“India & China” – So Similar yet so different

India and China are two vast economic systems, both containing a number of distinct economic sub-systems and disparate regions, as a result of the...

A Look Around – China

China sees itself emerging as a major regional power and important global player. Among other things, Beijing will seek peaceful borders; insist on an...

Beijing’s Proclamations on Regional Security

Beijing’s stated overall approach to regional security relations might be summarized as follows:  Increased attention to its peripheral environment, primarily because China needs regional...

Pre-eminence of Chinese Economic Concerns

Economic considerations with respect to regional security might be conveniently divided into two categories: The relative national priorities assigned to the development of...

Russia: Strategic Partner or Potential Threat to China? – II

ontinued from Part - I With respect to political aspects of the partnership, Beijing supported Moscow’s early opposition to the eastward expansion of the North...

Russia: Strategic Partner or Potential Threat to China? – I

In April 1996, erstwhile antagonists China and Russia unveiled what they termed a strategic partnership for the future. On that occasion in Shanghai, President...