Category Archives: China

China needs a win in Afghanistan to keep its edge in Asian trade

China wants to help build infrastructure in poor,war-weary Afghanistan to further its regional economic expansion By Ralph Jennings Chinese economic relations with Pakistan offer a textbook case for what Beijing wants from other countries. The pair with a 523-kilometer (324-mile) long

Emperor XI and the Kowtow imperative

By Bharat Karnad Imperial China had no Foreign Ministry; there was only the Ministry of Rituals. Its job was to judge the importance of the country seeking consideration and decide the level of kowtow  the elaborate show of obsequiousness, the

Chinese military paper urges increase in nuclear deterrence capabilities

China must strengthen its nuclear deterrence and counter-strike capabilities to keep pace with the developing nuclear strategies of the United States and Russia, the official paper of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) said on Tuesday. US President Donald Trump’s administration

‘China deploys warships in Indian Ocean’

Chinese naval contingent deployed near the Maldives 1. A Chinese naval contingent has been deployed in the East Indian Ocean 2. This comes at a time when the Maldives is undergoing a political crisis Indian Ocean region: New tug of

Pakistan’s development by-product of China’s global integration

By Dr M Amanullah & Muhammad Usman Khan China has undertaken the One Belt-One Road (OBOR), which is the path for increased connectivity through diplomacy, trade and economic cooperation. While global trade talks have stagnated, China seeks new trade routes

China is winning without fighting

Notwithstanding the ongoing gradual surge in target killings of Chinese nationals, security apparatus of the country has already done its bit by bringing marked decrease in the recurrence of terror acts across the country By Muhammad Ali Baloch “America has

Industrial transformation in China

After experiencing rapid economic growth over the last three decades, China has been moving towards a new phase of development. The overall policy direction for this transformation stems from the 13th five-year plan (2016-2020), which was adopted by the Chinese

‘Belt and Road’ Imperialism with Chinese characteristics

Gigantic Belt and Road infrastructure plan  spearhead for Chinese dictatorship’s economic and geopolitical strategy By Vincent Kolo The gigantic Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has assumed increasing importance for the regime of China’s ‘strongman’ Xi Jinping. The BRI, also known

China’s end game The path towards global leadership

By Timothy R. Heath Dueling high level strategy documents in both the United States and China portend an intensifying competition for leadership and influence at the global systemic level. The coming years are likely to see a deepening contest in

China’s breathtaking transformation into a scientific superpower

By Robert J. Samuelson The National Science Foundation and the National Science Board have just released their biennial “Science & Engineering Indicators,” a voluminous document describing the state of American technology. There are facts and figures on research and development,