Taiwan
China Studies’ Coming of Age Story in Taiwan and A few Pointers for India

In her 2006 Report on China Studies in India, Madhavi Thampi pointed out that there is a lack of depth and rigour in China centric research within India1. Much does not seem to have changed as she noted the similar observation in her January 2021...

Deepening Democracy in Taiwan under Democratic Progressive Party

The consolidation and deepening of democracy in Taiwan as evident from the regular and periodic elections and peaceful transfer of political baton from one political party to another speak volume of the democratic culture and tradition of Taiwan....

International goodwill for India

At a time when India is confronted with unprecedented crisis situation due to the surging spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the country, it augur well that the country is receiving bounties of goodwill from countries the world over to fight the...

The US-China Bout: Who’s on the Ropes

The world is witnessing momentous shifts in geopolitics, and in fact, in every facet of human life. The US-China zero-sum game for dominance may well define pathways nations take to bring prosperity to their people in the next decade. This paper...

From Mask to Vaccine Diplomacy: A Critical Year Ahead for China

The year 2020 will go down in the history of China as an “extraordinary year”. The passing year started with the onslaught of coronavirus throughout China and eventually it spread to the world. (The virus had started spreading since November 2019.)...

Fifth Generation (5G) Cellular Communication: Technology and Geopolitics

What Makes 5G Wireless Communication So Different? The steady growth from first to fourth generation mobile communication was smooth, rapid and vastly beneficial to the Information, and Communication Technology (ICT) related industries. This...

Addressing the China Challenge

(This is a modified version of the talk delivered by Mr. Satish Chandra, Vice Chairman, VIF at the Panchnad Research Institute recently) I propose to dwell essentially on three issues namely the nature and gravity of this challenge, its...

Has a Cold War Started between U.S. and China?

China-U.S. relations are deteriorating at a rapid pace and some scholars have wondered whether we are witnessing the beginnings of Cold War 2 between the two biggest economies? On 21st July 2020, the U.S. State Department ordered that Chinese...

Beijing’s New National Security Law: What it means for Hong Kong?

A resurgent China seeking a pie in every corner in the world has chosen to pursue a ruthless policy of expanding its global footprint by cajoling, coercion, policy of economic domination (read BRI), infringing on another country’s territorial...

Border Brinkmanship: A Miscalculation by China

India and China have been engaged in a tense military faceoff that has witnessed numerous violent incidents over the last two months in Eastern Ladakh. The standoff has resulted from an aggressive border brinkmanship triggered by China, to assert...

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