Yao Yunzhu Retired Major General, Chinese People’s Liberation Army
Jul 31 , 2017
The standoff between Chinese and Indian soldiers on a remote Himalayan plateau entered well into its 2nd month. The Chinese foreign ministry spokesmen delivered one strong wording statement after another, calling for the withdrawal of the Indian troops and warning against miscalculations and unrealistic illusions of the Indian side.
Su Jingxiang Fellow, China Institutes for Contemporary International Relations
Jul 27 , 2017
Almost a month after Indian troops entered Chinese territory, China has remained restrained and tolerant has fully demonstrated its sincerity for preserving Chinese-Indian friendship. As long as our side stays reasonable, restrained and proceeds from our best interests as well as concern about friendly bilateral ties, it is possible to narrow our differences, resolve our disputes.
Sourabh Gupta Senior Fellow, Institute for China-America Studies
Jul 25 , 2017
The Modi government must reflect on the political drivers that have incited China to construct a road of marginal military value against a charged political backdrop. Hard as it might appear on surface to comprehend, the standoff is only secondarily about territory; principally, it is about the politics of the bilateral relationship.
Zheng Yongnian Director, National University of Singapore
Jul 24 , 2017
Since reform and opening up, Chinese academia has focused its research on China-US relations: In both economic and scientific fields, China is chasing after the US and India is chasing after China. We must not forget about those who are after us by setting our eyes only on those ahead.
Thomas R. Pickering Former United States ambassador to India
Atman Trivedi India affairs, US Commerce Department
Jul 21 , 2017
The US-India relationship has been burdened by mutual misgivings as of late. In Washington summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump displayed a comfortable chemistry, with no real discord to be seen – a departure from some of Trump’s other early diplomatic forays.
Devesh Kapur Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania
Jul 13 , 2017
Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a standoff in Doka La – where the borders of Bhutan, China and India meet – for almost a month now, the longest such impasse between the two armies since 1962. And India is far from the only country that has been humiliated at the hands of China.
Brahma Chellaney Professor, Center for Policy Research
Jul 07 , 2017
Bhutan has protested that China is chipping away at its territory by building a strategic highway near the Tibet-India-Bhutan tri-junction in the Himalayas. Bhutan has security arrangements with India, and the construction has triggered a tense standoff between Chinese and Indian troops at the tri-junction while Chinese state media warns of the possibility of war.
Ma Xiaolin Professor, School of Arabic Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Jun 27 , 2017
As NATO and the SCO expand simultaneously, the situation will become extremely tricky and complex. Therefore, after finishing membership procedures for India and Pakistan, the SCO should refrain from considering further expansion for a while, as it digests the newly added complexities, and should concentrate on enhancing economic interactions.
Yu Sui Professor, China Center for Contemporary World Studies
Jun 22 , 2017
On the evening of June 14, 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended upon invitation the reception of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Day held by SCO