A Third Term For Xi Jinping Holds Little Assurance For India

Originally published at BQ Prime, 22 October 2022. India has several reasons to pay close attention to the ongoing 20th Party Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).  As a neighbour to China and as a country of similar size of population and length of history, it would be natural for India to assume …

100 Years of the Communist Party of China, Special Issue 1

China Report Vol. 58, No. 1, February 2022 100 Years of the Communist Party of China, Special Issue 1 Guest Editors: Jabin T. Jacob & Bhim B. Subba https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/chra/58/1 CONTENTSIntroduction: Towards Exceptionalism: The Communist Party of China and its Uses of History Jabin T. Jacob & Bhim B. Subba https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/00094455221074169 ‘Yelling at the Masses’: Making Propaganda Audible …

Xi Jinping in Tibet: What India Needs to Look Out For

The non-military uses of China’s civilian infrastructure build-up in TAR or Xinjiang must not be ignored

The Great Chinese Anxiety

The Chinese people are anxious. The Communist Party of China (CPC) that governs them even more so.

A Growing Chinese Presence in Nepal

China’s influence in Nepal has grown in recent years but in many instances, the Chinese have merely stepped into breaches created either by India’s inability to keep its promises or by its insensitivity.

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.

India-China Boundary Dispute: LAC Transgressions Will Continue

The next ‘informal summit’ between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be held in Varanasi on 12 October. The announcement of the date has been accompanied in recent days by a series of reports on the state of affairs on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the two countries. …

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.

Modi-Xi ‘Informal Summit’: Domestic Priorities Uppermost

US President Richard Nixon’s path-breaking visit to China in February 1972 could arguably be called the mother of all ‘resets’ of a major bilateral relationship. In his own words, it was ‘the week that… changed the world’ and there can be little disagreement on this score. The ‘informal summit’ scheduled later this week between Indian …