INDIA'S SOFT PUSH FOR POWER IN SOUTH ASIA

Shaping a Favourable Tomorrow

The Special Issue “India’s Soft Push for Power in South Asia: Shaping A Favourable Tomorrow” was ideated keeping in mind the increasing need for Indian policymakers to mitigate challenges emerging against New Delhi’s South Asian policy. Through each chapter, contributed by emerging Indian scholars specializing in India’s neighborhood policy, the publications envisions new and existing strategies to effectively leverage India’s soft power appeal in South Asia. 

 
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India-China Trade Dashboard

The dashboard is part of ORCA’s India-China Trade Project.

The dashboard is part of ORCA’s India-China Trade Project. Synopsis: The India-China Trade dashboard- Annual is a comprehensive visualisation of yearly merchandise trade between the two economies. It captures India’s imports and exports to China between 2011-12 to 2021-22 based on the Harmonised System (HS Codes).

 
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THE MISSING GAPS OF SINO-PACIFIC ISLANDS RELATIONS

Pacific Geopolitical Maneuverings

In the past few years, bullish visions of China’s regional aspirations have dissipated as its own domestic economic realities have become clear. There has been a significant fall in China’s development spending in the Pacific since 2016. Observers have noted that this is linked to a decrease in Chinese loans across the region, although this has also been a global phenomenon. Expectations around the BRI in the Pacific have also been tempered as various projects have stalled with commentators observing that “half-finished Chinese skyscrapers stand in disrepair” in various Pacific Island countries.

 
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FESTIVALS IN CHINA

China's four recognized festivals are the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year), the Dragon Boat Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival and the Qingming Festival. The contemporary status of these festivals is the outcome of changes in the calendar and selective recognition by the ROC and PRC over the decades. The four officially recognised festivals draw from a predominantly Han Chinese background, and the unique festivals of ethnic minorities do not earn the same recognition. The festivals have come to represent more than an affinity for folklore and superstitious belief, as they are now commercially viable for the tourism industry of China.

 
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