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30 April 2020, Gateway House

Gateway House Webcast: Scrutinising Chinese FDI in India

Amit Bhandari, Energy & Environment Fellow, Gateway House; Blaise Fernandes, President, Indian Music Industry Association; Ambika Khanna, Senior Researcher, International Law Programme, Gateway House discuss the reaction to China’s increased investment in HDFC, the depth and motive for China's investments in India, and the new FDI rules put in place by the government to protect strategic investments in the country.

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The discussion answers the below questions:

  • Why was this necessary?
  • What does China seek?
  • How has the definition of ‘strategic investments’ changed?
  • What does this reveal about globalization and the investment freedoms it permits?
  • Will this cause China to rethink its investment agenda?
  • What does the ambitious ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ have to do with this?
  • What can India do to ensure that it is protected now and in the future?

This video was recorded on Zoom during the third episode of the Gateway House Webcast which took place on 23 April 2020.