South Asia and Beyond

‘Any Chinese Overture Should Be Seen As A Tactical Move’

NEW DELHI: Nearly three years after Chinese incursions into Eastern Ladakh, some friction points still remain. Beijing now wants to re-engage politically with India ahead of Xi Jinping’s possible visits to India for the SCO and G20 leaders’ summits later this year. Every time an adversary, be it China or Pakistan, makes a conciliatory gesture, we tend to see it as a peace move; it’s not, says China specialist Jayadeva Ranade. Speaking to StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale on a special series called ‘Borderline Xi’, Ranade underlined that any so-called Chinese overture should be seen as a short-term tactical move to ease pressure on itself. Tune in for more.

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