Vacuous Summitry

Structural problems between India and China are unlikely to be resolved by two leaders having ‘informal’ dialogues or meetings without agendas.

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 theContinue reading “Modi-Xi ‘Informal Summit’: Misplaced Hopes”

Candour on the Red Carpet: Parsing the Sino-Indian Joint Statement

To the careful observer, it is clear that the Indian government was neither thrown off its stride by the Ladakh incident and nor was it overly swayed by the symbolism of Li Keqiang’s first overseas state visit.