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Will India Start Acting Like A Global Power?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the President of Afghanistan, Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the President of Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, in Astana, Kazakhstan on June 09, 2017.

The country with the world’s third-largest military by personnel strength, fifth-largest defense budget, and seventh-largest economy isn’t a member of the UN Security Council. It isn’t even a member of the G-7, the exclusive club of major industrialised economies. It is India, a country long regarded as an emerging power rather than a major global player.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

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Xi Jinping Sets The Agenda For China’s Next Five Years

President Xi Jinping spent 3.5 hours delivering his maiden political report at the 19th Communist Party congress, outlining his vision for the next five years of development in China.

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China Is Quietly Reshaping The World

China is quickly growing into the world’s most extensive commercial empire. By way of comparison, after World War II, the Marshall Plan provided the equivalent of $800 billion in reconstruction funds to Europe (if calculated as a percentage of today’s GDP). In the decades after the war the United States was also the world’s largest trading nation, and its largest bilateral lender to others.

Read Here – The Atlantic

China Vs. Japan: Asia’s Other Great Game

For millennia, China and Japan have been locked in a relationship even more mutually dependent, competitive and influential than the much more recent one between Washington and Beijing. Each has sought to dominate, or at least be the most influential in, Asia, and the relations of each with their neighbours has at various points been directly shaped by their rivalry.

Read Here – The National Interest

Making Sense Of China’s 19th Party Congress

China’s highest-ranking Communist Party members will gather in Beijing beginning October 18 for the Nineteenth Party Congress. The meeting takes place five years since Xi Jinping took the helm of China’s leadership and comes amid a rigorous crackdown on party corruption. While preparations for the congress have been shrouded in secrecy, the event will be closely watched for any changes to the governing system of the world’s second-largest economy and one of its largest militaries.

Read Here – Council on Foreign Relations

The Path To Power In China

The 19th Party Congress will select about 200 people to run China for the next five years, from army generals to executives from China’s biggest state-run conglomerates. A week of pageantry culminates when President Xi Jinping and the handful of other leaders on the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee walk onto a red-carpeted stage to present themselves to the world…China’s process for choosing top leaders is opaque, but not unpredictable. There are patterns in who rises and falls at the Communist Party’s twice-a-decade reshuffle like the one that begins Oct. 18 in Beijing.

Read Here – Bloomberg

Being Xi Jinping: The Difficult Art Of Juggling Growth And Control After China’s Communist Party Congress

Chinese leader Xi Jinping inherited two lofty economic targets and a difficult juggling act when he became Communist Party general secretary five years ago. He is on track to achieve the first of the party’s “two centennial goals” in his second term, beginning this month, but has a mixed record on promised economic reforms.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

Seven Things We Learned About China In September

While everyone is talking about face recognition on new phones, China is already developing some surprising applications for this technology such as smiling to pay for your meal, using your face and your voice to access your residence hall at university, enforcing social norms by, for example, naming and shaming jaywalkers, and catching criminals on their day off.

Read Here – World Economic Forum

Xi Jinping Clears Decks For Top-Level Changes To China’s Military

China’s ongoing military leadership reshuffle, which has seen two heavyweights in the powerful Central Military Commission (CMC) lose their commands in the past month, will help President Xi Jinping shake up the body, which controls the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), and increase his dominance of it, analysts said.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

The Twists And Turns Along China’s Belt And Road

China’s trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative could potentially transform relations with over 60 countries across Eurasia, Africa and beyond. But to bring the concept to fruition, Beijing must overcome mammoth logistical obstacles, navigate fragile political situations and placate growing regional apprehension surrounding its ambitions.

Read Here – International Crisis Group

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