in exile in India, to visit Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, in April 2017.  Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told the press that… Read Article →

Vietnam and the South China Sea’s Roiled Waters; By Carlyle A. Thayer

CAS article no. 0015/2017 Courtesy: Policy Forum Shining a spotlight on Vietnam’s militarisation in the Spratlys Vietnam’s military activities in the South China Sea, while not on the same scale as China’s, pre-date them considerably and are squarely aimed at maintaining a balance of power in the region. On 11 January US Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson sparked a media storm in China during his confirmation hearing when he responded… Read Article →