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.

China’s 2014 NPC: Long Road to Economic Restructuring

Even as India’s 15th Lok Sabha ended its tenure with the reputation of having conducted the least business among all its predecessors, in China, the NPC has become increasingly active

3rd Plenum, 18th CC: A Reformist Agenda but Challenges Ahead

The communiqué issued at the end of the Plenum left many observers disappointed, but the follow-up 60-point “Decision” contained several important economic reform measures.

New Leadership in China: Quo Vadis Political Reform?

More than the challenges of political reforms, it appears the Communist Party of China fears a return to the populism and demagoguery of the Mao era.

Post-China’s 18th Party Congress: Socioeconomic Challenges Paramount

The fifth generation of the CPC leadership in China faces severe domestic challenges, chief among them, widespread corruption, increasing inequality, rising unemployment and growing regional disparities.

The States in Indian Foreign Policy

This presentation focuses on one particular aspect of centre-province relations in India – the nature of influence that Indian provinces (or States) exercise on national foreign policymaking.