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China’s Economy May Be ‘Slowing Down’, But Don’t Write Off BRI Yet

Ever since it was launched, there’s been a raging debate about the sustainability of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Conventionally, these conversations take shape depending on where you stand. In other words, depending on one’s ideological and geopolitical prism,...

All Things Policy: How China’s Belt and Road Initiative is Adapting to COVID

Even as the world is buffeted by a global pandemic and massive economic slowdowns, China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is quietly adapting to the new realities. In a conversation with Rohan Seth and Aditya Ramanathan, Manoj Kewalramani discusses...

Eye on China: Chennai Summit – Nepal Visit – Trump’s Deal – GDP @ 6 – Pacific Lease

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. This week we cover the aftermath of the Chennai summit; Xi’s visit to Nepal; China’s economic slowdown; a possible...

Eye on China: LAC & Varanasi – Tibet Ultimatum – BRI Slows in S. Asia – GDP Weakens – Social Credit

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week we cover developments along the LAC, the possibility of a Xi-Modi summit in Varanasi, China’s warning on the Dalai Lama, the trade...

Eye on China: Trade War Flux – India’s BRI Tryst – Xi’s Policing Vision – Pompeo Talks Tough

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week we cover the unraveling of the Sino-US trade talks, shifts in Indian thinking on BRI, Xi’s new vision for the country’s police...

Eye on China: BRF Outcomes – Masood Azhar’s Listing – Debt-Trap Debate – Trade Deal Endgame – AI Ethics

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week we cover all the details from the second Belt and Road Forum; the listing of Masood Azhar by the UNSC Sanctions Committee 1267;...

BRI Forum – The Big Naval Parade – Foreign Secretary in Beijing – UK’s Huawei Tangle

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week we focus on the second Belt and Road Forum; the Chinese Navy’s new destroyer; the Party’s criteria for assessing cadre; the Huawei...

Eye on China: Xi’s Insecurities – Gwadar’s Airport – Indo-China Anniversary – Trade Deal Deadline – European Strategy

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week Xi seeks to restore confidence in socialism; India-China mark anniversary of diplomatic ties; work starts to build Gwadar’s new airport, EU prepares...

Eye On China: Politics First – Italy’s Choice – Misri’s Priorities – Backing Pakistan

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week we cover the CPC’s new rules for cadres; Xi’s visit to Italy; Indian envoy Vikram Misri’s interview to Global Times; the China-Pakistan...

China’s Flawed Model for Peace

Xi Jinping has promised to provide “Chinese solutions” to world problems. But China strategy for managing conflict has serious flaws, as it looks at conflict largely from an economic prism, glossing over deep-seated ethnic, religious and linguistic fissures, along with...