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China wants a reset with Biden, but won’t change its approach

There has been much debate about why China was slow to acknowledge Joe Biden’s election victory. It took nearly a week after Biden’s victory speech for China’s foreign ministry to issue formal congratulations. Xi Jinping is among the few world leaders who still hasn’t spoken to Biden. Despite that, Beijing...

Eye on China: LAC, FDI, RCEP – Bhutan Village – Nepal’s Politics – Big Defaults – Xi’s Summits – New US Approach – Warning Australia – EU’s Dependence

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties Over the last two weeks, there have been reports of India and China agreeing to some sort of partial disengagement and de-escalation formula in Eastern Ladakh....

Eye on China: LAC Talks – Xi’s 2035 Plan – Nepal’s Land – ANT Blocked – US Mocked – Aus Coerced – Buddhism Crackdown in Tibet – Covid Origins Probe

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties The eighth round of commander-level talks on the boundary issue was held on Friday. The talks apparently lasted from 9.30 am and ended at about 7...

Eye on China: Indo-Pacific – LAC Buffer Zones – 5th Plenum – PLA’s 2027 Target – Biden’s Policy – Zambia Debt – AI Patents & 5G – Risky Vaccinations

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties There’s no date yet, but reports suggest that next week, India and China should be holding the 8th round of commander-level talks about the situation at...

Eye On China: Views On Quad – LAC Situation – Q3 Data – Xi Warns US – Russia Alliance – Region Watch

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties Let’s begin this week of the India-China dynamic with news about Quad members. First, India’s defense ministry announced on Monday that Australia would join the Malabar 2020 naval...

Takshashila Discussion Document – BRI in the Post-COVID World: Risks and Responses

Download the Discussion Document in PDF This document provides an assessment of China’s changing approach towards the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic’s impact on China’s and the world economy along with the intensification of geopolitical tensions between China and the US have amplified certain...

Eye on China: LAC Talks – Wang Yi’s Quad – CPEC Terror – ‘Dual Circulation’ – PLA Anniversary – XPCC Sanctions – Cold War – HK Divide – AIIB Speech

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties As I write, Indian and Chinese military commanders are meeting in Moldo for the 5th round of talks. Prior to the talks, reports said that the...

Eye on China: Disengagement Progressing – Bhutan Dispute – Patriotic Entrepreneurs – Xi’s UAVs – US Espionage – Ren Sacked – Houston-Chengdu

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties Indian and Chinese military commanders are expected to engage in another round of talks in Eastern Ladakh, amid reports of “complete disengagement” in certain areas. ANI reports on...

Eye on China: LAC Disengagement – Rectification & Political Security – HK Banks, Raid & Tech – Xinjiang Sanctions – Tibet’s Sinicization – Pak Drones

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties Much has happened through the week on the boundary in Eastern Ladakh and in terms of the broader trade and diplomatic relationship between India and China....

Eye on China: Modi’s Visit – APP Ban – HK Law – Bhutan Dispute – CCP@99 – Economic Boost – Xinjiang

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Tensions Another extremely busy week with both sides digging their heels in Eastern Ladakh. First, there was another, the third so far, meeting between Lt Gen Harinder...
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