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All Things Policy: Dropping Out of RCEP: An Opportunity Lost for India

For a larger regional and global presence, India needs to be pro-active in joining free trade agreements. Dropping out of RCEP is an opportunity lost to push the Indian industry towards greater competitiveness. Anupam Manur and Manoj Kewalramani examine what...

Eye on China: HK Turmoil – BRICS Meet – Auto Boom – Bank Jitters – UFWD Hits India – Patriotic Education – Dhaka’s Smart City – US Commission’s Report

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 Xi-Modi meeting in Brazil; weak economic data; China’s small bank jitters; violence in Hong...

India’s road to RCEP laden with China-related obstacles

Ten years ago, the question was whether India and China should sign a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA). Today, it is whether India should join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). There are two different but interconnected issues: the dominance of...