Category Archives: China

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,

A Chinese drone for all seasons

The MIT Technology Review featured a riveting article some months ago entitled China’s AI Awakening. Its blurb was positively startling: ‘The West shouldn’t fear China’s artificial-intelligence revolution. It should copy it’. For any Indian seething with a sense of rivalry

Russia and China challenge dollar domination

By F. William Engdahl December 21, 2017 “Information Clearing House” – The Russian government has recently announced it will issue nearly $1 billion equivalent in state bonds, but denominated not in US dollars as is mostly the case. Rather it

A real competition between China and India

Thousands of schools in New Delhi remain closed, as local hospitals try to cope with a surge in patients complaining of respiratory problems, as heavy smog continues to engulf the Indian capital. New Delhi declared a pollution emergency last Thursday,

China – Nepal ties are doing just fine

In an unexpected development last week, the Nepalese government decided to cancel plans to build the US$2.5 billion 1,200-MW Budhi Gandaki hydropower project. The decision taken at a cabinet meeting in Kathmandu was tweeted in real time by Nepal’s Deputy

Will China start selling the ‘AK-47’ of drones?

By: Liang Xu From the time of the first kinetic strike by an unmanned aircraft in October of 2001, the United States has relied heavily on remote-controlled drone technology for its relatively inexpensive loitering capabilities and the geographic reach it

China – US ‘Shaping the future’

By: Ambassador Munir Akram This century’s future will be largely defined by the relationship between a rising China and a resentful America. China has so far risen peacefully. Over 40 years, the US and China have developed an interdependent economic

Xi joins Mao in Communist constitution, tightening grip on China

Chinese leader Xi Jinping was elevated to the pantheon of the country’s greatest leaders Tuesday as his name was enshrined in the Communist Party constitution alongside Chairman Mao. The inclusion of Xi’s eponymous guiding philosophy for the nation cements his

China’s belt and road is driving the US to distraction

By M K Bhadrakumar While addressing the Centre for International and Strategic Studies in Washington in a speech titled ‘Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century’, Tillerson dwelt on the OBOR during the Q&A session. When asked to