Category Archives: Chinese economy

Climate Change and Low-Carbon: China’s New Growth Engines; By Raakhee Suryaprakash

CAS article no. 0147/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S)  September 2016 has been a busy month on the front of ratifying the Paris Climate Change Accord. First, at the G20 summit held in low-carbon city Hangzhou, China, the presidents of China and the United States announced that they have both ratified their country’s commitments made in the Paris Agreement in December 2015. On September 13, 2016, Brazil, Latin… Read Article →

Little Things Make it Big: By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0146/2016 Courtesy: DNA India  Infrastructure is a long, boring word. Yet life could be impossible without infrastructure. The everyday essentials — water, food, shelter, electricity, petrol, roads, bridges, schools, colleges, hospitals, trains, buses, planes, phones, telecom, internet and so much else — add up to infrastructure. Perhaps, it is not a coincidence that, through artefacts, when civilisations are re-imagined and re-constructed, they are marvelled at for the… Read Article →

Twenty Five Years of Economic Reforms; By K. Subramanian

CAS article no. 0127/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies It is better to study the progress of economic reforms more as a study in political economy than as one on economics per se. Policymakers world over have given up their attachment to abstract theories. They are keener to examine the acceptability of prescriptions to various sections of the society, the embedded institutional structures and, more importantly, the class composition…. Read Article →

Will China Collapse? Challenges to the Regime; By Dr. Geeta Kochhar

CAS article no. 0120/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies  With the slowdown of Chinese economy, not only there is speculation of bubble bursting, but predictions for the collapse of Chinese regime. Alongside, a series of attack on high-level corrupt officials deepens the possibility of some serious differences brewing within the Party and deviations in Party ideologies. Although there seems no immediate intention of the CCP to step down for… Read Article →

Impressions of an Indian woman in China; By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0071/2016 Courtesy: Institute of Chinese Studies Blog  Asma Masood, Research Officer, Chennai Centre for China Studies, was part of an all India think tank delegation to visit China from 21-29 April 2016. “Don’t worry,” an Indian lady friend from Shanghai advised before my China visit. “This is Ram Rajya. You will be safe.” These words were reassuring, but I felt a smidgen of doubt. After all, living in… Read Article →

China Opens Door Wider for Private Investors; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0045/2016 Courtesy: DNA India The legislature sessions of a state controlled by the Communist Party is doing more to encourage private capital than parliamentary democracy in the neighbourhood. This is in contrast to the situation in India, where Parliament is stalled, and the government is unable to deliver promised reforms (GST, for example) that would bring forth investments into the market and for infrastructure development. This is… Read Article →

China’s Stock Market Conundrum and Implications for World; By K. Subramanian

CAS article no. 0034/2016 The following is text of a presentation made by the author at Observer Research Foundation, Chennai on February 13 2016. Established in 1991, China’s stock market is the youngest in the world. The London Exchange dates back to the sixteenth century and the New York Exchange to the late eighteenth.Our own BSE dates back to 1875. Though the youngest, since its opening in Shanghai and Shenzhen,… Read Article →