South Asia and Beyond

‘No Limits: The Inside Story of China’s War with the West’

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point’, Andrew Small, Author, ‘The Rupture: China and the Global Race for the Future’ and Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Andrew Small discusses what his new book’s blurb says is “the riveting and mostly untold story about the battle for financial and technological power and mastery between the West and China over the last decade. Written with extraordinary insider access, his story ranges from deep inside the bowels of the Pentagon to Indian Ocean naval bases, and from the boardrooms of the world’s leading technology firms to the Taliban leadership in Kabul. The result is an engaging, lucid and even-handed account of the defining geopolitical issue of our age, and a clarion call for us to recognise the true nature of China’s global ambitions” and what Shivshankar Menon, India’s former National Security Adviser, Foreign Secretary and Ambassador to China describes as “incisive analysis, (that) fills gaps in our understanding of the sources of China’s conduct and of the multiple considerations that determine European actions towards China.” The conversation looks at “competing coalitions”, India post the Galwan clashes at the LAC, the Quad, Malabar naval exercises, ‘Yudh Abhyas’ army exercises, France, President Macron’s bilateral with President Biden and his expected trip to Beijing in January 2023, the western allies, AUKUS, the China-Pakistan alliance, CPEC, Xi Jinping’s reported trip to Saudi Arabia for an Arab Summit next week, the Russia-China ‘no limits’ partnership, Xi’s zero covid policy, protests in China and how Xi Jinping sees his aggressive behaviour across dimensions and continents.


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