About Organisation for Research on China and Asia - ORCA

To build

Knowledge, interest and understanding across sectors, professionals and laypeople regarding China’s innate perceptions of —and responses to—Asia and especially India

To assess

Data/resources that narrate the daily ‘chatter’ of China’s domestic circles on happenings both within China and involving China beyond its own borders.

To link

Data with the broader political, diplomatic, cultural, economic and social developments taking place and their impact on India’s national security, regional power, and India-China ties.

To ensure

The venture emerges as a go-to resource tool for policymakers, scholars, students and enthusiasts alike.

To implement

Research and data from social media ‘chatter’ in China to dedicated subsections focused on India and its concerns

To publish

Daily newsletters, monthly reports and frequent publications that are dedicated to deciphering broader strategic chatter and data

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Rationale behind our logo

Now that you are here, we would also love for you to understand our rationale behind our logo and namesake acronym. The orca is considered one of the deadliest mammals, while concurrently ranking as amongst one of the most intelligent species, on the planet. Orca’s are also called ‘Pandas of the Sea’ –allowing a parallel to China’s unofficial diplomats, the giant pandas. This allows ORCA a link to China with its own identity creation in mind. Furthermore, as orcas —despite being ferocious— only defend rather than attack and are known to be great at conflict resolution, our logo’s mascot draws parallels to India’s own strategic autonomy, no-attack policy and role as a promoter of peace and the rules-based order.

ORCA’s Milestones

July 2021


20th July 2021

First Newsletter

29th September 2021

First opinion piece

2nd March 2022

First Issue Brief

21st May 2022

First joint event

June 2022

First interactive dashboard (China’s Public Diplomacy)

7th July 2022

First podcast (The ORCA Files)

9th September 2022

First Special Report (The ‘Prince’ and All His Men)

11th October 2022

First Expert Scholars’ Dialogue

3rd November 2022

ORCA- NIICE MoU signed

December 2022

ORCA reached in 150+ countries

16 May 2023

ORCAxISDP Special Issue on Tibet

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