Category Archives: China

Doklam might mean nothing to you; but to the people of South Asia, it is a major crisis

The Hindu reports that while India and China continue to stare down each other over a small piece of geography, neighboring countries are watching each move closely. “The escalating tensions [in Doklam] may have culprits on both sides of the … Continue reading

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As the U.S. burns, China and the E.U. start flirting

The Diplomat reports that as the U.S. continues to convulse under the awful presidency of Donald Trump, China and the European Union have the potential to hit America where it could really hurt. If the world’s foremost power has decided … Continue reading

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“Racist” video sends Indian-Chinese relations lower

The BBC has the story. Titled “7 Sins of India”, the video stars female presenter, Dier Wang, who lists out China’s grievances against India in the ongoing border dispute in the Doklam area, which borders China, India and Bhutan. It is the … Continue reading

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Steve Bannon: North Korea has U.S. over a barrel

The American Prospect’s Robert Kuttner reports that White House adviser Steve Bannon called him yesterday to talk. And, wow, did he talk. The men discussed North Korea, and Bannon left little doubt that there is no White House solution to … Continue reading

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China and India dispute, as seen through the eyes of the Bhutanese

Recent reports (here and here) on this blog have highlighted the growing tension between India and China, especially relating to which nation will the principal power broker in the Himalayan region. Literally and figuratively, Bhutan is stuck in the middle … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Reuters: Indian sources claiming confrontation today with China

Reuters has the details. A source in New Delhi, who had been briefed on the military situation on the border, said soldiers foiled a bid by a group of Chinese troops to enter Indian territory in Ladakh, near the Pangong … Continue reading

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Heavyweight China on one side. Heavyweight India on the other side. Which tiny nation is stuck in the middle?

The Financial Times examines how a dispute between China and India over a geographically small nation has deep repercussions. “China has been trying to dominate the Himalayan region because it believes unless it does, it will not be able to … Continue reading

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