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Who in China Instigated Doklam Stand – off? And Why?

Paper No. 6306                                 Dated 21-Sept-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

After over two month long military stand-off, the soldiers of India and China on the Doklam Plateau (claimed by Bhutan and also by China), disengaged almost simultaneously, both capitals would have heaved a huge sigh of relief.

China’s Brinkmanship on Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh

Paper No. 6242                               Dated 12-Apr-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

China has periodically raised the issue of Arunachal Pradesh as a disputed territory, and linked it to the resolution of India-China border issue.  It has always protested visits by senior leaders to Arunachal Pradesh, especially to Tawang, where the Galden Namgyal monastery is located. 

Xi Jinping to test if Donald Trump is a Paper Tiger

Paper No. 6238                                  Dated 05-Apr-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

There is great expectation in China that when President Xi Jinping meets President Donald Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort (April 6-7) relations will be reset as the Chinese say in a “win-win” manner.  At the moment the Chinese are not quite sure how Trump will react to various planks that he had outlined in the run-up to his elections, and even after that.

China: Strategic Encirclement of India’s Core Interests

Paper No. 6211                                  Dated 05-Jan-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

Having failed to constrict India within South Asia with its “String of Pearls” (an American euphuism) Strategy, China has now embarked on a new initiative to trip India’s growing comprehensive national power (CNP) and influence beyond South Asia.

China: Disquiet in the PLA?

Paper No. 6132                   Dated 22-June-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

A recent article in the Peoples’ Liberation Army’s (PLA) flagship newspaper,The Liberation Army Daily  (LAD) underscored the point that political correctness supercedes all else. The article was republished by other top official news media such as The people’s Daily, which is the mouthpiece of the communist party, and a gist of the critical elements of the message was posted on the internet.

China: Muted 50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution

Paper No. 6118                               Dated 23-May-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

May 16, 2016 marked the 50th year of the Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution (GPCR) launched by the founding father of communist China Mao Zedong.  In this hey days Mao was known as the Great Helmsman

Xi Jinping: “Cabals and Cliques” – in the Communist Party of China (CPC)

Paper No. 6110                                  Dated 06-May-2016

By Bhaskar Roy                    

In a scathing speech to a plenary session of CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) in January this year, China’s President Xi Jinping, who is also the general secretary of the CPC Central Committee warned of “cabals and cliques” in the communist party, and the party’s fight against corruption, saying “it is not a ‘House of Cards’ power struggle” (Xinhua May 3, 2016).

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