Covid-19 Introduces New Tensions in India-China Relations

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the name “Wuhan” has become much better known in India than it ever was for the April 2018 informal summit between Modi and Xi in that city. It remains to be seen which of these two legacies from Wuhan will last in India-China relations.

Book Review: Xi Jinping’s China

of Jayadev Ranade’s  Xi Jinping’s China (New Delhi: Knowledge World Publishers). pp. xi+394. Rs. 1,400. ISBN: 978-93-86288-90-5 This work is a collection of pieces written by the author in various online platforms and as part of other edited volumes. The reader does not have the benefit of an introduction that ties in all the chapters togetherContinue reading “Book Review: Xi Jinping’s China”

A Strongman in China: Implications for Asian Regional Politics

Xi Jinping’s China is not inclined to sharing leadership or space with anyone else.

Xi Jinping’s Report to the 19th CPC Congress in China

The 19th Party Congress’ clear line against importing Western concepts to China is the ideological foundation of a consistent and ever-growing sense of rivalry with the West represented by the US.

19th National Congress of the CPC: Xi Jinping Firmly in Charge

Xi places great stress on the CPC in the vanguard role for China. Taken together with his calls for national ‘rejuvenation’, it would appear there is a turn towards greater authoritarianism and centralisation in China.