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China’s White Paper on Asia Pacific Security Cooperation: An Assessment

January 19, 2017

Through this white paper, China has affirmed its regional ambitions and aims to shape the regional security agenda in the Asia Pacific on its stated terms.

China’s 2016 Space White Paper: An Appraisal

January 06, 2017

While the December 2016 White Paper sheds enough light on China’s growing ambitions in the space sector, it at the same time only reveals what China wants the rest of the world to know.

China’s Creeping Maritime Assertiveness

January 03, 2017
China’s Creeping Maritime Assertiveness

The Chinese stance towards the December 15, 2016 incident relating to the seizure of USN UUV by PLA Navy has been extraordinarily ambiguous.

China’s First Cyber Security Law

December 23, 2016

China has justified the passage of the new law as an ‘objective need’ for national security considering its large cyber infrastructure and its vulnerabilities.

China’s Dam Building Spree in Tibet: Strategic Implications and India’s Options

October 21, 2016

India needs to address the issue of water sharing with China in a comprehensive manner that includes both national and international initiatives.

China’s One-Road-One Belt Initiative: A New Model of Global Governance

September 29, 2016
China’s One-Road-One Belt Initiative: A New Model of Global Governance

India should seek to ‘redefine’ OROB to add a strong component for a ‘Digital Asia’, as that is where our comparative advantage lies, and for Asian connectivity to have two nodes, in China and in India, as has been the case throughout history.

The race for leadership in supercomputers – does India stand a chance?

September 07, 2016

India must move away from the perspective which it has allowed to dominate, namely, that the application of supercomputers is more important than supercomputer technologies themselves.

Mass Media in Xi’s China: Markets Versus Control

September 2016

Xi Jinping became the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China in November 2012 and the President of the People’s Republic of China in March 2013. Ever since, under his leadership as the Chinese President, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been progressively tightening its control over the media. In a Communist structure, the media is perceived to be the ‘mouthpiece’ of the Party and is supposed to be used for propaganda. Media is a very essential tool in spreading the government agenda and controlling the public discourse.

China’s Growing Influence in the Caribbean

August 03, 2016
China’s Growing Influence in the Caribbean

China’s push for influence among the Caribbean political elite has been replicated with an equally determined effort to court the military and the bureaucratic elite in the region, often deftly stepping in to take advantage of senseless overreactions on the part of the United States.

The Chinese Maritime Militia: A Perfect Swarm?

July 2016

The South China Sea is a zone of contention between China and other nations in the region. The US Navy has decreased the number of ships available to counter Chinese encroachments here and this power vacuum may be exploited by the Chinese Maritime Militia (CMM). The militia is comprised of fishing vessels that are used to augment the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), and possesses sophisticated communication and GPS technology.

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