China has been steadily increasing its influence within the United Nations using a combination of increased funding, strategically placing its key officials and selecting the most influential agencies and bodies to lead. The clusters of agencies headed by China are directly and indirectly linked to its domestic agendas like the Belt and Road Initiative, Make in China 2025 and the rise of Chinese companies. The world is just starting to take notice - and so must India.
Palak Malhotra is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Policy from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. She is a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, from Miranda House, Delhi University. She has previously interned at the Foreign Policy Research Centre and volunteered with Child Rights & You.