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Historical Overview of Chinese FDI Regulations

Prior to the adoption of the Foreign Investment Law 中华人民共和国外商投资法 (FIL) by the 13th National People's Congress on March 15, 2019, China had three diffferent laws regulating inward foreign investments. This first, brief note in a series of articles related to the new FIL, will layout the historical background of these three legal regimes that have governed foreign-invested enterprises since China's opening up to foreign investment in 1979.

Nuclear Arms Limitation With China?

China has been criticised about its nuclear modernisation a great deal in recent years. With the landmark New START's future looking increasingly dubious, this paper examines the possibility of a multilateral arms limitation treaty involving China in the future.

The Curious Case of the BRI Shapeshifting in Africa

The idea, purpose, concept and the agenda of the BRI mutates and takes on many forms depending on who is describing it. Opaque structures, institutions shrouded in secrecy and questionable data sets are familiar challenges while studying China’s layers. This lack of clarity spills into literature and conversations surrounding the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as well.

Travel as a Metaphor: A Short Introduction to the Travelogues on China Written in Bengali

The first half of the 20th century unleashed a trend that saw Bengali personalities venturing beyond their enclosed boundary spaces. It all began with Vivekananda’s travels to East and South-East Asia on his way to the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893 as a Hindu representative from India.1 This trend continued with Tagore’s several consecutive travels to Europe and East and South East Asia

Prospects of a US-DPRK Rapprochement & Japanese Concerns

The Korean Peninsula makes for riveting theatre. Thus, the drama and suspense around the second US-North Korea summit in Hanoi on 27-28 February 2019, that ended abruptly, was true to form. The landmark event had generated sizeable expectations of forward movement.

Make in China 2025 – is it on Track?

The announcement on 19 May 2015 designed to transform China from a manufacturing giant into a world manufacturing power was made at a time when the US was distracted internally by the Presidential elections. This plan is to be followed by another two plans in order to transform China into a leading manufacturing power by 2049.

Science, Technology and Innovation in China: Lessons for India

We survived the technology denial regime of the seventies and eighties and the global competition following the economic liberalization of the 90’s. Clearly we have been moving ahead but the question which we keep on asking ourselves is that at the rate at which China is moving in the science and technology led growth and the rate at which India is moving in the same path, can India survive Chinese competition in the coming years?

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