Beijing, New Delhi must shake hands: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang - The Times of India timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Beijing-…
Recalling his visit to India over two decade and half decades ago, he said, "What I saw and felt during that trip, visiting Taj Mahal and prestigious Indian universities, research institutes and warmth and hospitality of Indian people, left a lasting impact on me".
"In a few days time I will make India the first stop of first overseas visit as a premier of China. I have made this decision not just because India is an important neighbour and one of the populous countries of the world but also because of the seeds of friendship sown during my own youth", he said.
What China and Russia Don't Get About Soft Power - By Joseph S. Nye | Foreign Policy foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/…
The soft power of a country rests primarily on three resources: its culture (in places where it is attractive to others), its political values (when it lives up to them at home and abroad), and its foreign policies (when they are seen as legitimate and having moral authority). But combining these resources is not always easy.
China’s India Land Grab, by Brahma Chellaney via @ProSyn po.st/kT0i4s
Brahma Chellaney, Professor of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research, is the author of Asian Juggernaut, Water: Asia’s New Battleground, and Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis.
A Chinese Pivot? An Indian Perspective - Project Syndicate via @ProSyn po.st/sIIvKa
China and India should maintain close strategic communications in order to keep bilateral relations on the “right track.”
Moreover, the two countries should harness each other’s comparative strengths and expand mutually beneficial cooperation in infrastructure, investment, and other areas; strengthen cultural ties to advance an expanding friendship; and enhance their cooperation in multilateral forums to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries in tackling global challenges.
INTERVIEW/ Takeshi Nakajima: Pan-Asianism can offer framework for diplomacy toward China ajw.asahi.com/article/views/…
There is no “right history” in the first place. Both Japan and China have been seeing history through the prism of the stories they want to have about their past. There is the same situation in Japan. When I studied the life of Rash Behari Bose (an Indian revolutionary leader who spent years in Japan), I found two conflicting views about him. Japanese leftists saw him as a revolutionary who strayed from the right path by allying himself to Japanese imperialism. But rightists regarded him as a friend who understood the logic of Japan’s "holy war" well. But these views were just two different stereotypes the both camps favored respectively. Instead of simply judging the course of history from a specific standpoint, both sides need to make efforts to have constructive discussions on history issues so that they can understand the views and opinions of the other side.
The Geopolitics of the Yangtze River: Developing the Interior shar.es/JXAoX
China and Africa: a maturing relationship country.eiu.com/article.aspx?a…
Africa's place at the heart of China's foreign policy agenda was highlighted in April, when the new Chinese president, Xi Jinping, chose to tour the continent on his inaugural foreign trip. The economic relationship between the two regions continues to develop apace, with rapid growth in trade and strong flows of Chinese financing into Africa. Criticism of China's role in the continent continues. However, as shown by the visit to China (also in April) by the president of Zambia, Michael Sata, to meet Mr Xi, even former detractors are adapting to the reality of the Asian giant's presence in Africa.