The authors, Rohit and Srinivasan Ramani, of the original introductory piece - "What Does 21st Century Socialism Mean" respond to Arjun Sengupta's critique of it.
A blogpost on the current Chinese growth process and its implications for socialism in that country.
The sudden removal of Bo Xilai from the post of secretary of the Communist Party of China in the Chongqing metropolis and his suspension from the CPC politburo and central committee points not just to a power struggle in the upper echelons of the party but also a rejection of the “Chongqing model” by the leadership. By itself, the Chongqing model was a redistributive, reformative programme that intended to address the failings of neo-liberalism, but its repression has united leftist opinion in favour of Bo Xilai. The article has been republished from the Economic and Political Weekly with the author's consent.
Is Bo Xilai's downfall from his post in Chongqing a blow to the "New Left" in China? Or is it merely a translucent shuffle of chairs in the Chinese communist party set up based on political intrigue, as the Western media has tried to portray the event? Srinivasan Ramani examines.
The Arab Spring...followed by the Bersih 2.0 movement in Malaysia...followed by the Indignado movement in Spain.. followed by the Occupy Protests in the United States... followed by the protests against electoral malpractice and more in Russia ...and now protests in the Wukan village in China?
As large parts of the world economy remain engulfed in the most serious downturn witnessed since the 1930s, trade and currency rivalries have intensified and even threaten to take the shape of geo-political conflicts. Vineet Kohli, of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, examines the debate over currency wars.
India must show confidence, innovations and urgency for building purposeful relationship with China. Enforcing co-operation rather than harping on threats is a smart diplomacy that India must adopt. Parimal Maya Sudhakar writes.
Parimal Maya Sudhakar writes on developments in China since the Tiananmen Incident of 1989.
Global Times, a Chinese newspaper published under the official People's Daily, says in an editorial apropos the Google issue: "China, as seen in the past 60 years, will move forward at its own pace toward safeguarding the public's right to know and building an open and harmonious society." Couldn't have guessed that one could move too fast in safeguarding rights.
There is a fierce debate within economists regarding the nature of recovery of the Chinese economy from the financial crisis. Vineet Kohli contributes to this debate in the attached article.