Category Archives: Environment

Environmental and Energy Security: Dams, Water Wars and Dependence on Fossil Fuels; By Raakhee Suryaprakash

CAS article no. 0150/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S) Energy and the environment are two important issues of the day. The future of mankind depends on whether we make them symbiotic or competitive. We are imperilled by extreme weather patterns, terrorism, civil war, etc. and much of it is ruled by mankind’s thirst for crude oil. With the clarion cry against poverty the mad scramble towards development has… Read Article →

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 →

How China is gaining ground in Lanka with `pro-India’ Ranil govt; By Commodore R. S. Vasan IN (Retd.)

CAS article no. 0058/2016 Courtesy: Times of India  When Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe took over the government in Sri Lanka, their main claim was to undo the wrongs done by the previous Mahinda Rajapakse regime to the national economy and foreign policy. There was widespread apprehension in Sri Lanka that Mahinda was selling out the national interests of Sri Lanka to China on all counts. So when Sri Lankan… 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 →