ICS Conversation | Impact of COVID-19 on China

Amb. Shyam Saran, Ananth Krishnan

Special Lecture | Zoom Webinar|22 April 2020


Four months into the COVID-19 outbreak, the pandemic with its epicentre in Wuhan, China has notably shifted the normal into unforeseen territory for China and the world. While China has managed to largely contain the domestic transmission of the coronavirus, its impact on the country’s politics, economy and society has been profound, far-reaching and still unpredictable. The ICS Conversation explored the related issues, including implications of China’s handling of the pandemic for its image and its geopolitical aspirations amidst a vastly altered international context.

COVID-19 and China–US Relations: Is it the Sputnik Moment?

Prof. Da Wei

Wednesday Seminar | Zoom Webinar|29 April 2020


The seminar reviewed the history and recent trends in China-US relations and explored the impact of Covid-19 as a global, rather than international, crisis. The speaker analysed why China and the USA have failed to move towards collaboration to deal with the COVID pandemic and how their bilateral relations have gone through a vicious cycle. He offered his prognosis of the future directions of this critical relationship this year as well as over the next four years as the USA enters a new political cycle.

ICS Conversation | Looking at the Post-COVID World: The China Dimension

Amb. Shivshankar Menon

Special Lecture | Zoom Webinar  |6 May 2020


The novel coronavirus with its origins in China is a global crisis which has disrupted normal life and economic activity worldwide and can be expected to have far-reaching implications for how the world sees China and for its own internal view of itself and its place in the world. There are a number of questions with only tentative answers available yet. The ICS Conversation explored some of the emerging consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, look at its impact on China and assess its implications for India-China relations.

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.

What does the COVID-19 pandemic tells us about Economic Security as a factor of competitiveness? An exercise on China

Bruno S Sergi|Issue No. 96 | April 2020
The purpose of this article is to analyze the long-term consequences of the Covid-19 on China’s economic security and national competitiveness, less on China’s GDP trajectory. While peacefulness has a small influence on global ..

China’s capabilities in Disruptive Technologies and its implications

Gen. SL Narsimhan|Issue No. 97 | April 2020
In the past few years, China has been making significant progress in modern technologies such as hypersonic weapons, targeted energy weapons, electromagnetic rail guns, counter-space weapons, quantum technology, block chain technology and unmanned and artificial intelligence equipped weapons..

China’s post-COVID 19 path to normalcy: Parallels for India

Santosh Pai|Issue No. 98 | April 2020
The impact of Covid-19 on each country’s economy is a complex function of numerous factors. Relevant factors include extent of disruption caused by lockdown, financial health of enterprises and pattern of industrialisation..

Tracing the Informal: Analyzing Labour Legislation in China

Reeja Nair|Issue No. 99 | April 2020
This article analyzes the various institutional and legislative changes that occurred during the economic reforms to explain the rise of informality in China. It examines the enactment of the 1994 Labour Law and the 2008 Labour Contract Law to ..

Epidemics and their Urban Context: COVID-19 and Lessons from Wuhan

Madhurima Nundy|Issue No. 100 | April 2020
The impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented across the world and urban cities have faced it in full force and are among the worst affected. It began in the city of Wuhan in China and spread to other cities within and outside 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.
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China’s post-COVID 19 path to normalcy: Parallels for India

Speaker: Santosh PaiModerated By: Ravi Bhoothalingam

Wednesday Seminar | Zoom Webinar | 13 May 2020 @ 3 PM






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