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A complete timeline of India-China relations since Modi took charge
WRITTEN BY Manu Balachandran
May 15, 2015 Quartz India
Much before he became India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi was already a self-professed admirer of China. “China and its people have a special place in my heart,” Modi said in 2011 while he was on his fourth visit to the country as the Gujarat chief minister. “I admire their hard working, disciplined and resilient nature and above all, their sense of history.” So, after he took control of the government in New Delhi last May, Modi wasted little time to try and strengthen ties with Beijing. Within days of taking office, he promptly invited Chinese president Xi Jinping to India. But by the time Xi arrived in September, the tricky nature of the India-China relationship was in full display: The Chinese president conducted a state visit in India while troops from both countries squared off in Ladakh. Now, as Modi sits down in Beijing for another round of discussions during his first visit to the country as the Indian prime minister, here is a timeline of key events in India-China relations since he took charge: … for more, go to https://qz.com/404869/a-complete-timeline-of-india-china-relations-since-modi-took-charge/
Former Tata director tells arrogant India to start learning from China …
KUALA LUMPUR (October 2017): It is no secret that India-China relations have somewhat been just “cool” caused by trans-border military issues.
To put it bluntly, India just cannot stomach some of China’s friends who are close to India’s borders, particularly Pakistan.
And the former Tata Sons director Alan Rosling was spot on when he was quoted by THE ECONOMIC TIMES as saying that “for years I too argued that India had advanced education facilities and software infrastructure in the private sector compared to China”.
“But the reality is that in the past 10 years, China has changed amazingly in the private sector. The change in entrepreneurial China has been true-blue," Rosling said at a recent talk hosted by Asia Society in Mumbai.
I Love Malaysia-China Silk Road notes that India’s “hostility” towards China is open, if not direct in their criticisms, allegations and accusations. (Read this for context: https://ilovemalaysiachinasilkroad.blogspot.my/2017/10/live-and-let-live-theres-room-for.html)
And China’s multi-billion-dollar One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is not aimed at colonisation or military aggression.
China is pumping billions of dollars into infrastructure to connect Asia and Europe for the promotion of trans-border cultural and economic/business activities that bring about mutual benefits for investors and nations.
So, see the bigger picture, and prosper thy neighbour. Don’t fall for the US propaganda agenda of divide and rule - via demonising China or China-bashing exercises.
Read below what Rosling has to say to India after a decade of “service” in India:
Former Tata Sons director Alan Rosling's message for India Inc: Up your game, the Chinese are coming
By Rashmi Menon
Oct 16, 2017
|Rosling admitted that for years he too argued that India had advanced education facilities and software infrastructure in the private sector compared to China. (Image: LinkedIn)|
India has always taken comfort in the fact that its democratic process and private sector gives it a distinctive advantage over its larger neighbour, China. But according to Alan Rosling, former executive director of Tata Sons (the only foreigner to hold the post) and co-founder of Kiran Energy, India needs to up its game because "the Chinese are coming".
Giving an example of the recent round of funding for a cab hailing app, which came mostly from China, Rosling said, "They [Chinese] have competitive business models, which are quite powerful. I think India still has an advantage with its private sector. But we can learn to do better from China."
Rosling admitted that for years he too argued that India had advanced education facilities and software infrastructure in the private sector compared to China. "But the reality is that in the past 10 years, China has changed amazingly in the private sector. The change in entrepreneurial China has been true-blue," he said at a recent talk hosted by Asia Society in Mumbai.
For instance, Rosling said, that if one compared innovation, just last year, China had filed for more patents (1.5 million) than the US. "Not that patent application and clearance is a good measure of how truly innovative an economy is, but it's a measure," he said. "In terms of inputs in the innovation system, China, with its universities, R&D, patent applications [and] research scientists, is far ahead of anyone else, apart from the US. It's catching up with the US as well. So, it's phenomenal what's happening," he added.
In order to stand up to the challenge and use its advantage to the maximum, Rosling suggested that India start learning from its neighbour. Too many business leaders and government, he said, found a comparison with China insulting. But there is a comparison, he argued. "You need a benchmark and China is a pretty good benchmark for what's possible. If you want to do what's possible… you should go to China and learn as much as you can. Just as the Chinese, if they think there is something to learn, [they are] learning from us. They allowed TCS in China because they wanted to know about the one thing that we do better than China - IT outsourcing," he said. - THE ECONOMIC TIMES"
|Doklam standoff: The Sikkim section has a special historical background and this is the only defined boundary between China and India, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang|
Doklam standoff: Avoid unnecessary travel within India, China tells its citizens; top developments
Doklam standoff: As per the advisory, Chinese nationals are told to carry personal identification, obey religious customs, and keep their family, colleagues, and friends posted about their travel.
By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 24, 2017 5:17 pm
As the nearly two-month long standoff at Doklam plateau in Sikkim sector between Indian and Chinese troops continues, Beijing on Thursday issued a second safety advisory to its nationals travelling to India as it sought to highlight train accidents, natural disasters, and frequent outbreak of diseases in the country. This development comes amid a shrill propaganda campaign launched by China against India in the face of Doklam standoff. Over the last two months, the Chinese media has vigorously protested the Indian resistance to its attempt to transform the character of the territory in Doklam. In August alone, some 125 articles have been written on the Indian “trespass”, “hijacking a small neighbour”, and a so-called Bhutanese acknowledgement to China that Doklam actually belongs to China. Here are the top developments in the Doklam standoff: … for more, go to http://indianexpress.com/article/india/doklam-india-china-sikkim-bhutan-doka-la-beijing-4811524/ - The Indian EXPRESS