Prof. Alka Acharya is Honorary Director of the ICS and Chairperson at the Centre for East Asian Studies, SIS, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has been teaching courses on Chinese Foreign Policy and Political Economy to the Masters and M.Phil students and guiding doctoral research since 1993. She is the joint editor of the book Crossing a Bridge of Dreams: 50 years of India-China and has contributed chapters to many books and journals. She has authored a book China & India: Politics of Incremental Engagement, published in 2008 and most recently edited a volume titled Boundaries and Borderlands: A Century after the 1914 Simla Convention (Routledge, New York 2023). She was nominated by the Indian government as a member of the India-China Eminent Persons Group (2006-2008) and member of the National Security Advisory Board of the Government of India for two terms (2006-2008) and (2011-2012).
After the recently held Congress of the party, President Xi Jinping has, contrary to popular perception, has emerged more powerful, after winning the election a record third time
The 20th Congress saw Xi Jinping placing the achievements of the past years and the tasks for the future as the foundational basis of his leadership, authority and prestige.
India’s on-and-off relationship with China is not just dictated by bilateral concerns, but also Beijing’s anxieties and rising sense of siege about the wider world.
അദ്ഭുതങ്ങളൊന്നും സംഭവിച്ചില്ല എന്ന അദ്ഭുതം മാത്രം ബാക്കിയാക്കിയാണ് ചൈനീസ് കമ്യൂണിസ്റ്റ് പാർട്ടിയുടെ
The book says there were numerous warnings from the political, bureaucratic and military actors of that time, but they induced no rethink on China as nobody wanted to contradict Nehru
A historian finds a box of old papers at home. She rummages through it and finds a diary she wrote some 64 years ago during a three-month visit to China in 1957.
In large measure it is due to the party’s ability to sum up the lessons of history and change course quite drastically, if required
On 15 June 2020, India lost 20 soldiers at the Galwan river valley in Ladakh. While India and China have had several border standoffs since the 1962 India-China War, this was the first time, since 1975
Mislim da kineska javnost nema kolektivni schadenfreude (zlurad) stav prema razornoj epidemiji u Indiji. Normalno je da neki glasno govore o stavu Indije prema Kini.
An official Communist Party body and the public security ministry were hit by an online backlash for posts contrasting Chinese successes with mulitple pyres
England was in height of civil war on 23rd November 1664. Famous writer John Milton was questioning the license Raj for printing books
Academics say curbs on freedom using phrases such as ‘internal issues’ or ‘sensitive subjects’ mentioned in the government order
Permission required from MEA to hold them, and also for issues ‘related to India’s internal matters’
Hai gã khổng lồ châu Á đã bế tắc về tình hình biên giới ở vùng Ladakh thuộc dãy Himalaya kể từ tháng 6 năm nay.
The two Asian giants have been deadlocked over the border in the Himalayan region of Ladakh since June this year.
The global world order is witnessing a substantial shift. Part of the greater tussle for strategic and geopolitical dominance is the military rivalry between the U.S. and China.
The anti-China sentiment should not completely blind us to the bargaining power that we could exploit to our possible advantage and get China to address our concerns.
With China’s might and security concerns impinging on the prospects of Indian businesses, Dasgupta offers a primer on making the most of bilateral trade opportunities.
China's transformation is miraculous. Its days of keeping a low profile are gone. But it confronts major challenges.
22-24 जुलाई के बीच चीन के उपविदेश मंत्री कौंग शुआनयू ने भूटान का तीन दिवसीय दौरा किया...
The goal of providing the ordinary Indian a clear, objective account of Sino-Indian ties succeeds. Yet, the lucid narrative is blighted by editorial neglect.
Happymon Jacob discusses the recently concluded 'informal' summit meeting between PM Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping with Alka Acharya.
The Wire spoke to eminent China scholars for their views on the upcoming 'informal' India-China summit in Wuhan.
With China not supporting India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group membership, blocking UN designation of Azhar Masood and an aggressive Belt and Road Initiative, India too refused to backtrack and hostilities only deepened.
'If, as appears to be the case, India is on way to 'mending fences' with China, and China is equally desirous to 'reset' the relationship, this could be a self-reflexive moment ...
The Tibetan government-in-exile shifted a high-profile event commemorating Dalai Lama’s 60 years of exile as an effort to bringing peace to relations between India and China.
The MEA says India’s position on the Dalai Lama is the same but the fact that a circular was issued advising officials to keep their distance suggests a change had occurred which is now being corrected.
The Tibetan government-in-exile has shifted a high-profile event planned to commemorate Dalai Lama’s 60th year in exile. The event will now happen in Dharamshala, not Delhi
Decoding the Puzzle of the Indian Govt Circular Distancing Itself From Dalai Lama Event
Whether it is Xi Jinping or anyone else, Beijing’s approach to India will remain similar
The boundary dispute notwithstanding, China has always had leaders who have been, on the whole, positively disposed towards India.
This short essay is a big picture effort to understand the contentions and collusions that characterise the India-China relationship in the current period.
Neither side is backing down but leaders of two nations might have chance to discuss the dispute at G20 meeting
Leaders discuss ‘a range of issues’ but it’s unclear whether military stand-off on contested part of the border was raised
शीर्ष स्तर की राजनीतिक यात्राओं के पहले या फिर उनके दौरान सरहद पर होने वाली ‘झड़पों’, ‘घुसपैठों’ और ‘घटनाओं’ को जोड़कर यदि देखें, तो यह...
The Wire spoke to experts about whether a major border incident between the two countries was expected and how India should deal with the situation since it involves ally Bhutan.
China is certainly apprehensive about the kind of understanding that the US and India might be working towards...
On the economic front, positively engaging with China is vital
Chinese expert and Director of The Institute of Chinese Studies in India Professor Alka Acharya revisits Indo-China relations as the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits India.
मौजूदा दौर भारत एवं चीन दोनों के लिए रणनीतिक अवसर का समय है - विकास और आधुनिकरण को प्राथमिकता प्रदान करना दोनों की ज़रूरत है।
Japan China maritime dispute in focus again
Chinese Economy Slows Down, Markets Crash
One year of NDA Govt: Foreign Policy Initiatives
प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की पड़ोसी देश चीन की यात्रा को समग्रता से लेने के पहले उनके कार्यक्रमों और उनसे निकले परिणामों को देखना जरूरी है
India and China on Friday signed a record 24 agreements worth $10 billion in Beijing in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
PM Narendra Modi on Friday met Chinese premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing during his visit to the country
With Prof. Rama Baru (CSMCH, School Of Social Sciences, JNU) and Prof. Geetha Nambissan (ZHCES, School of Social Sciences, JNU) under the auspices of the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi
Project Director, awarded by the Planning Commission to the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, June-August 2013. Project submitted on 1st September 2013
India-China-Russia Trilateral Cooperation and the Chinese strategic response to the post-cold war regional architecture, with special reference to China’s neighborhood.
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The 9th Russia-India-China academic Trilateral Conference, New Delhi, 7-9 December, held in New Delhi: A Report
01 Feb 2010
Co-authored with Peter Joy Hudson, in the China Report, Vol. 46, No.1, 2010, pages 37-59