Category Archives: Tibet

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 →

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 →

A Good Example of What is Not Foreign Policy​; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0066/2016 Courtesy: DNA India Recent developments in India’s external affairs are most unflattering to a self-proclaimed “leading power”. These have exposed the government as being confused, bad at coordinated action and in the grip of powerful interests working at cross-purposes. These developments also betray the prevalent public perception of foreign policy as a matter of crude theatrics, for which the ruling party has itself to blame. Pulling… Read Article →

India bristles as China woos Himalayan neighbour; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0051/2016 Courtesy: DNA Yet another South Asian country, Nepal, is falling for the charms of China. The language of this new dalliance, regardless of where it may lead, is causing unease in India. Arriving in Beijing on March 20 for a week-long visit, Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that his country’s relationship with China was “as high as the Himalayas”, which he said symbolised friendship…. Read Article →

Influential Chinese Scholar: “China should be More Assertive, Build Military Alliances.”; By D. S. Rajan

CAS article no. 0030/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies China continues to be aggressive on territorial issues (e.g construction of artificial islands in South China Sea with airport facilities, building base in Djibouti, located in the Horn of Africa); this approach seems to be  at variance with Xi Jinping’s declared stand to treat “development and security interests in a balanced way”. Being noticed at such a time, are opinions… Read Article →

Collective Leadership System in CCP may Resume after Xi Jinping’s Ten-Year Term; By Shartsong Tenzin Dhetan and Rinzin Dorjee

CAS article no. 0028/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies This paper deals with the likely scenario of a shift in political leadership system of the Communist Party of China (CCP) and China after Xi Jinping. This paper does not discuss whether China and its leadership system will collapse or emerge as a leading and powerful state in the coming years. Questions raised in this argument attempt to answer: Why… 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 →