CAA: Analyzing Media Reports, Commentaries in China

Hemant Adlakha

Wednesday Seminar|5 February


Since a new citizenship law was passed by the Indian parliament last December, the Chinese print and electronic media has been extensively reporting on the unrelenting angry public protests erupting across India. Like the media reporting of the escalating public anger against the controversial Citizens Amendment Act (CAA) in the international press, in China too, the media is filled with its own analyses and commentaries on why the public anguish is not showing signs of abating. Juxtaposing the public opinion as well as the official government reactions both in China and in the rest of the world, can be an interesting exercise to examine if we, in India, view the way Beijing looks at us.

Sino-Indian Competition In The Indian Ocean: The Scope for Small State Agency

Pradeep Taneja

Wednesday Seminar |12 February


There has been considerable academic interest in Sino-Indian competition in the Indian Ocean region in recent years. But much of this literature focuses on India and China, with relatively little attention given to the role of the island states. Using a structure-agency approach, the talk analysed the factors that either enhance or detract from the agency of four island states: Sri Lanka, Maldives, Mauritius, and Seychelles. These states have important economic links with both India and China without being overly dependent on either. India plays the leading security role, but China has also been developing its security links.

Side-stepping The Malacca Strait Dilemma: Exploring The Canadian Alternative To Mitigate China’s Oil Security Dilemma

Oliver Nelson Gonsalves

Wednesday Seminar |19 February 


Chinese oil imports from Africa and West Asia must sail through the pirate-infested waters off the coasts of East Africa and Southeast Asia and the volatile waters of the South China Sea where China has serious maritime disputes with its neighbours. The closure of passage through the Strait of Malacca is the most serious of these threats. Availability of oil derived from Alberta’s oil sands on Canada’s Pacific coast suggests a re-orientation of supply to meet burgeoning demand from East Asia. A mutual desire to diversify away from traditional markets could lead to closer energy relations between the world’s second largest consumer of oil and the country with the world’s third largest reserve of oil.




China’s Current Science, Technology and Innovation: Opportunities and Challenges

Stéphanie Balme 

Special Lecture |21 February

China's science, technology and innovation ecosystem, which has been forming for 40 years, asserts itself today in an unprecedented way. This situation already has a major impact on the global scientific ecosystem. What are the interactions between science, innovation, and political power in China and how can these relations be qualified? Will the current Chinese socio-political regime favour or act as a constraint on China's ambitions to become a great power of science and innovation?
Volume 56 | Issue 1 | February 2020
The China Report is a refereed journal in the field of social sciences and international relations. It encourages free expression and discussion of different ideas and approaches which assist in better understanding China and its neighbours. It welcomes and offers a platform for original research from a multi-disciplinary perspective, in new and emerging areas, by scholars and research students. It seeks to promote analysis and vigorous debate on all aspects of Sino-Indian relations, India–China comparative studies and multilateral and bilateral initiatives and collaborations across Asia.

Brahmaputra and its Imageries: Strategising Sustainable Development

Medha Bisht|Issue No. 86 | February  2020
The discourse on the diversion of Brahmaputra often becomes hostage to linear thinking. This commentary highlights the dialectical thinking which plays a significant role in shaping Chinese strategic thought. Against this backdrop alternative..

When Bhutan got Caught Up in the Tug-of-War between Colonial Britain and China

Nirmola Sharma|Issue No. 87 | February  2020
India-China bilateral relationship has been largely looked at from the perspective of the 1962 war and the unresolved territorial dispute. Tibet has been at the very centre of this conundrum, which had its origin in the colonial period when India..

Xi Jinping’s ‘New Era’ - Continuities and Changes

Anurag Viswanath|Issue No. 88 | February   2020
On one hand, Xi has been hailed as China’s Chairman of Globalisation (CoG) and as the ‘Third Revolutionary’ (after Mao and Deng) of the new times; on the other hand, critics are less than impressed with the reversal of moderniser Deng Xiaoping’s...
The Belt and Road Initiative Post-April 2019: Plus Ca Change!
Vijay K Nambiar|Issue No. 38 | February   2020
The extensive and wide-ranging presence of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has become a phenomenon which is here to stay. The proposal announced by President Xi Jinping in 2013 at Nazarbayev University envisioned China's reaching across the..
Changing Patterns in India-China Trade Relations
Sharmila Kantha|Issue No. 39 | February 2020
Recent global trade developments, including a sluggish global economy, slowing trade, heightened trade disputes, and now an expected disruption on account of coronavirus in China has led to the recasting of an outward-looking economy’s..
A European Perspective on the Conflict between China and the West
Heribert Dieter |Issue No. 40 | February 2020
Whilst Europeans are not using the robust rhetoric of President Trump, policy makers have acknowledged that the relationship with China is becoming increasingly complex. Both the authoritarian rule of President Xi Jinping and the..
China through European Eyes
Frank N Pieke|Issue No. 41 | February 2020
Unlike other and even more recently rising powers, such as India, Turkey, Brazil, or Indonesia, China openly vies for superpower status, challenging the unipolar global dominance by the United States. This challenge has become much more..
The ICS Blog is a platform for an open dialogue that aims to inform and enlighten, especially young scholars and analysts on contemporary issues related to China and East Asia.
Situating Labour in a Pandemic: Corona Virus Outbreak’s Social Costs
P. K. Anand
20 February
Natuna Crisis: Is South China Sea a Fisheries Dispute?
Mahesh Kumar Kamtam
28 February
Why BRI through India is Wishful Thinking At Best
P. K. Anand
MoneyControl | 23 January 
Ominous Signs for India as China Regains Pole Position in Myanmar
Shyam Saran
The Economic Times | 24 January 
The Silver Bullet’s Ricochet
Alka Acharya
Outlook | 17 February 
Huawei Conundrum: Global Collaboration’ Continues to Elude Chinese Giant; India Testing Waters
Anurag Viswanath
Financial Express | 17 February 
Coronavirus Exposes the Brittleness of China’s Economic Prowess
P. K. Anand
MoneyControl.Com | 18 February 
Wuhan Impact on China: With a Formidable GDP of $14.37 trillion, the Country Will Recover and Bounce in Business
Anurag Viswanath
Financial Express | 22 February 
Belt and Road from the Ground Up 
Jacob Mardell
Wednesday Seminar | 4 March | Seminar Room, ICS | 3 PM
India’s Strategic Choices to Engage China
Rajiv Ranjan
Wednesday Seminar | 11 March | Seminar Room, ICS | 3 PM






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