Category Archives: Economy and trade

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 Northeast Revival Key Test of Supply-Side Reform; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0011/2017 Courtesy: China.org.cn  China’s northeast, home to the old industrial bases for long, is on the brink of a major economic transformation. The once robust industrialized region which, over the decades, has declined to a “rust belt” is now being revived anew. And, the rejuvenation is making rapid strides as scripted in the plan for revitalization of these industrial bases. A policy document released on April 26,… Read Article →

US To Withdraw From TPP; By Carlyle A. Thayer

CAS article no. 0164/2016 Courtesy: Carlyle A. Thayer, “US To Withdraw From TPP,” Thayer Consultancy Background Brief, November 22,2016 Q1. Could you please share some thoughts when Donald Trump announced that the US will withdraw from TPP? Donald Trump’s release of a video announcing his priorities for his first 100 days in office came as a surprise. His first priority was to announced that the US would withdraw from the TPP. He made that pledge during his campaign…. Read Article →

Xi in LatAm: China Expands Footprints in the Region; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0163/2016 Courtesy: China.org.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ongoing visit to Latin America – from November 17 to 23 – comes at an opportune juncture, with the U.S. and other powers caught in domestic situations and global uncertainties that preclude their proactive engagement abroad. And President Xi, who is on course for state visits to Ecuador, Peru and Chile, can be expected to make the most of extending… Read Article →

Chinese President to Probe Bangladesh; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0151/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG) Courtesy South Asia Analysis Group Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to pay an official visit to Bangladesh on October 14.  Obviously the red carpet will be rolled out for him in Dhaka. The two countries have maintained stable and sustained relationship over the decades.  Bangladesh Prime Minister Sk. Hasina visited China twice since she returned to power in 2009. Whichever… 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 →

Success of Modi’s Act East Policy depends on India – Myanmar ties; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0145/2016 Courtesy: Aviation and Defence Universe  It was External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj first and Hitin Kyaw President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar next within a week, visiting each other’s country that raised eyebrows. It seemed that both the nations were trying to forge close relations with each other, motivated by a desire to counter China’s growing influence as a regional leader. For a… Read Article →

India-China Engagement: Disturbing Divergence; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0131/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Indian prime minister Narendra  Modi started  his tenure just over two years ago with a message of goodwill and partnership in development with India’s neighbours ,including China. Soon after, Chinese president XI Jinping made his maiden visit to India. The red-carpet welcome to Xi in Modi’s home state of Gujarat was unprecedented in warmth –  photographs of the two of… Read Article →

South China Sea Arbitration ruling: A chance for India to rev up its foreign policy; By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0122/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies On July 12 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague delivered its verdict on the case brought by Philippines countering China’s claims in the South China Sea. The court ruled as follows[1]: China has no historic rights within the nine-dash line. Besides, land features in the Spratlys were judged to be mere rocks and not islands, thus… Read Article →