Policy Capacity Matters For Capacity Development: Comparing Basic Education System In India And China

Yifie Yan

Special Lecture|7 January


It is widely accepted that capacity development is central to development administration, but many of these initiatives have failed to demonstrate effectiveness in improving government effectiveness. This talk argued that capacity development should be built upon possessing the policy capacity to perform the analytical, operational and political functions necessary to make it effective. Drawing on the case of capacity development in the basic education sector through a teacher survey, not only does the study reveal an extensive system of capacity development practices in India (Delhi) and China (Beijing), it also shows that variations on different dimensions of policy capacity have led to significant differences in the effectiveness of such arrangements as perceived by teachers.

North Korean Nuclear Crisis: How We Got Here And Where Are We Going

Vipin Narang

Wednesday Seminar |8 January


As North Korea threatens to renew long range missile and nuclear testing in 2020, this talk examined how we got here, and where we may be going. It discussed the US attempt to exert maximum pressure on North Korea, and the role of China in undermining that effort. It will also explore the future of nuclear and missile proliferation in East Asia.

China’s Financial Integration

Anoop Singh

Wednesday Seminar |15 January 


Today, China has the largest banks, the second largest equity market, and the third largest bond market. The next decade is likely to be about China's financial sector integration with large implications for China and the world. The Chinese leadership has emphasized that China intends to further open up the financial system. However, the challenges to get there are immense, although a succession of measures has been announced over the past year. And, for China, further healthy development of its bond market will ensure that resources are channelled to the more productive parts of the economy and allow for a diversification of assets.



Research Office of the International Department of CPC Central Committee (IDCPC)


Delegation Visit |16 January

A four members delegation from the Research Office of the International Department of CPC Central Committee (IDCPC) visited the ICS for an interaction, exchange of views on the significance of BRICS in the current international context, China-India relations, and how should we view the US-designed Indo-Pacific strategy.
Contesting Citizenship: Comparing 2019 Hong Kong With 1919 Shanghai

Mark W. Frazier

Wednesday Seminar | 22 January

Many discussions of the ongoing Hong Kong protests draw parallels to those in Beijing in 1989. In today’s Hong Kong, as in 1989 Beijing, protests reflected grievances against the Chinese Communist Party and its leadership. But a fruitful framing of Hong Kong in 2019 can also be found a century earlier, in the protests that swept Shanghai in 1919. Both can be seen as part of a global wave of protest in which local economic grievances converged with widespread disaffection with political institutions. 
Workshop on “Assessing Recent Initiatives To Promote China Studies In India”

Madhavi Thampi

Workshop | 23 January

It is well understood that India needs to greatly strengthen its knowledge and understanding of China, particularly in the context of today’s world, through systematic encouragement of China studies in India. However, various assessments conducted of the state of China studies in India agree that we are still greatly lagging behind in this respect. This is in spite of the fact that different stakeholders have undertaken initiatives, particularly in the last 10 to 15 years, to promote or support China studies in India in a variety of ways.
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Foreign Reporting In China: An Indian Perspective

Sowmiya Ashok

Wednesday Seminar |29 January 

Drawing parallels with India, the talk will look at information gathering and reporting in China, and the difficulties of understanding a foreign language in interpreting local culture. The talk will also zoom out to provide an understanding of the media environment in China and the eco-system in which a journalist operates.
Volume 55 | Issue 4 | November 2019
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.
Commercialisation of Medical Care in China: Changing Landscapes
Rama V Baru and Madhurima Nundy|September 2019
This book explores the changing landscapes of the commercialisation of medical care in China. It is the first work of its kind, and discusses how the rise of market socialism, coupled with decollectivisation of agriculture and autonomisation of hospitals in rural and urban China, have fragmented the health service system. 
China, India and the United States: Wary Trio?
Raviprasad  Narayanan | January 2020
Policy choices made by a country help decipher continuities and discontinuities in foreign policy making. The choices made in foreign policy making reveal the imprint of domestic political agendas and institutional arrangements that manage foreign policy. This research essay examines China, India and United States as being three countries exhibiting their global outreach in starkly different ways.

River Regionalism: Locating Transboundary Rivers in Regional Cooperation Context in South Asia

Mirza Zulfiqar Rahman|Issue No. 83 | January  2020
The history of riparian relations in South Asia can be termed as essentially bilateral in nature, but we can notice a change in the contours of riparian negotiations after the end of the Cold War. The economic interdependencies built around regional..

China & Asia’s Changing Geopolitics

Amb. Shivshankar Menon|Issue No. 84 | January  2020
There is a disruption in the distribution of power in the world today. The world as a whole is multipolar economically, unipolar militarily if tending away from that, and politically confused. But while the US is still the only power capable of..

‘Leftover Women’ of China: Choice or Destiny?

Usha Chandran|Issue No. 85 | January  2020
The word 'Leftover', has the connotation of something that was leftover with no takers, like the leftover food, as if the good part was already taken and whats remaining is not so good. The fact that such a term is been used to tag women in China..
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.
Challenging International Norms: Chinese Censorship Model Goes Global
Adveetya Kachiar
30 January
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 
CAA: Analyzing Media Reports, Commentaries in China 
Hemant Adlakha
Wednesday Seminar | 5 Feb | Seminar Room, ICS | 3 PM
Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean: The Scope for Small State Agency
Pradeep Taneja
Wednesday Seminar | 12 Feb | Seminar Room, ICS | 3 PM






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