China’s New Silk Road: Foreign Policy, Security and Economic Implications

China’s New Silk Road: Foreign Policy, Security and Economic Implications Kalyani Subbiah Intern, IITM China Studies Centre Introduction The Chinese government’s ‘New Silk Road’ (NSR), a global economic, strategic, and cultural project, aims to boost international connectivity and trade flows by reviving the ancient Silk Road system. There are two parts to the NSR: a…

China-Japan Talk the ‘CBM Way’ to Settle the Diaoyu/Senkaku Crisis

China-Japan Talk the ‘CBM Way’ to Settle the Diaoyu/Senkaku Crisis Amrita Jash Doctoral Candidate at the Centre for East Asian Studies (Chinese Studies), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-India. In the increasing acrimony between China and Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, after an interregnum of two years diplomatic…

China Debates the Rule of Law

China Debates the Rule of Law Abhishek Pratap Singh Doctoral Candidate, Chinese Studies Division, SIS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi As China concludes its fourth plenum of the 18th Communist Party of China (CCP) “governing the country according to the law” and the “rule of law” become a dominant theme of discussion and a key challenge…

Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong Protests Amrita Jash Doctoral Candidate at the Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi The “Occupy Central” protest led by thousands of Hong Kong citizens against the CCP led electoral policy in Hong Kong has continued to its second week. Since its start on September 22,…

Sentence of Ilham Tohti and Mismanagement of Ethnic Policy in China

Sentence of Ilham Tohti and Mismanagement of Ethnic Policy in China Veena Ramachandran Research Scholar, China Studies Centre, IIT Madras Ilham Tohti, a Uighur academic was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) for inciting separatism.Many human rights organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights…