Ambassador (retd.) Kishan S Rana, Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies.
Both India and China rank high on global indices that measure corruption, but even superficial evidence suggests that the nature of corruption in the two countries, especially among officials and politicians is rather different. This is a subject that does not seem to have received much attention. This blog entry is no more than a preliminary set of comments based on personal impressions. Perhaps it can be a start point for discussion and deeper reflection.
Continue reading “Corruption in India & China: Similarities and Contrasts”
Bhim Subba, ICS-HYI Doctoral Fellow.
Since the reform (gaige kaifang), much writings on Chinese politics have dealt with leadership succession in China. Many scholars argue the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is reluctant in undertaking political reforms unlike the economy. People’s democracy, as many of one-party states proclaim, is criticised because of an absence of competitive electoral party system thereby resulting in appointment of ‘rulers’ without sanctioned by the ‘ruled’. Arguably at the macro level, one can see such trepidations and the influence of the party at all levels of government, but at the same time, one cannot deny that the party’s ruling ideology, organization and leadership selection norms have not undergone transformation.
Continue reading “Leadership in ‘Reforming China’”
Madhurima Nundy, Associate Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies.
The pharmaceutical sectors in India and China have evolved from their nascent phases in the 1970s to become mature industries over the last three decades that compete effectively at the global level. They are also attractive investment destinations for many multi-nationals.
Continue reading “Pharmaceutical sector in India and China: Some aspects for consideration”