Opinion Pieces

Opinion pieces by scholars on China and its workings in Asia and beyond

(Views mentioned in the Opinion Pieces vertical belong to the author(s) alone.)

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POLITICS OF AIR POLLUTION CONTROL IN CHINA


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FOREIGN POLICY AT THE NATIONAL PEOPLE'S CONGRESS

Expect More of the Same


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REVIEWING CHINA'S TWO SESSIONS

A Show that Left Much to be Desired


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A MISSED OPPORTUNITY TO BOOST CONFIDENCE

Analysing China’s 2024 Government Work Report


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NAVIGATING CHINA’S QUEER SPECTRUM

Unravelling China's LGBTQ+ Activism Landscape - Part 4


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XI JINPING, LOYALTY AND CORRUPTION IN THE PLA


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THE ROLE OF DIGITAL YUAN IN CURRENCY INTERNATIONALIZATION

A small step towards a larger objective


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CHINA'S GEOPOLITICAL FOOTPRINT

The Saudi-Iran Accord and Regional Realignment


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THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF NEW DELHI'S FOREIGN POLICY GRAND NARRATIVE


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CHINA'S ROBOT REVOLUTION

Progress in Adoption of Industrial Robots and the Challenges Ahead


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IMPLICATIONS OF DIGITAL YUAN FOR CHINESE ECONOMY

From Financial Inclusion to Data Security


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LGBTQ+ INCLUSIVITY IN THE CHINESE WORKPLACE

Challenges, Benefits and Policy Gaps - Part 3


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PINK ECONOMICS

Why China Should Not Ignore its LGBTQ+ Community - Part 2


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ASSESSING CHINA’S POST-PANDEMIC ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Tackling Structural Issues to Ensure Sustainability


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WHEN SECURITY BEATS ECONOMY

The China-Philippines Fault Line


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LEGACY OF LI KEQIANG

An End of a Moderate Voice in Chinese Politics


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INDIA, JAPAN, AND THE STRATEGIC ROLE OF INFRASTRUCTURE


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DIVESTMENT DECISIONS

Navigating the Complex World of Global Economic Realignment


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WOLF WARRIOR GOES GHOST

Diplomatic and Systematic Disruption in China


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DE-DOLLARIZATION

Internationalization of Rupee, Yuan, and Implications for India


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GROWING INDIA-VIETNAM DEFENCE RELATIONS

A Concern For China


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A SURVEY OF PUBLIC OPINION IN NEPAL: India and China in Competition

This article is based on field surveys the author conducted in Kathmandu, Nepal in April 2023.


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GOING STRAIGHT FOR THE GAY

The CPC and China's LGBTQ+ Community - Part 1


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A WORK IN PROGRESS

The Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness


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CHINA'S FOOD IMPORT DEPENDENCY

A Major Hurdle for Its Food Security


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CONTINUED IMPORTANCE OF MAY FOURTH MOVEMENT FOR XI JINPING’S CHINA


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A YEAR TO REMEDY INDIA'S WANING PUBLIC DIPLOMACY IN NEPAL


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A CASE FOR INDIA’S STAND ON THE CHANGING CONTOURS IN WEST ASIA


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CHINA WINS THE MEDIATION MEDAL


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CHINA'S NUCLEAR BUILDUP HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SECURITY


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CHANGING STATE-PARTY RELATIONS IN CHINA

An Overview of Institutional Reforms


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IDEATING THE FUTURE OF INDIAN POWER PROJECTION VIA ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS


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INDIA AND THE CHINA CHALLENGE IN LEADING THE GLOBAL SOUTH


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PART 2 – DESIGN OF DIGITAL YUAN

A Balance Between State Control and Consumer Needs


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INDIA AND THE GLOBAL DIVIDE IN SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIAN OIL


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PART 1 - DIGITAL PAYMENTS SYSTEM IN CHINA

A Catalyst for Development of Digital Yuan


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INDIA’S GLOBAL ROLE DURING ITS G20 PRESIDENCY


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XI'S LOYALISTS

A Breakdown of China's New Leadership


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WOMEN IN CHINESE POLITICS AFTER THE 20TH PARTY CONGRESS


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CHINA’S ‘NEW ERA’ THROUGH THE LENS OF 20TH PARTY CONGRESS WORK REPORT


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THE ROLE OF BUDDHIST DIPLOMACY IN INDIA'S SOFT POWER

Approach towards Asia’s Regional Connectivity


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ANTICIPATING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AT THE 20TH PARTY CONGRESS


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THE RETURN OF TECHNOCRACY IN CPC’S ELITE POLITICS


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20TH PARTY CONGRESS AND WOMEN IN CHINA'S ELITE POLITICS


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THE PARTNERS IN THE BLUE PACIFIC

A New Alliance in the Region


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REVIEWING XI'S TRAVEL LOGS FROM THE LENS OF 20TH PARTY CONGRESS


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XUAR: A HOMELAND OR PRISON FOR UYGHUR?


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INDIA'S DEEPENING RELATIONSHIP WITH EUROPE AND CHINA FACTOR IN IT


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CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY'S POLITICAL INCURSIONS

Deciphering How The CCP is Engaging With Political Parties in South Asia


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CHINESE DOMESTIC RESPONSES TO PELOSI’S TAIWAN VISIT


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CHANGE IS REQUIRED IN JAPAN'S SECURITY POLICY


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INDIA'S ROLE AS A MAJOR REGIONAL, GLOBAL PLAYER

Necessary for Some, Forced for Others


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XI, HENAN AND CHINA’S GROWING FINANCIAL CRISIS


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CAN CHINA EMULATE RUSSIAN AGGRESSION IN TAIWAN?


