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Is There a Need for China Studies in India?

We need to understand China in a more complex, globalised, and intrinsically connected world, not only because of security concerns, but also due to issues such as the economy, the environment, and the scarcity of resources. Against the backdrop of the recent policy document entitled "Nonalignment 2.0: A Foreign and Strategic Policy for India in the Twenty First Century", this article argues that there is little interest within the Indian government, the leading think tanks, or the private sector in developing China studies in India at present.

We need to understand China in a more complex, globalised, and intrinsically connected world, not only because of security concerns, but also due to issues such as the economy, the environment, and the scarcity of resources. Against the backdrop of the recent policy document entitled “Nonalignment 2.0: A Foreign and Strategic Policy for India in the Twenty First Century”, this article argues that there is little interest within the Indian government, the leading think tanks, or the private sector in developing China studies in India at present.

A recent policy document entitled “Nonalignment 2.0: A Foreign and Strategic Policy for India in the Twenty First Century” released by the Delhi-based think tank Centre for Policy Research remarked that,

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