Economic Rationales of China’s Belt and Road Initiatives: Understanding Through the Experiences of Bangladesh and ASEAN

Dr. Sriparna Pathak

Wednesday Seminar |4 September

This talk focused on why China came up with such an ambitious project like “Belt and Road Initiative” in the first place and what are China’s economic gains from this project. The talk looked at the experiences of Bangladesh and Southeast Asia to provide insights into the responses of BRI host states, in order to understand what the economic gains are for the host countries and for China respectively.
17th Russia-India-China Trilateral Academic Conference


Annual Conference |10 - 11 September

The 17th Trilateral Conference of Russian, Indian and Chinese Scholars was held at the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), Beijing on 10 – 11 September 2019. The Indian delegation led by Ashok K. Kantha Director ICS, Former Ambassador of India to China also consisted of Ajai Malhotra, Distinguished Fellow & Senior Adviser, Former Ambassador of India to Russia, The Energy and Resources Institute; Alka Acharya, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Former Director, ICS; Biswajit Dhar, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Veda Vaidyanathan, Research Associate ICS.
Doklam Then, Kashmir Now: India and China Again in the Cross Hairs – Thucydides Trap or Ah Q-ism

Hemant Adlakha

Wednesday Seminar |11 September 

This presentation focused on how India and China are stuck in each other’s crosshairs again with abrogation of Article 370 Jammu & Kashmir.
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China’s New FDI Law: A Mixed Bag for Foreign Investors

Santosh Pai

Wednesday Seminar |18 September

The talk focused on the new Foreign Investment Law (FIL), which was the most significant legislation approved by China's National People's Congress in its March 2019 session. Does the FIL represent a step forward for foreign investors in China? Or is it just a veneer for retaliatory measures against investors from countries that jeopardize China's global ambitions?
Roundtable Discussion on “Perspectives on India-China Relations and Trends in Indo-Pacific Development

Anil Chopra, Shyam Saran, Biren Nanda, Ashok Kantha, Chen Dongxiao, Liu Youfa, Alka Acharya, Liu Zongyi, Zorawar Daulet Singh, Cao Jiahan

Special Lecture/ Conference |20 September

The roundtable discussion was held in the backdrop of rising uncertainties in the international environment. The geopolitical landscape is characterized by the intensification of strategic contestation, unilateralism, worries linked to regional hotspots and terrorism. In these turbulent times, India- China relations can play a major role in shaping the international order and provide stability in the region, but the two nations must overcome structural challenges and the trade imbalance.
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International Conference on “China’s Digital Silk Road: Implications for India”

C. Raja Mohan, Ashok Kantha, Rajeswari Pillai Rajgopalan, Pankaj Madan, Mareike Ohlberg, Dev Lewis, Nalin Mehta, Santosh Pai, Vivan Sharan, Ananth Padmanabhan

Special Lectures/Conference |25 September 

The discussion assessed the emergence of China as a digital powerhouse, the growing global impact its digital strategy and the policy implications for India. Although there has been a vigorous Indian debate on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, there has been little focus on the digital complement to it.
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Volume 55 | Issue 3 | August 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,
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. 

Emerging Tech Entities and Innovation: Case of Chinese Tech Companies

Rachit Kumar Murarka |Issue No. 80 | September 2019
The recent developments of Chinese start-ups and technology companies have become possible because of the unique character of Chinese society and largely because of the innovative approach of the Chinese companies. Compared to their Western counterpart, Chinese companies have achieved the milestones 
White Paper: A Response to International Efforts of ‘giving bad name’ (wuming hua) to the Vocational Education and Training Works in Xinjiang
Debasish Chaudhari|Issue No. 34 | September 2019
The establishment of so-called vocational education and training camps in Xinjiang has been one of the major sources of human rights contention between the West and China in the recent years. For about three decades, China has been issuing White Papers (WPs) on human rights, Tibet, Xinjiang, ethnic and national minority issues, 
Land, People and Faith in Wang Meng’s Zhe bian fengjing
Dr. Debasish Chaudhari
Wednesday Seminar | 30 October | Seminar Room, ICS | 3 PM
12th All India Conference of China Studies (AICCS)
Special Lectures/Conferences | 8 - 10 November | JGU | 10 AM
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Institute of Chinese Studies


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