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UNDERSTANDING CHINA’S LONG-TERM STRATEGIC VISION


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A CASE FOR THE USA TO EMBRACE STRATEGIC CLARITY IN THE TAIWAN STRAIT


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INDO-PACIFIC ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK (IPEF) FOR PROSPERITY

A Novel Approach To ‘Regional Economic Engagement’?


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STRONGMAN POLITICS AND XI JINPING


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TODAY UKRAINE, TOMORROW TAIWAN?


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THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADING SMALL GROUPS

Formulation of Foreign Policy in China


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THE 20TH PARTY CONGRESS

Xi’s Path to Preserve “Absolute” Power


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PLACING INDO-CHINA RELATIONS IN THE REGIONAL SECUIRTY COMPLEX THEORY

Understanding the Future of Indo-China Interactions in West Asia


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CHINA'S FOREIGN POLICY IN THE SAHEL

Challenges And Prospects


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DECODING THE USAGE OF SUN TZU TACTICS IN CONTEMPORARY GEOPOLITICS


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ASIA’S POSITION IN THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION


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CHINA-RUSSIA: A STRATEGIC OR A TACTICAL MARRIAGE?


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FRICTION BETWEEN INDIA AND CHINA

Examining the Indian Approach


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CHINA'S ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN


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WANG YI’S VISIT TO DELHI, BORDER TALKS AND THE FUTURE PROSPECTS


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MALDIVES-CHINA RELATIONS

A Multidimensional Cooperation in the Indian Ocean


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CHINA'S DYNAMIC ZERO-COVID POLICY


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RUSSIAN-UKRAINE WAR

China’s Opportunities and Challenges


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IMPLICATIONS OF CULTURAL EXCHANGES ON INDIA-CHINA TIES AND WAY FORWARD


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NOTION OF STABILITY AND THE TWO SESSIONS/LIANGHUI

Key Takeaways and the Way Forward


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UKRAINIAN CRISIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BUILDING INDIA'S STRATEGIC AUTONOMY

The View from CEE


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CHINA’S 2027 PLAN AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON INDIA


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ONE COUNTRY, TWO SYSTEMS

A Synthesis of Contrasting Interests


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CHINA'S NEW LAND BORDER LAW

Repercussions for India and Neighbouring Countries


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XI JINPING’S POLITICAL AMBITIONS IN 2022


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PAKISTAN'S QUEST FOR "FULL SPECTRUM DETERRENCE" CONTINUES


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US AND THE NORTH KOREA CHALLENGE IN THE ‘TRINITY’


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QUEST FOR SUPREMACY

An Analytical Study of Contemporary Chinese Behaviour


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AUSTRALIA’S RECENT REGIONAL OVERTURES IN THE INDIAN OCEAN REGION


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EVOLVING SECURITY PARADIGM IN THE INDO-PACIFIC

Implications for Japan


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WHY IS CHINA PITCHING THE SERBIA MODEL TO EUROPE TO COUNTER TAIWAN-EU RELATIONS?


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CHINA’S XIAOKANG VILLAGES

Why Should India Be Concerned?


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NORTH KOREA'S CYBER OFFENSIVE

Implications for India


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THE HAQQANI NETWORK

China Nexus In India's Kabul Calculus


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CHINA’S ECONOMIC ENGAGEMENT AND PROTESTS IN THREE CONTINENTS


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CHINA'S SIXTH PLENUM AND XI'S POLITICAL FUTURE


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SEOUL’S COMPREHENSIVE RE-BALANCING STRATEGY AMIDST STRATEGIC SHIFT IN INDO-PACIFIC


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BALANCING 'EAST' AND 'WEST'

India’s Cyber Diplomacy


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THE INDIA FACTOR IN CHINA'S BHUTAN OUTREACH


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PAKISTAN’S TROIKA PLUS MEETING

Implications for the Regional Security


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CHINA-US SLUGFEST TOWARDS NEW TECH-COLD WAR MULTIPLEX


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AUSTRALIA AND ASEAN

New Challenges to Cooperation


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SIGNIFICANCE OF INDIA'S ACCELERATED OUTREACH TO SRI LANKA


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CHINA'S EMERGING STATUS

COP 15 and The Dream of Ecological Civilization


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RUSSIA AT A CROSSROADS

An Alliance for its Own Good or a Junior Partner of China?


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MYANMAR’S GAME OF TWISTER

International Confusion over Myanmar Coup


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NEW DELHI BETWEEN KATHMANDU-BEIJING


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CHINA IN AFGHANISTAN

Ambitions, Apprehensions and Opportunities


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WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF?

How Regional Dynamics Are Shaping Russia-China Relations


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SOUTH KOREAN SLBM

Between Narratives and Broader Consequences


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EU'S KABUL OUTLOOK UNDER THE TALIBAN 2.0

Five Challenges for Europe


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COUNTERING CHINA'S INFLUENCE IN WEST ASIA THROUGH INDIA-IRAN RELATIONS


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WILL CHINA BE ABLE TO NEUTRALIZE AUKUS THROUGH CPTPP?


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UNDERSTANDING STRATEGIC RATIONALE OF AUKUS


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CHINA'S FRANTIC SCRAMBLE FOR 'COMMON PROSPERITY'

Premise, Promises and Problems


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INDIA-JAPAN-US TRILATERALISM

Shaping the Indo-Pacific and its Challenges


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FUTURE OF CHINA'S 'NEW ASIAN SECURITY CONCEPT'

In the Emerging Regional Security Landscape


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TIGER VS DRAGON?

Poland Needs to Cooperate With the European Union


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