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China Unveiled: Insights into Chinese Strategic Thinking Rs.1,095.00/-


This book seeks to afford an objective, incisive insight into China. Written by a veteran Indian analyst with over 25 years of experience monitoring developments relating to contemporary China, it is an attempt to inform and promote understanding of Chinas policies and actions and, especially, the implications for India. The 32 essays that comprise the book present a comprehensive tour de horizon of present-day China ranging across a variety of subjects. Each of the aspects touched upon have direct relevance for the international community and particularly for India and the Asia-Pacific region.

The first section deals exclusively with Chinas currently evolving internal political situation. The outline sketches of Chinas two top leaders suggest their personalities influence Beijings policies and that Chinas domestic and foreign policies will undoubtedly bear their imprimatur. Other articles examine the equally important and rapidly evolving political scenario in China, especially concerning the selection of cadres to the Chinese Communist Partys highest echelons. The absence of veteran leaders of pre-eminence and unquestioned authority has accentuated competition within the Chinese Communist Party and indicators of potential discord, like the political upheaval involving ex-Politburo member Bo Xilai, have been identified. The book notes the attempt by Chinas leadership to rearrange national economic developmental priorities to remain competitive in a changing international environment and includes a debate centering on the Yuan rivaling the US dollar. Two articles assess the implications of Chinas maritime ambitions and Cyber strategy, both of which are centerpieces of Chinas military strategy. Other articles discuss in some detail the India-China relationship, Chinas relations with some of Indias neighbours, and Sino-US relations -- described by Beijing as Chinas single, most important relationship.

A subject usually less focused upon though of vital strategic importance to India, namely Chinas strategy regarding Tibetan Buddhists and the Dalai Lama, is scrutinized in the books concluding section. This includes the developmental activity in Tibet and plans to divert the waters of the Brahmaputra, both of which have a serious potential to impact on India.

For the facility of easy reading, this book contains no citations or references.


Hus in Charge? Chinas Next Chairman: Xi Jinping China: Signs of Nervousness?

Chinese Communist Party Celebrates 90th Founding Anniversary, But Faces Decade of Uncertainty

China: Differences in Political Thought and Styles Manifested in Run up to 18th Congress

Leadership Struggle Highlights Chinas Fragile Power Structure Chinas Internal Policy: Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove

Highlights of Recent Session of Chinas National Peoples Congress China: Initial Assessment of the Fifth Session of the Eleventh National Peoples Congress

Chinas Recent Policy of Assertiveness Chinas Expanding Maritime Ambition and Growing Naval Power

China Looks at Troubled Waters China: Emerging Cyber Power India and China: The Way Forward

High-Level Visits from China: New Diplomatic Strategy Chinas Actions in Kashmir: Implications

Myanmar: Chink in Chinas Armour Chinas Increasing Inroads Into Nepal China Crowding India Out of Sri Lanka

Chinas Influence in Indo-US Relations The Emerging US-China Accommodation China-US Summit: Wary Co-Existence

Recent US Moves in Asia-Pacific Could Impact China-India Relations

Chinas Yuan Preparing to Challenge US Dollar? The Dalai Lama and India-China Relations China Re-Engages with Dalai Lama: Hollow Gesture

New Chinese Strategy Targeting Tibetan Buddhists has Implications for Nepal and India China uses 60th TAR Anniversary to Undermine Dalai Lama

Implications of the Karmapa Rivalries China Uses Buddhism for Strategic Objectives

Chinas Attempt at Playing Buddhist Politics Fails and Reveals Schisms in Partys United Front Tibet: Colossus of Asias Environment

Author: Jayadeva Ranade
ISBN: 978-93-81904-435
Pages: 330
Features: HB, KW
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 09 January, 2013.
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