(Disclaimer: This paper was first published by The Peninsula Foundation as a working paper. Republished with permission) Introduction While the world focused on the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, China and Solomon Island signed an inter-governmental security pact1 which has been raising concerns regarding the rule-based order2 in the Indo-Pacific region. China, as a rising […]
It is ‘advantage India’ in the global power struggle as the West which is fed up with China’s duplicity looks for reliable partners. India has to up its strategy in a crucial game it must win. India has the ability to have a substantial impact on the greater global power equation as a flourishing trading […]
The Chinese medical system seems to be on the brink of collapse soon after the Communist regime abruptly ended the zero-COVID policy that it had strictly enforced for the past three years. However, an unprecedented outbreak of the virus had already begun in the final months of the policy. On Dec. 7, the Chinese State Council […]
The credit goes to the duo of Jiang Zemin and Zhu Rongji for navigating China during the challenging times despite the severe shortage of qualified human resources. The missing of China’s top business tycoons such as Jack Ma has raised alarm bells on the extent and gravity of Xi’s unprecedented crackdown. There is a determination […]
Though China and Russia have always played a major role in the SCO, with India at the forefront, the SCO will have a much larger and expanded role in the global political and economic landscape. India has kick-started several initiatives, which will impact the nature and functioning of SCO in a very significant manner. China’s […]
What China is trying to do and masking it as helping developing countries is nothing like what the IMF and World Bank have done in the past. BRI projects targeting developing countries can and will lead to a lot of deforestation and depletion of natural resources. India should work on taking back the power in […]
AUKUS is a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America to counter China’s hegemony and expansionist policy, specifically in the Indo-pacific region and generally in global politics. The pact was signed on 15 September 2021 and announced cooperatively by US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister of the UK […]
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has passed a resolution which seeks to cement Xi Jinping’s status in its political history. The resolution, dubbed as ‘historic’ by the state media, is only the third of its kind since the founding of the party. The first was passed by Mao Zedong in 1945 and the second by […]
is planning to join CPTPP as its member countries account for over 24% of Taiwan’s international trade.
Joining the group would be seen as a major political victory for President Tsai, whose government views Taiwan as a de facto sovereign nation awaiting broader international recognition.
China wants to contain Taiwan and wants to take over it as part of its territory and vehemently opposes any moves that imply separate statehood for Taiwan, such as joining international organizations.
China wants to pressurise Taiwan by tying down the island’s naval defenses and undermining their livelihoods. It wants to target Taiwan recognition in the world and also block its international membership in different organizations.