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Common negative grounds:
Plans for reducing pollution levels:
The problems being faced:
Better opportunities if they join hands:
Facts related to Chinese capabilities are not important. Note the phenomenon of increasing military capabilities.
A long drawn controversy:
The expectations ahead:
What New Delhi should do?
The road ahead:
The op-ed throws light on India –China bilateral relations and is important for Mains.
Issue: The China-India border dispute
Dalai Lama visit
Tawang inalienable from Tibet
Divergences on Afghanistan:
Pakistan- the bone of contention:
Situation in 2014:
The road to stability in Kabul lies through Rawalpindi, and China has few incentives to challenge the Pakistani security establishment’s traditional adversarial mindset vis-à-vis India that continues to look at Afghanistan for some chimerical ‘strategic depth’.
Exploring new horizons:
China’s Belt and Road Initiative:
The need to reduce differences:
Read this op-ed to know about the changing balance of powers of the world. The topic India-China ties is important for Mains.
No more peers:
China and Pakistan:
Delhi’s two-fold approach:
Issues that will persist:
The op-ed is important for Mains exam. Keep track of this news as it develops.
Who will be hurt:
America’s main jobs supplier:
Steps US might take:
For the past five years, China has sought to establish a growth model that is less reliant on exports and more reliant on domestic consumption. But China often needs a crisis or an external shock to drive reform. Perhaps Trump is that shock. While his policies will be bad for China in the short term, they may also provide the impetus China needs to stop subsidizing exports and perpetuating distortions in the domestic economy. If this happens, China may actually emerge from the era of Trump better off than before.
The op-ed is important for an understanding of the US-China economic situation and the expected Trade war in the current global situation.
Visit to Arunachal Pradesh:
New Delhi’s role:
Drawbacks of this move:
The op-ed is important for Mains. Keep track of this issue and its development.
Stressed bilateral ties owing to:
Absence of trust:
Chinese Ambassador’s suggestions:
Reasons for these statements:
Devil in the detail:
Disregard of sovereignty issues:
Terrorism- A common cause of concern:
China’s approach on NSG, Masood Azhar, the activities in PoK, to name a few, have cast long shadows on the relationship. Is it time to take Indo-China relationship in a positive direction? Read b2b for Prelims.
Keep abreast with India’s diplomatic stance on various issue of international relations. Raisina Dialogue was covered yesterday- refer this link.
The world is increasingly divided on the consensus on terror that once helped India apply pressure on Pakistan, is now dividing along these fault lines. If India is to stick to its course of securing its citizens and borders, the answer may lie in bridging ties with all nations involved.
While India has done well to shore up relations with others in the South Asian region, it cannot afford to be blindsided by their involvement with the OBOR project and Chinese plans. CPEC is no longer a project in Pakistan, but one that runs through it, a project that will link 64 countries.
A number of incidents have heightened tensions in the region over the past few weeks. These range from the Dalai Lama’s visit to Mongolia and the subsequent trade and travel restrictions imposed by China on Mongolia (a land locked country), to Mr Trumps call with the Taiwanese leader. China also recently confiscated and then released an underwater drone belonging to the US. In turn, India has expressed support for Mongolia, also Mr Trump seems set to adopt a tougher stance towards China
This news item can be important from a culture perspective – terms such as Gyalwang Karmapa, Tibetan Buddhism. The other importance is from point of view of China’s claims on Arunachal Pradesh – the news shows how the govt has recently become more aggressive in countering Chinese claims.
Tibetan Buddhism combines the essential teachings of Mahayana Buddhism with Tantric and Shamanic, and material from an ancient Tibetan religion called Bon. Although Tibetan Buddhism is often thought to be identical with Vajrayana Buddhism, they are not identical – Vajrayana is taught in Tibetan Buddhism together with the other vehicles.
Buddhism became a major presence in Tibet towards the end of the 8th century CE. It was brought from India at the invitation of the Tibetan king, Trisong Detsen. At present Tibetan Buddhism is a religion in exile, forced from its homeland when Tibet was conquered by the Chinese.
India is all set to overhaul its security cooperation agreement with China and further liberalise visa norms for the neighbouring country.
India and China have decided to establish a ministerial mechanism for the first time, linking the 2 home ministries
The Vice-President of China will sign agreements marking cooperation on better river water management and cultural exchanges.
Is this a tactical shift in foreign policy by China to integrate South Asian nations and further its one belt initiative?
Can we expect China and even Russia to start playing a greater direct role from now on in India-Pakistan affairs?
China has blocked India’s attempts to ask questions about the release of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi at the United Nations.
Lakhvi, who is one of the masterminds of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, was released from custody in Pakistan.
The Problem with UN: