CHINA RESEARCH PROGRAMME (CRP)

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The China Research Programme (CRP), through extensive and intensive research, aims to build on existing knowledge and provide fresh perspectives on a variety of subjects relevant to China to gain an understanding of the country’s position in the international political and economic systems. Through its research and events, CRP seeks to facilitate dialogue on traditional and non-traditional security issues by engaging the academia, policy-makers, international organisations and young scholars.

CRP aims at developing a comprehensive understanding of China’s internal politics, foreign policy, security and economic issues. It studies China’s behaviour in regional, international and multilateral fora. The program aims to carry out comprehensive studies on the developments in China-US relations, China-India relations, China-Pakistan relations, and China’s relations with other South-Asian countries. Moreover, the programme also focuses on Beijing’s policies vis-a-vis Tibet and Xinjiang. Research undertaken under the aegis of CRP also studies China’s bilateral ties with its regional neighbours. With the Asia-Pacific region increasingly becoming the centre of international politics, the programme recently expanded its approach to study the policies and behaviours of other relevant countries in the region such as Japan, South Korea, North Korea, and Australia.

Research conducted under the aegis of CRP manifests as commentaries, research papers, podcasts etc. Contributors to CRP’s research activities include subject matter experts and scholars from IPCS; scholars, practitioners, military officials, bureaucrats, and diplomats from China, India, and countries and regions in East Asia, South Asia, Europe and the Americas. Analyses by scholars and experts associated with CRP have been published and been featured on a variety of Indian and international print, audio and visual platforms. Some of the past special focuses and studies include, but are not limited to:

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'City Lights of Asia and Australia': This image of Asia and Australia at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012. Image Courtesy: NASA

  • The Nathu La Project
  • IPCS-Pangoal Institute Round Table on India-China Economic Cooperation
  • Improving India-China Relations Programme
  • India-Pakistan-China Trilateral Nuclear Strategic Dialogue at Track 2 Level
  • China’s Policy vis-a-vis Afghanistan
  • China’s Continental Strategy over the Next Twenty Years
  • China and its External Periphery
  • The Maritime Great Game: India, China, US and the Indian Ocean
  • Japan, Korea and China: Emerging Security Architecture in East Asia
  • India, Nepal and China Triangle: New Issues and Young Voices
  • Inside China 2013: New Leadership, Social Changes and Economic Challenges
  • Separatism in Xinjiang: Between Local Problems and International Jihad?
  • Evolving Situation in East and South China Sea: US Pivot, Chinese Interests and Beyond
  • Deciphering China’s Endgame: Defense White Paper, Intrusion in Ladakh and Indian response
  • Japan’s Strategic Trajectory: Implications for India
  • Book Discussion: Military Confidence-Building and India-China Relations
  • The Nathu La Project
  • IPCS-Pangoal Institute Round Table on India-China Economic Cooperation
  • Improving India-China Relations Programme
  • India-Pakistan-China Trilateral Nuclear Strategic Dialogue at Track 2 Level
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'City Lights of Asia and Australia': This image of Asia and Australia at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012. Image Courtesy: NASA