‘China Insights’ Series
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Sri Lanka’s New Regionalism: Looking beyond South Asia

Sri Lanka occupies a pivotal position as a strategic asset to both India and China, and despite its role as a pioneer of SAARC, the country is increasingly turning towards broader engagement with East Asia. This blog examines how Sri Lanka can delicately balance both Indian and Chinese interests to its advantage, to leverage the benefits of both regional superpowers.

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Four Lessons from the Pakistan-China FTA for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is currently negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China. In this article, Janaka Wijayasiri looks at Pakistan-China FTA, which has been in place since 2006 and draw important lessons for Sri Lanka.

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The Red Dragon’s Leap: China’s 13th Five Year Plan and its Implications on Sri Lanka

China’s new Five year plan appears to indicate a shift in economic priorities. This article delves further into this development and assesses the impact of this re-positioning on the Sri Lankan economy.

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Barriers Beyond Tariffs: Sri Lanka’s Exports to China

This article argues that the ability of Sri Lanka’s forthcoming FTA with China to capitalize on the FTA depends on the country’s capacity to simultaneously address both tariff and non-tariff measures in China.

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China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: Implications for Sri Lanka

This article explores China’s on-going One Belt One Road initiative, milestones of the journey, challenges ahead and the implications for Sri Lanka.

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