‘It is striking that China would take on India at a time it needs friends’

Richard McGregor is an award-winning journalist and author of the bestseller, The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers In the wake of the Chinese Communist Party celebrating 100 years of its formation, this former Beijing bureau chief of the Financial Times spoke to Open on China’s foreign relations, the history of the communist party in that country, … Continue reading ‘It is striking that China would take on India at a time it needs friends’

China Critic and Historian Olsi Jazexhi Says He is Worried About Anti-Muslim Campaigns in India

Olsi Jazexhi is an Albanian-Canadian historian and journalist who shot to fame following his controversial visit to China’s Xinjiang province last year as a guest of the Chinese government. While on a guided tour of the region, he uploaded videos from what China describes as vocational centres for Muslim minority Uighurs and claimed that they were more … Continue reading China Critic and Historian Olsi Jazexhi Says He is Worried About Anti-Muslim Campaigns in India

India must look for ways to acquire influence in areas where China is vulnerable, says Bruno Maçães

Bruno Maçães (pronounced as Maseyes) is a renowned political scientist and a former minister of Portugal. An alumnus of Harvard University, this 46-year-old author and business strategist has lived and worked in China and closely follows the country’s politics and culture. Now a senior fellow at the prestigious Hudson Institute, Washington DC, Maçães is a widely travelled … Continue reading India must look for ways to acquire influence in areas where China is vulnerable, says Bruno Maçães

India vs China: Shed Muscular Politics and Tread The Path of Peace

THE SAVAGE KILLINGS of Indian soldiers by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops in the freezing cold of Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on June 15th—with iron rods, clubs and other improvised weapons rarely used in modern combat—raise enormous concerns about the likelihood of an escalation of armed conflict, especially because tempers are high following weeks of … Continue reading India vs China: Shed Muscular Politics and Tread The Path of Peace

China’s Ladakh Aggression a Retaliation for Humiliation in Doklam, Says Expert

China’s weeks-long aggressive posturing in eastern Ladakh — which has resulted in deaths for the first time in an India-China standoff in 45 years — is an attempt to avenge the humiliation it suffered in Doklam three years ago at the hands of Indian forces, says a senior army officer who was involved in several … Continue reading China’s Ladakh Aggression a Retaliation for Humiliation in Doklam, Says Expert

We Have Addressed Security Concerns: Zoom India chief Sameer Raje

Raje speaks about the exponential growth of Zoom's videoconferencing app in India and globally, recent controversies over its safety, the Supreme Court's intervention, public wariness and the efforts to win back user trust. Edited excerpts from an interview: The Zoom app has seen a rapid growth in its users from 10 million earlier to 300 … Continue reading We Have Addressed Security Concerns: Zoom India chief Sameer Raje

How Long Can People Sustain Appropriate COVID-19 Response and Behaviour?

Driving through the road below the Munirka flyover on Delhi’s Outer Ring Road has a surreal feel to it. It is true of most roads across a world in lockdown. Bottlenecks until a few months ago, these stretches now resemble football pitches—you can take a U-turn towards the same flank and keep driving without looking in … Continue reading How Long Can People Sustain Appropriate COVID-19 Response and Behaviour?