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.
The eventual listing of Masood Azhar as an international terrorist at the UN is as much a ‘big diplomatic win’ for China as for India – after all, Beijing prevented New Delhi from achieving the objective for ten years.
What does the election manifesto of the Indian National Congress say about China in national security terms?
India’s democracy and its largely free and fair elections and the uncertainties they throw up, strongly challenge the ideas China’s communists have about order and stability, of ‘harmony’ in society and politics as represented by one-party rule.
General elections due next year in India are an opportunity for political parties to turn greater attention towards foreign policy issues and elevate the level of discussion on China in the popular domain.
Tsai Ing-wen’s inaugural speech as President of the Republic of China suggests that Taiwan will continue to chart a course differentiating itself from mainland China.
China-Sri Lanka ties will continue to grow. New Delhi, meanwhile, needs to show greater purpose in its own dealings with its island neighbour
The end-November local election results on Taiwan suggest that China will have to both rethink the scope and recalibrate the pace of its embrace of the island
Does Narendra Modi’s decisive electoral victory hold significance for Chinese domestic politics? And what is China’s approach going to be to Prime Minister Modi?