ISSUE/POLICY BRIEFS & REPORTS

THE PEOPLE’S LIBERATION ARMY (PLA)’S NEW INFORMATION SUPPORT FORCE
On April 19, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that a new People's Liberation Army (PLA) Information Support Force had been established. At the same time he announced establishment of the PLA Aerospace Support Force and PLA Cyberspace Support Force and the disbandment of the PLA Strategic Support Force (SSF). Together this constitutes the largest reorganisation of the PLA since the one effected in 2016. The reorganisation comes a month after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech to PLA and PAP Deputies attending the National People’s Congress (NPC) session on March 7, 2024. In this speech he emphasised the importance of using emerging fields and building strategic combat capabilities. Details of the leadership or specialist functions of the Forces have, however, not yet been revealed.

Mr. JAYADEVA RANADE
Jun 2024
(This Issue Brief was first published by Vivekananda International foundation (VIF))
INITIAL ASSESSMENT OF CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING’S THREE NATION EUROPEAN TOUR
Chinese President Xi Jinping, accompanied by his wife Peng Liyuan, Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC) member and Director of the CCP CC General Office Cai Qi and Politburo member and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, arrived in Paris on May 5, on the first leg of his carefully crafted three-nation 5-day European tour. He was received at Orly airport by French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal. It was Xi’s first trip to Europe in five years. The countries to be visited were carefully chosen with France, the most difficult, first on Xi’s itinerary. Xi would have been encouraged by German Chancellor Scholz bending his knee in Beijing in April this year, and would have thought he could build on French President Macron’s visit to Beijing in April 2023. The main aim of Xi’s tour was to tempt EU and European countries with the financial benefits of partnering with China, weaken the EU, and further its decades old effort to drive a wedge between the EU and the U.S. The spokesperson of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs called Xi Jinping's visits as "vitally important for China’s relations with France, Serbia, Hungary and the EU at large".

Mr. JAYADEVA RANADE
May 2024
(This Issue Brief was first published by Vivekananda International foundation (VIF))
TENSIONS SHOW IN US-CHINA TIES DURING US SECRETARY OF STATE BLINKEN’S VISIT
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's three day (April 24-26) visit to Shanghai and Beijing was an apparent attempt to arrest the slide in relations and simultaneously make clear the US 'red lines'. Since Biden became US President, Blinken is the senior-most US official to visit the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Nevertheless, the visit coincided with the US authorising a US$ 90 billion aid package to Ukraine and Taiwan. China too used the visit to set out its 'red lines', restate its ambitions, and signal that it has serious reservations about US claims that it wants to stabilise relations and doesn't want to challenge its core interests or prevent China's growth.

Mr. JAYADEVA RANADE
Apr 2024
(This Issue Brief was first published by Vivekananda International foundation (VIF))
CHINA’S 14TH NATIONAL PEOPLE’S CONGRESS SESSION GIVES NEW DIRECTION TO PLA
The plenary sessions of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top political advisory body, and the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s version of a parliament, which opened in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on March 4 and March 5 respectively amid high security provided a fresh thrust to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The observations by the NPC deputies and CPPCC delegates give some insight into the mood and thinking of the Chinese authorities. The NPC session (March 5-11) signalled that Xi Jinping had still further consolidated his stature as China’s preeminent leader and more firmly stamped the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s imprimatur on the state. Equally importantly, it reaffirmed China’s global leadership ambitions.

Mr. JAYADEVA RANADE
Mar 2024
(This Issue Brief was first published by Vivekananda International foundation (VIF))

Mr. Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS along with Dr. Abhishek Darbey, Research Fellow, CCAS presented the Directory of the People's Liberation Army, Western Theatre Command (May 2023) to Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari PVSM AVSM VM ADC on 22 June, 2023

Bio-profiles of the 24 members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s apex body, the 20th Politburo, prepared by the Centre for China Analysis and Strategy (CCAS)

Bios of The People's Liberation Army (PLA)'s Representation in the 20th Central Committee (CC) of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)

Mr Jayadeva Ranade's address at the Army Commanders Conference, December 10,2022

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EVENTS


The Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Pande, PVSM AVSM VSM ADC delivered the keynote address at the inaugural session of the two-day strategic dialogue in Pune on the subject 'Rise of China and Its Implications for the World' organised by the Centre for China Analysis and Strategy and the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies (DDSS) of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU).

2nd STRATEGIC DIALOGUE ON RISE OF CHINA AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE WORLD: SESSION II - INAUGURAL, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, DDSS SPPU, Mar 28, 2023

2nd STRATEGIC DIALOGUE ON RISE OF CHINA AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE WORLD : SESSION I - INAUGURAL, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, DDSS SPPU, Mar 27, 2023


Rise of China and Implications for the World co-hosted with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung India, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Pune University and Centre for Advanced Strategic Studies from 10-12 April 2022 in Pune





Seminar organised by the Centre for China Analysis and Strategy (CCAS) and Centre for Advanced Strategic Studies (CASS) on 'India-China Relations in the Twenty First Century : Challenges and Opportunities' held on 03rd March 2020. The event was supported by ICWA and also by Maharashtra Education Society, Pune on 3 March 2020.

