Category Archives: CCP

Leveraging Heritage – China’s Role Within and Across the World By Archana Jayaraman

CAS article no. 0003/2017 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S)  There has been a lot of discussion about China’s ‘Soft Power Push’[1]. From culture, political values, innovation to education, China has been seen as reshaping its image to emerge as a power center in the region and steadily crawling outwards at the same time. Culture, specifically, has seen a major boost under President Xi Jinping’s leadership. At a session… 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 →

China: The Interconnection between Tradition and the Thinking of Leaders in Modern Era; By D. S. Rajan

CAS article no. 0052/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Tradition has been and will continue to be a key factor influencing the policy making process being undertaken in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Students of history cannot miss that due to China’s long and continuous civilization, there always exists a strong interconnection between the country’s conceptual thinking in the modern era and its ancient precedents; needless to say… Read Article →

Myanmar – Aung San Suu Kyi’s China Options; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0040/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies As Myanmar nears a historic political transition, the incoming National League for Democracy (NLD) will have a lot on their plate. They will face the enormous challenge of steering the country according to their plans. Having struggled for two and a half decades against a hardline military rule, they will have a clearer understanding of challenges  in the domestic field…. Read Article →

Can China and India become Superpowers?; By Dr. Raj Verma

CAS article no. 0038/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S) The following paper is text of a presentation which was to be made by the author at the International Seminar held by C3S and the Dept. of International Studies, Stella Maris College, Chennai (“Changing Asian Landscape: Role of India and China”) on February 26 2016.  The headlines are dominated by the fact that China with its phenomenal growth rates is… 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 →

China: Imminent Grant of “Core” Leader Status to Xi Jinping?; By D. S. Rajan

CAS article no. 0027/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Abstract On the basis of latest indicators, particularly taking into account the chances of Xi Jinping emerging as the “Core” fifth generation leader, the ongoing consolidation of political power in China by the leader can be termed as one which is almost nearing completion. At the same time, it cannot be denied that there are  problems for Xi;  in the… Read Article →

China: Divergence of Opinions on the Party’s Status vis-à-vis the Military and the State Constitution; By D. S. Rajan

CAS article no:  0001/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies  It would be  justifiable for  analysts  to ask  following  questions concerning two aspects of the governance in the People’s Republic of China (PRC)  – firstly, when it is normal for any nation in the world to empower the State to command the military, why in China , the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP)  is adamant to ‘absolutely control’ the  entire… Read Article →

China: Is a Personality Cult Growing around Xi Jinping?; By D. S. Rajan

CAS article no:  0044/2015 As the end of the third year of China’s top leader Xi Jinping’s ascension to power approaches and a new year is to usher in, one does not fail to see the regularly appearing evidences pointing towards not so concealed efforts to boost the image of the already all powerful leader, touching all key fields like ideology, politics, economy and military. Some analysts think that these… Read Article →