Category Archives: One Belt One Road (OBOR)

Don’t judge China with a fossilised mindset (Part 1); By B.S. Raghavan

CAS article no. 002/2018 Courtesy: Rediff Part 2 : How Modi can resolve the China problem Ever since China rediscovered itself after the first few decades of tottering during the Great Helmsman’s regime and began reaping the abundant benefits of ‘market socialism’, taking its place alongside the world’s most advanced economies, it has rolled out a series of innovative blockbusters in the domain of foreign policy. Some worrisome as its stick-in-the-mud… Read Article →

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 →

China’s concerns about lack of support for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI); By Commodore R. S. Vasan IN (Retd.)

CAS article no. 0032/2017 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies This article may be read in conjunction with an earlier article by the author- ‘Why is OBOR Not at All a Good Idea for India?’ (vide  The countdown for the jamboree on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), formerly known as the One Belt One Road (OBOR) has begun. With less than ten days for this mega event, billions of… Read Article →

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 →

Perspectives on Emerging India-China strategic dynamics: Understanding OBOR; By Col. R. Hariharan VSM

CAS article no. 0001/2017 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies  Role of President Xi Jinping in reshaping China China’s desire to dominate global environment and play an increasing role in international affairs to complement its growth as global economic power is linked to its hope to create a “moderately prosperous society.”[1] The fall in China’s growth rate in the last five years has increased its urgency, not only to carry… Read Article →

Myanmar and China – Is Daw Suu Kyi the Pivot?; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0144/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Myanmar’s State Counsellor and head of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has just concluded a five-day (Aug 17-21) official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese premier Li Keqiang. She was accorded the protocol of a visiting prime minister of a country that the Chinese leaders see not only as being of economic… Read Article →

What To Expect From The Foreign Minister Of China Wang Yi’s Visit?; By Cmde. R. S. Vasan

CAS article no. 0134/2016 There is certainly some unwanted hype in certain media quarters both in China and India about the impending visit of Wang Yi to India and its possibilities. Wang Yi is expected to be in India on 13th and will hold discussions with Sushma Swaraj. Chinese media in general and Global Times in particular have gone overboard and have tried to counsel India on its relations and… Read Article →

Modi and Jinping shouldn’t let their egos come in the way of India-China ties; By Col. R. Hariharan

CAS article no. 0113/2016 Courtesy: India Today Daily O Portal Is China becoming uneasy about India’s assertive international posture? It would seem so, if we take a holistic view of how China has been viewing India’s international initiatives since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power. Condescending, conceited, contemptuous or confused….these words may well describe China’s web journal Global Times’  editorial choice of words like smug, self-centred and self-righteous to… Read Article →

Assessment of Adversarial Comments on India and China’s Position on Denial of India’s Entry into the Nuclear Supplier Group in Global Times; By Cmde. R. S. Vasan

CAS article no. 0108/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group The editorial in the mouth piece of Chinese Government the Global Times carried on June 28 2016[i]has the effect of setting the cat amongst the pigeons.  The editorial which is full of inanities and unwarranted innuendos accuses both India and the West of joining hands against a law abiding China which is only going by the rules. China has every reason… Read Article →

ASEM, Connectivity and Media; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0083/2016 Courtesy: Twenty years of striving to strengthen understanding, trust and cooperation between two continents through political dialogue, economic cooperation and socio-cultural exchange is a remarkable effort. In the course of these two decades, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), as the pre-eminent trans-regional forum in this part of the world, has come a long way for its modest beginnings in Bangkok in 1996 attended by 25 Asian… Read Article →