Seminar organized by Centre for China Analysis and Strategy & Delhi Journalists Association titled 'Understanding China's Rise' held at IIC on 28 February 2020.

CCAS EXPERTS IN MEDIA


Chinese FM Dials NSA Doval | Is This Chinese diplomacy or tactics?, Namrata Hasija, Research Fellow, CCAS, NewsX, Jul 11, 2024

Jaishankar-Wang Yi Discuss Border Resolution | Will China Practice What It Preaches?, Namrata Hasija, Research Fellow, CCAS, NewsX, Jul 05, 2024

India's Deteriorating Relationship With China, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, TaiwanPlus News, Jun 27, 2024

PLA reorganisation has implications for China’s neighbours, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Jun 27, 2024

Xi keen on consolidating bilateral ties to divide EU, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, May 23, 2024

Galwan And After: Reality Check On India-China Relations, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Strategic News Global, May 13, 2024

Blinken’s China visit brings to the fore bilateral tensions, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, May 04, 2024

Xi keen on bolstering armed forces for warfare, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Apr 17, 2024

Does The US Have Stomach For A War: China Is Asking, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Strategic News Global, Apr 14, 2024

Anti-Xi rumour mill goes into overdrive, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Mar 28, 2024

Covertly And Overtly, China Readies To Merge Taiwan With The Mainland, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Strategic News Global, Mar 12, 2024

China’s leadership glosses over growing popular discontent, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Mar 09, 2024

What is China Trying to Do with Bharat | How Desperate is Xi Jinping, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Feb 03, 2024

Xi struggles to eradicate corruption from PLA, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Feb 03, 2024

A Special interview | EFA student | Mr. Jayadeva Ranade | BLF 2024 | Bhopal, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, EFA School Media, Jan 20, 2024

China keen to boost foreign investment in Tibet, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Dec 14, 2023

Xi aims to tightly control financial sector, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Nov 24, 2023

Hope floats for a thaw in China-US relations, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Nov 02, 2023

CHANAKYA DEFENCE DIALOGUE: CURTAIN RAISER, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Oct 26, 2023

Israel-Hamas War: For the Chinese, Hamas clearly not a terrorist organisation, Namrata Hasija, Research Fellow, CCAS, Moneycontrol, Oct 13, 2023

Chinese President running up against domestic headwinds, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Sep 23, 2023

The curious case of disappearances in the Chinese Communist Party, Namrata Hasija, Research Fellow, CCAS, Moneycontrol, Sep 18, 2023

Chinese President Xi Jinping Cancels Visits Abroad Because Of Political Instability At Home, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Strategic News Global, Sep 3, 2023

Is Xi Jinping Destroying China | Can the CCP Save Itself , Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Aug 14, 2023

Qin Gang case points to political discord in China, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Aug 05, 2023

A Shanghai Contradiction Organisation – Let’s call it what it is, Namrata Hasija, Research Fellow, CCAS, Moneycontrol, Jul 06, 2023

The India-China Equation:Challenges and the Way Forward|Ep38|Nation-State Dialogue|民族国家对话|राष्ट्र..., Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Jul 05, 2023

Blinken’s China visit offers little hope of easing strained ties, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Jun 28, 2023

Galwan: China’s cultural, admin footprint in border areas growing, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Times of India, Jun 24, 2023

China as a model for path to modernisation, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Jun 07, 2023

Xi's new slogans to concretise his leadership, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, May 04, 2023

Any Chinese Overture Should Be Seen As A Tactical Move, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Strategic News Global, Apr 21, 2023

Growing Taiwan-US relations rile Beijing, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Apr 12, 2023

Xi’s Moscow Visit: A weakened Russia in China’s orbit narrows India’s geopolitical options in Asia, Namrata Hasija, Research Fellow, CCAS, Moneycontrol, Mar 24, 2023

China May Be Loud Against Groupings Threatening Its Reach, But Hasn't Proposed De-Escalation Either, Namrata Hasija, Research Fellow, CCAS, The Wire, Mar 23, 2023

Xi firmly at the helm amid China’s tough times, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Mar 21, 2023

China’s Increased Attention to Tibet’s Borders With India, Apa Lhamo, Research Fellow, CCAS, The Diplomat, Mar 04, 2023

Kashmir issue needs no foreign intervention, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Feb 25, 2023

Despite dissatisfaction, Xi consolidates power, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Feb 7, 2023

Strategic Challenges India in 2030 in conversation with Bhuvan Lall | IBLF 2023 - Gurugram Chapter, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Business world, Jan 23, 2023

The great wall of Chinese antagonism | Jayadeva Ranade on security in India@2023, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, India Today, Jan 14, 2023

India needs to double down on its China policy, Jayadeva Ranade, President, CCAS, Tribune India, Jan 7, 2023





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