Despite the US withdrawal, it is too early for anyone to declare victory for China in Afghanistan
The new American president faces a China that believes increasingly in taking the fight to the opposition.
The US should do better on supporting countries that are both aligned with it in values and actually doing the standing up to China.
Asian perspectives on China’s domestic and foreign policies
Jabin T. Jacob, ‘“To Tell China’s Story Well”: China’s International Messaging during the COVID-19 Pandemic’, China Report, Vol. 56, No. 3 August 2020. 374-392. Abstract The Covid-19 pandemic has dented China’s image as an efficient Party-state given how an effort to cover up the outbreak and the resulting delays in reporting led to the virus spreadingContinue reading “Journal Article : China’s External Propaganda during the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Chinese transgressions along the LAC indicate a significant breakdown of long-standing bilateral agreements and can be considered a tipping point. The situation will likely result in a variegated set of cold wars between India and China.
In the second Modi term, New Delhi will have to do a better job than issuing statements on the BRI or ignoring it altogether and be willing to offer credible alternatives if it is retain any standing among its neighbours and further afield.
Does India have it in itself to become an economic and political alternative to China?
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.