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China’s New Central Military Commission

China unveiled its new military leadership the day after the 20th Party Congress concluded on October 23. The composition of the new Central Military Commission (CMC), each of whose members is a hand-picked loyalist of Chinese President Xi Jinping, s....

Overview of Geopolitics in 2022 and Looking at 2023

The Year 2022 saw the organizing principles of the international system become more fragmented even with facade of multilateral summitry. Despite US unipolar moment receding, China’s ascendancy has yet to translate into US decline. With absence of ....

Xi Jinping’s Growing Bonhomie with Saudi Arabia: Implications

There is a geopolitical reset centring in the Middle East where the US influence seems to have waned while China’s clout shows sign of growing. This assertion is backed by the development when the Chinese President Xi Jinping after securing an unpr....

The world according to Washington

US’ drive for a global order in economy and trade comes up against China’s economic interlinkages with the West. At his recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bali, US President Joe Biden told him that the United States wil....

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Saudi Arabia

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF, discusses "Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Saudi Arabia" by assessing the critical dimensions of the visit; dissecting the key areas of interest for China in the Persian Gulf and evaluating t....

Likely Impact of Local Elections’ Outcome in Taiwan on DPP’s Presidential Elections Prospects in 2024

Most of the recent writings on Taiwan have focussed on President Tsai Ing-wen of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DDP) and her defiance on China’s pressure to toe Beijing’s line on Taiwan’s status. The frequent threats from Beijing to u....

CPC’s 20th Congress: End of an Era, the Dawn of Another

The curtains drew close on the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on 22nd October 2022. The CPC’s national congresses are one of the most important gatherings not only for China as elite politics witness personnel changes ....

Assessment of China’s 20th Party Congress

Presenting the Work Report titled ‘Hold High the Great Banner of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and Strive in Unity to Build a Modern Socialist Country in all Respects’, at the opening session of the 20th Party Congress on October 16, 202....

China: Daily Scan, October 25, 2022

Chinese 'artificial sun' marks new breakthrough: Global Times October 21, 2022
The new generation of artificial sun HL-2M in the Southwestern Institute of Physics Photo: Courtesy of the Southwestern Institute of Physics. A new breakthro....

The Changing Nature of ‘Collective Leadership’ in Xi’s China Part II

Return to Mao-era Politics: Death of Collective Leadership under Xi?
Loyalty, personal connections and familial ties (guanxi, 关系) are perhaps the defining element of Chinese elite politics. Some analystsOctober 21, 2022 International Relations and Diplomacy , China , Article , Xi Jinping , CCP , 20th Party Congress , collective leadership , Unified Leadership
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