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China Inflicts an Arms Race on Japan

Paper No. 5319                                        Dated 07-Dec-2012

By Dr Subhash Kapila

“China is changing its roles and missions and Japan needs to do that as well. Our capabilities must be a match for Chinese capabilities. If we are asked (to respond to a military threat), we can’t say: ‘Sorry, we are not prepared for that’. This is not an acceptable answer”.-------- Former Chief of Japanese Navy

China: 18th Party Congress - Change of Guards, But no Change in Policy

Paper no. 5313                                           Dated 27-Nov-2012

By D. S. Rajan

It is undeniable that the transfer of power to the fifth generation leadership at the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) (Beijing, 8-15 November 2012) has been smooth and orderly; especially the rule providing for retirement of cadres above the age of 68 has been adhered to.

“US Can’t Squeeze China out of Myanmar”

Paper No. 5310                                              Dated 25-Nov-2012

By B. Raman

That was the message that China sought to convey to President Barack Obama as he completed his eight-hour visit to Yangon (Rangoon) on November 19, 2012, during which he met President Thein Sein and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and addressed the students of the Rangoon University.

Glimpses into China’s Foreign Policy

Paper No. 5305                                     Dated 22-Nov-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

The 18th congress of the Chinese Communist Party(CCP) mapped out the skeletal structure of China’s foreign policy.  Outgoing CCP General secretary Hu Jintao in his political report (Nov.08) to the Congress expressed willingness to cooperate, but was also emphatic that not an inch will be given to outside pressures where China’s sovereignty, security and development interests were involved.

China's Super Leaders Unveiled: Tough Road Ahead

Paper No. 5300                                   Dated 19-Nov-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

On the morning of November 15, seven Chinese leaders led by Xi Jinping strode on to the red carpeted podium in the Great Hall of the People. These members of the newly elected members of the Standing Committee of the Politburo (PBSC) of the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee.

Pragmatism will Continue to Guide CPC

Paper No. 5298                                       Dated 16-Nov-2012

By B. Raman

Pragmatism will continue to guide the policies of the new leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) headed by Mr. Xi Jinping which took over from the outgoing leadership headed by Mr. Hu Jintao on November 15, 2012.

What can Change in China?

Paper No. 5296                                  Dated 14-Nov-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

The 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) opened in Beijing on November 8 amid almost unprecedented security. Sale of meat cleavers and flying of pigeons for sport was prohibited. The capital was almost sanitized. In 2012, the Chinese government allocated $ 105 billion for security, a figure higher than the military budget for the year.

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