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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.