The Second BRI Forum: Signaling Change?

The political, social and security implications do not look pretty for countries participating in the BRI. New Delhi might, however, consider if absolute opposition to the BRI is ultimately doing either its relationship with China or its own global image any long-term good.

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.

The Many Ironies of India-China Economic Relations

Pickpockets are not uncommon in crowded places in India. Victims are generally realists and tend to resign themselves to their misfortune quickly often not even bothering to go to the police. Not so, however, actor-turned-politician Manoj Tiwari, head of the Delhi unit of India’s ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party. When he lost his iPhoneContinue reading “The Many Ironies of India-China Economic Relations”

China’s 19th CPC Congress: Redefining Economic Growth

What is evident from Xi’s report is that problems of environment, health and urbanization – problems in India, too – are also seen as opportunities for China.

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.