Journal : Global Times (Chinese) Date : Author : NA Page No. : 6

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Based on an extremely shallow article in the US journal, The Diplomat, that carries the sub-title “China has shi on its side”. Concludes as follows:

Even so, military conflict with India is never a favored choice for China. The history of cooperative relations between Beijing and New Delhi, for example in the Bandung Conference of 1955 and later the Non-Aligned Movement, also proves that reconciliation is completely possible.

But in the current stand-off with India, the best scenario for China will be winning without fighting (Sun Tzu’s favored method — a victory through shi). Even then, the odds are not against China should things come to the worst-case scenario. That raises the question: To what extent is New Delhi is willing to read and apprehend the messages being sent from Beijing?


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