Belt and Road Initiative
Understanding the Complexities and Paradoxes of the Chinese Dream

The oft-quoted slogan “Chinese dream” by the President Xi Jinping, which was under spotlight when it was introduced, has gained widespread attention and jitters in China and the outside world. Inside China, the Chinese dream is everywhere, on str....

Deconstructing China Pakistan Economic Corridor- Is it Viable?

Covid-19 crisis has compelled the world to re- envision its strategies of cooperation and contestation with China. International community has demanded an investigation of the origin of virus putting the spotlight firmly on China. However, these unpr....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 27, 2020

Medical
China Rules Out Animal Market and Lab as Coronavirus Origin
Chinese scientists in recent days said they had ruled out both a laboratory and an animal market in the city of Wuhan as possible origins of the coronavirus ....

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor of the Belt and Road Initiative Concept, Context and Assessment by Siegfried O. Wolf, Springer, Switzerland, 2020, £88, ISBN 978-3-030-16198

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative that was officially launched in April 2015, promised to be a game changer. The economic corridor that would link Kashgar in Xinjiang to Gwadar in....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 12, 2020

Economic
Investment between U.S. and China Falls as Tensions, Coronavirus Take Toll
Investment between the U.S. and China is off to a weak start in 2020 and could worsen, according to a report published on May 11 that tallies ....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 5, 2020

Economic
Coronavirus disproportionately affects women's health, finances
Among the clichéd role stereotypes, is that women are more responsible for children and the household, and perhaps care for older family members as well....

The Belt and Road Initiative: Is it Viable?

Recently, the US diplomat Alice Wells speaking at the Wilson Center at Washington D.C., criticised the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and questioned the economic feasibility of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).1 She reiterated that ....

Seminar on India-China Relations and the Way Forward

On 6 November 2017, the Vivekananda International Foundation and the Institute of Chinese Studies jointly held a joint seminar on the “India-China Relations and the Way Forward”. A delegation comprising of Prof. Zhao Bole, Prof. Lu Gang and Prof.....

China-India Cooperation Opportunity: Building the Asian Common Market

(Reproduction of a talk delivered by Lu Gang, Director, IIS Conference, East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai at a Sino-Indian Seminar, held at the VIF on 06 Nov 2017) I am delighted to be here and attend the discussion of the bilateral ....

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