China’s 2018 Central Economic Work Conference

China’s annual Central Economic Work Conference (CEWC) at the end of December 2018 struck a pessimistic note and headlines several challenges in the days ahead for the Chinese economy.

2019: What’s in Store for India-China Relations?

Does India have it in itself to become an economic and political alternative to China?

The Rising Chinese Challenge to Order and Politics Everywhere

For democracies to compete with the Chinese model, they will have to ensure both economic and social well-being and political accountability.

Political Crisis in Sri Lanka: Little Risk for China

The current shake-up in the Sri Lankan system is unlikely to ruffle the Chinese too much. Across the board, no matter what their personal views on China, Sri Lanka’s politicians have learnt to do business with Beijing.

China-Pakistan Bus Service through PoK: Complaining is Easy

New Delhi should incentivize its border communities by believing in and building on their central role in history as entrepreneurs and diplomats.

Raising China as an Issue in Indian Elections

General elections due next year in India are an opportunity for political parties to turn greater attention towards foreign policy issues and elevate the level of discussion on China in the popular domain.

Economic Complications in the Naya China-Pakistan Relationship

A smart, forward-looking Indian leadership should not pass up the opportunity to increase economic linkages with Pakistan, and provide the latter an alternative to China.

Chinese Defence Minister’s Visit: To What End for India?

Instead of half-baked attempts at military diplomacy, India should impart greater clarity of expression and purpose to its military relationship with China. Is China a ‘strategic partner’ or a ‘strategic competitor’? Or both?

Beware of China Bearing Gifts

When complaints are raised against BRI, Beijing is quick to publicly offer to renegotiate terms. India, meanwhile, is known in South Asia more for its big brotherly attitude and the lack of synergy and capacity to implement its promises.