The current political unrest in Sri Lanka and coups in Maldives and Zimbabwe bear a Chinese imprint. China’s use of strong-arm tactics smacks of the very behaviour that it had earlier criticised in former colonial powers
Maldives Independent mentioned our research on Chinese investments and how aid to the Maldives have surged since 2012. Our research says the three largest Chinese projects are together worth $1.5 billion and that there will be repayment problems. Read the full article here.
Recent Gateway House research publication, Chinese Investments in South Asia, was mentioned in a news report by the Maldives Independent. The article talks about Maldives President Nasheed declaring plans to renegotiate Chinese investments in the island nation and the accompanying debt. Read more
Gateway House research publication, Chinese Investments in South Asia, was recently mentioned in the event coverage of ‘The Role of Indian Navy in the Changing Security Environment’ by Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of Naval Staff’ at the Read more
China is steadily deploying state-of-the-art communications systems to connect its strategic and economic assets in Asia. It is then linkingthe Asian mainland to Africa, and Africa to South America. The investment spree is rapidly making Beijing a major player in global telecommunications – and ‘informationisation warfare’.
India and the world have watched China’s growing investment in Asia and beyond with a mix of awe and apprehension. The unprecedented scale of these investments are reshaping political arrangements around South Asia.
The recent crisis in the Maldives is a pertinent time to revisit an old case, highlighting the political uncertainties in the island nation due to growing Chinese influence and its impact on businesses and investors
The crisis in the Maldives is a case study of Chinese investments undermining democratic institutions in smaller countries. It poses long term threats to India’s economic and political security. And almost overnight, it has turned the Indian Ocean into the Indo-Pacific
Regional groupings in South Asia have turned out to be like diligent pupils whose report cards show performance below par. The reasons for such an impasse range from political divergences to the economic downturn and the much talked about China factor that has many implications for India