With the COVID-19 pandemic, the name “Wuhan” has become much better known in India than it ever was for the April 2018 informal summit between Modi and Xi in that city. It remains to be seen which of these two legacies from Wuhan will last in India-China relations.
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Of Elections, Fake News and China
Indian citizens could perhaps learn much from the Taiwanese election campaign, where various civic groups actively fact-checked each candidate’s speech and confronted them in real time over inconsistencies and inaccuracies.
India-China Boundary Dispute: LAC Transgressions Will Continue
The next ‘informal summit’ between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be held in Varanasi on 12 October. The announcement of the date has been accompanied in recent days by a series of reports on the state of affairs on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the two countries. …
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2019: What’s in Store for India-China Relations?
Does India have it in itself to become an economic and political alternative to China?
Modi-Xi ‘Informal Summit’: Misplaced Hopes
China has many ways of affecting Indian politics. Indeed, an India-China ‘reset’, as envisaged by the Narendra Modi government and represented by the “informal summit” between Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, has the very strong domestic context of several major state-level elections later this year and the …
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Indian States and Foreign Policy: Lessons from Chinese Provinces
Originally published as Jabin T. Jacob, ‘China’s Provinces and Foreign Policy: Lessons and Implications for India and its States’ in Subir Bhaumik (ed.), Agartala Doctrine: A Proactive Northeast in India Foreign Policy (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 253-70. Extracts Even without their rising world profiles as a starting point, it has long been a …
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Sino-Sri Lankan Ties post-Rajapaksa
China-Sri Lanka ties will continue to grow. New Delhi, meanwhile, needs to show greater purpose in its own dealings with its island neighbour
China’s Silk Roads in South Asia: Steel in a Silken Glove
It could well be the case that the majority of Chinese investments will materialize not in India, South Asia’s largest economy and market, but in other parts of South Asia.
China-Pakistan Relations after Osama bin Laden
Domestic instability in Pakistan, the continuing spread of religious radicalism from Pakistan into China, and threats to Chinese economic interests are conditions that would amplify the need for Beijing to take a sterner line with its “all-weather friend”. This could well be a serious dilemma confronting the Chinese leadership at some point in the near future.