Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is also a salesman for his country – but he comes with the one offer no foreign dignitary has made so far: money. Cash-strapped Indian business especially those in the infrastructure and resource businesses, will certainly be looking now to China to make their dreams of survival come true.
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This daily column includes Gateway House’s Badi Soch – big thought – of the day’s foreign policy events. Today’s focus is on China’s desire for negotiations on the China-India Regional Trade Arrangement.
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This daily column includes Gateway House’s Badi Soch – big thought – of the day’s foreign policy events. Today’s focus is on the negative outlook S&P has kept in place for India’s sovereign credit rating.
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The Chinese defence industry has emerged as one of the world’s top five arms exporters. It has come a long way from the early 1990s when it was characterised by inefficiency, corruption, and poor performance.
In the coming decade, India and China are set to achieve a historic $100 billion bilateral trade volume. But India’s concerns over growing trade imbalances and market access need to be addressed so that the two neighbouring economies can forge a more sustainable and mutually beneficial partnership
An understanding between China and India not to develop a permanent presence on each other’s maritime territories may be helpful in reducing tensions between the two navies. Given the broader context of Sino-Indian strategic rivalry, however, this seems unlikely.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to India is likely to include an empty shopping basket of opportunities that keep domestic Chinese consumers content. Mr. Li should encourage Indian companies to fill that Chinese consumer need, and additional concessions may, if handled correctly by India, be sought as a result.