Parsing Tsai Ing-wen’s Inaugural Presidential Speech

Jabin T. Jacob, Assistant Director and Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies.

Tsai Ing-wen and Chen Chien-jen were sworn in on 20 May as the 14th President and Vice-President of the Republic of China on Taiwan, marking the third successful peaceful transition of power on the island through democratic elections. Tsai, the first female president of the island, is expected to take a more moderate position on Taiwan’s relations with China, even if her Democratic Progress Party is not likely to give up its pro-independence stance. It is this latter reality that is likely to keep the Chinese on tenterhooks about Taiwan’s direction under Tsai.

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Pharmaceutical sector in India and China: Some aspects for consideration

Madhurima Nundy, Associate Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies.

The pharmaceutical sectors in India and China have evolved from their nascent phases in the 1970s to become mature industries over the last three decades that compete effectively at the global level. They are also attractive investment destinations for many multi-nationals.

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