Manoj Kewalramani

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Ideology in Xi’s China: The role of nationalism

Through the decades of reform and opening up, the impulse of nationalism dominated popular ideological discourse. It, along with economic performance, served as the key pillars shoring-up the Party’s legitimacy. Two events were decisive in shaping this direction. The first...

The role of ideology in Xi Jinping’s China

There is an increasing sense around the world that under Xi Jinping, the Communist Party of China has doubled down on ideology. This is seen as a distinct turn away from the pragmatism that Deng Xiaoping’s reform and opening up...

Book Chapter | Influence and Hedging: China’s Engagement in South Asia

Takshashila’s Manoj Kewalramani and Shibani Mehta of Carnegie India, co-authored a book chapter titled, Influence and Hedging: China’s Engagement in South Asia, in the Routledge Handbook on South Asian Foreign Policy. You can find the abstract of the chapter below:...

All Things Policy: Cracking Down on Didi

 The Chinese state is cracking down on the ‘barbaric growth’ of its tech companies. Twenty-five apps from Chinese tech giant Didi were removed from Chinese app stores last week. Rohan Seth talks to Manoj Kewalramani to understand what’s driving...

All Things Policy: CPC@100: The Challenges Ahead

 The Chinese Communist Party celebrated its centenary this month. Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai discuss the big ideas and major themes of the build-up to the celebrations and the challenges that the party faces in the future.

How Galwan Clashes have impacted India-China Relations

 On June 15 2020, Ladakh’s Galwan Valley witnessed a violent clash between the armies of India and China. The clash led to the first deaths in conflict between the two sides in 45 years. This video discusses the key...

One year on, assessing the ban on Chinese apps

In June last year, the Indian government’s decision to block 59 Chinese apps was greeted with much fanfare in the media. The official rationale behind this, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had explained then, was that these products were “prejudicial...

For CCP, the era of seeking strength

On July 1, even as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) marks its centenary, it has sought to use the moment to catalyse the march towards the goals of “socialist modernisation” and “national rejuvenation”. According to the Party’s, and indeed Xi...

All Things Policy: One Year After Galwan

 This month marked the first anniversary of the Galwan Valley clash between China and India, which resulted in the deaths of 20 Indians and at least four PLA soldiers. Even after 13 months of friction, the two sides have...

All Things Policy: Apple, Network Effects and China

 Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference was held earlier this month and had some interesting implications for both privacy and how the company is going to operate globally. Manoj Kewalramani talks to Rohan Seth to consider what this might mean for...
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