Xi Jinping with his 'Smart Dictatorship with Chinese Characteristics has risen to get unprecedented third term, with a hierarchy structured with loyalists, having no space for minorities and women, but the news of the same made Chinese stocks tumble by approximately 15 percent and its richest class losing $12.7 billions in one day after the … Continue reading Xi has risen, but is China Rising?
After Chinese drills and firepower demonstration to demonstrate PLA's capability to invade Taiwan triggered by Nancy Pelosi's visit, next US Congress delegation arrived in Teipei. The ball is back in Beijing's court. As China fumes and continues with fresh posturing and Fire Power demonstrations, Taiwan too starts its military drills putting up a brave front to stand … Continue reading Is Taiwan new Test Bed for Big Power Contestation in Indo-Pacific?
Sharing an analysis of mine published/republished in many forms in various media outlets globally along-with URLs of some of them. The standoff is not yet over, nor has Chinese intentions change although the modalities have to some extent after a strong push back and strong response in continental domain. The text is given below. Decoding … Continue reading Decoding Chinese Strategic Intent in Prolonged Standoff at LAC
Sharing an email interview of mine taken by South China Morning Post (SCMP), regarding Forthcoming Meeting of Wang Yi and FM Jaishankar scheduled on 10 Sep 20 in the backdrop of of situation in Eastern Ladakh. and future of border standoff between India and China. The interviewer is Mr Jiangtao Shi of SCMP, an erstwhile … Continue reading Interview of Major General S B Asthana by South China Morning Post on Forthcoming Meeting of Wang Yi and FM Jaishankar, 10 Sep 20
Sharing an email interview of mine taken by South China Morning Post (SCMP), regarding incident South of Pangong Tso, latest border standoff , between India and China and its possible implications on the India-China relationship. The interviewer is Mr Jiangtao Shi of SCMP. An interesting interview with questions on the incident and related issues from … Continue reading Interview of Major General S B Asthana by South China Morning Post on Pangong Tso Incident and Related Issues