A disaster for China might be a blessing for India, but Xi Jinping and his colleague Wang Qishan seem determined to clean up the PLA and change the stakes. Whether they can succeed is another issue.
Xi Jinping has had a smooth smooth start but the difficulties of China’s initiatives may soon come to the fore, though it certainly augurs that the 21st century will be Asian. However, we will have to wait for a few years to know if India and China can cooperate, or bitterly compete.
But ultimately, nobody knows if China will crack up, collapse or simply reform soon. The last would be the best alternative for China and the rest of the world.
Sri Lanka’s Modi initiative is most welcome; the time has indeed come for Dharamsala to create a South Asian Bureau for Buddhists Affairs to facilitate a Buddhist Union.
Like for the PLA ‘ethnic’ officers and religious figures, the presence of ‘ethnic’ Party cadres in the government in Beijing does not help much to find a solution to the Tibetan issue, on the contrary!
One moral of the story, if China wants, as per the words of President Xi Jinping, to be a ‘normal’ State, it can’t afford anymore to take ‘revolution’ to its neighbours, like Mao did. In the coming months, China will have to match its words and actions.
If Beijing continues to raise the ‘illegal’ occupation of the Arunachal by India, Delhi should definitely bring Minsar and the Shaksgam Valley on the negotiating table.
Beijing explained that the reason for the Dalai Lama’s flight from ‘China’s Tibet’ in 1959 was because he had failed to maintain serfdom on the Roof of the World
It is where India, the largest world democracy, where freedom truly exists, has certainly a slot to occupy.
Delhi should assert once and for all that the entire Arunachal is Indian and therefore treat at par with the other Indian States and every Indian national should be allowed to freely visit the State, while, of course, keeping in mind the security issues.