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Biden's Taiwan Threat Rattles China

Biden's Taiwan Threat Rattles China

Rediff.com24 May 2022

Key to China's decision regarding Taiwan will be its leadership's assessment whether the US will come to Taiwan's defence, explains Jayadeva Ranade, the former senior RA&W officer and China expert.

Ukraine Crisis: What Will China Do?

Ukraine Crisis: What Will China Do?

Rediff.com25 Feb 2022

Beijing will be intently watching Washington's response for any hint of weakness. Xi Jinping, who feels China has a limited window of strategic opportunity, will be emboldened to take additional initiatives in the Indo-Pacific and specifically against India and Taiwan, warns Jayadeva Ranade, the former senior RA&W officer and China expert.

China digging in for long haul in Ladakh

China digging in for long haul in Ladakh

Rediff.com12 Feb 2022

The Chinese authorities have been rapidly building defence infrastructure along the Line of Actual Control, indicating that they are preparing for a long period of tension with India, points out Jayadeva Ranade, the former senior RA&W officer and China expert.

What is China's action plan for Tibet?

What is China's action plan for Tibet?

Rediff.com16 Dec 2021

National security, consolidation of border defences and border security highlights China's Tibet policy, points out Jayadeva Ranade, the former senior RA&W officer and China expert.

Xi Plays Tibet Card, Appoints Hardliner

Xi Plays Tibet Card, Appoints Hardliner

Rediff.com29 Oct 2021

Wang Junzheng, Tibet's new Communist party boss, is on a number of sanctions lists by the US, Britain, the EU and Canada, for his tough role in Xinjiang, aimed at China's Uyghur ethnic minority, observes Jayadeva Ranade, the retired senior RA&W officer and distinguished China expert.

Why Chinese Leaders Are Rushing To Tibet

Why Chinese Leaders Are Rushing To Tibet

Rediff.com13 Oct 2021

A visit to Tibet appears to have become the new touchstone for expressing fealty to Xi Jinping, observes Jayadeva Ranade, the retired senior RA&W officer and distinguished China expert.

PLA Unrest: Why Xi Is Worried

PLA Unrest: Why Xi Is Worried

Rediff.com22 Sep 2021

Protests at this time when efforts are underway to strengthen the PLA and keep morale high would be worrying for the military leadership, observes Jayadeva Ranade, the retired senior RA&W officer and distinguished China expert.

Why is China Focusing on Tibet?

Why is China Focusing on Tibet?

Rediff.com13 Sep 2021

Wang Yang and Xi Jinping's visits signal the beginning of a major Chinese push to bring about a transformation of Tibet, observes Jayadeva Ranade, the distinguished China expert and retired RA&W officer.

The Power of China's 'Princelings'

The Power of China's 'Princelings'

Rediff.com27 Jul 2021

Two elderly Chinese aerospace experts are hospitalised after a violent attack by a 'Princeling', states Jayadeva Ranade, the distinguished China expert and retired RA&W officer, highlighting the power the 'Princelings' ironically hold in the Communist People's Republic.

Xi plans to use CCP centenary to serve his goals

Xi plans to use CCP centenary to serve his goals

Rediff.com30 Jun 2021

With his eye on next year's Party Congress, Xi Jinping is using the CCP's centenary celebrations to publicise the benefits for China from its leadership, and boost his image and contribution to China's rise, observes Jayadeva Ranade, the distinguished China expert and retired RA&W officer.

China exposes its duplicity: No prospects for peace in Ladakh

China exposes its duplicity: No prospects for peace in Ladakh

Rediff.com5 May 2021

The military preparations underway show that the PLA may undertake operations this summer to achieve whatever objectives they could not achieve last May, asserts Jayadeva Ranade, the distinguished China expert and retired RA&W officer.

What can we next expect from Xi?

What can we next expect from Xi?

Rediff.com1 Mar 2021

It will be interesting to see whether India-China border tensions figure during the deliberations of PLA deputies to the NPC and CPPCC, notes Jayadeva Ranade, the distinguished China expert and retired RA&W officer.

How China's PLA is changing...

How China's PLA is changing...

Rediff.com3 Feb 2021

A new military rank system had been introduced for the PLA, but all soldiers must always obey the Communist party, reveals Jayadeva Ranade, the distinguished China expert and retired RA&W officer.

Beware of Xi's secret army!

Beware of Xi's secret army!

Rediff.com22 Jan 2021

India, Taiwan and countries with large numbers of Tibetans, Uyghurs and overseas Chinese will be prominent among those that witness elevated United Front activity, notes Jayadeva Ranade, the distinguished China expert and retired RAW officer.

China's plan to 'WATER BOMB' India

China's plan to 'WATER BOMB' India

Rediff.com8 Dec 2020

China plans to divert about 200 billion cubic metres of water annually from the Brahmaputra at its highest point, namely the Great Bend, where it turns into India. China's Brahmaputra dam will severely impact India, warns former senior RA&W officer and China expert Jayadeva Ranade.

Is China getting ready to attack Taiwan?

Is China getting ready to attack Taiwan?

Rediff.com1 Oct 2020

With tensions between China and Taiwan rapidly increasing, the tone of China's official media has also become progressively more strident, observes former senior RA&W officer and China expert Jayadeva Ranade.

How Mike Pompeo has rattled China's Communist leaders

How Mike Pompeo has rattled China's Communist leaders

Rediff.com4 Sep 2020

Such criticism by China of a foreign government official, particularly of a major power like the US, is very unusual. It is clear that China will come under increasing pressure certainly till the US presidential elections are held, observes former senior RA&W officer and China expert Jayadeva Ranade.

China versus the people of Hong Kong

China versus the people of Hong Kong

Rediff.com24 Aug 2020

India needs to take note of China's assertiveness in implementing its national security law as also its recently exhibited sensitivity to criticism of Xi Jinping by the Indian media, says former senior R&AW officer and China expert Jayadeva Ranade.

China preparing to resume contact with the Dalai Lama?

China preparing to resume contact with the Dalai Lama?

Rediff.com24 Jun 2019

The Chinese Communist party has not closed its door of contacts and negotiation with the Dalai Lama, a senior Communist leader wrote recently. Former RA&W officer and China expert Jayadeva Ranade explains what the thinking on Tibet is likely in Beijing.

China-Pakistan ties get stronger by the day

China-Pakistan ties get stronger by the day

Rediff.com27 May 2019

'Listing Masood Azhar as a 'global terrorist' was done with Islamabad and Imran Khan's concurrence.' 'It was not prompted by the so-called 'Wuhan spirit'.' 'The relationship between the two 'iron brothers' has not been dented,' points out former RA&W officer and China expert Jayadeva Ranade.

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