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by Arihant
28 Apr 2016 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Taiwan relations: News & Analysis
Replies: 60
Views: 2799

Re: India-Taiwan relations: News & Analysis

^^ Considering that most of the ethnic Chinese in India originate from Southern and South Eastern provinces of India and their native languages would most likely have been Cantonese, Haka, Holo etc. why focus exclusively on Mandarin education? Absolutely correct. The bulk of Kolkata Chinese are Hak...
by Arihant
24 Sep 2014 23:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 907573

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

How about a sudden spectacular cyberattack by China? Xi has signaled it in his message to PLA and it will put a big dent in Modi's claim to technological prowess. And Chinese spokescreature can say media is imagining it. The Ladakh activities could be a distraction. That cyber-attack scenario is th...
by Arihant
17 Sep 2014 21:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chinese president's visit. "Thaw or Cold War"?
Replies: 197
Views: 2865

Re: Chinese president's visit. "Thaw or Cold War"?

These can be debated as the summit unfolds.India must stand firm and tell China that it too can use the "T" card,Taiwan and Tibet if it continues to harm India. You are a decade late to play those T cards. Not even U.S is playing those cards because they are too insignificant. You can har...
by Arihant
22 Jul 2014 05:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

There should be no exchange of maps between India and China, nor should India be seen as "enthusiastic", let alone "desperate", for a solution to the border problem. Let all our claims, declared or hidden, remain valid! Chinese understand only power that flows through money, gun...
by Arihant
23 Jun 2014 17:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 238659

Re: Indian Interests

^^^^ It was not our war. The issue the fascist, including the Imperial Japanese, had with India was that it was being used to by the so called allies as a base and source of men and materials. All of these Indians lives which were lost in WW-II were essentially fighting somebody else's war. Totally...
by Arihant
23 Jun 2014 17:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 238659

Re: Indian Interests

A Largely Indian Victory in World War II, Mostly Forgotten in India http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/world/asia/a-largely-indian-victory-in-world-war-ii-mostly-forgotten-in-india.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0 KOHIMA, India — Soldiers died by the dozens, by the hundreds and then by the thousands in a...
by Arihant
16 Jun 2014 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: IB Points to NGO Role in Waging War on India
Replies: 243
Views: 5370

Re: IB Points to NGO Role in Waging War on India

@Arihant ^^^: "The alternative is for an adjudicator (in this case the government, which is the only party to this debate that can actually claim to represent the will of the people)." Yes and the NGOs factor into the debate by muddying that representation. Some of them try to shape an in...
by Arihant
16 Jun 2014 17:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: IB Points to NGO Role in Waging War on India
Replies: 243
Views: 5370

Re: IB Points to NGO Role in Waging War on India

Why NGOs need to be brought down from their high pedestal The general tenor of this discussion (and a lot of what has appeared on this thread) is that we have to make a call on which of these competing agendas (e.g., a pro-development agenda versus a green agenda) leads to the greatest good for the...
by Arihant
14 Jun 2014 19:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: IB Points to NGO Role in Waging War on India
Replies: 243
Views: 5370

Re: IB Points to NGO Role in Waging War on India

http://i62.tinypic.com/24owm76.png Gurulog. For past few days, in TV discussions, Greenpeace rep, other NGOs supports and now even Barkha is parroting same line, i.e. when we have foreign FDIs, why not foreign sponsored NGOs. What is best way to counter to such arguments (from one to broad descript...
by Arihant
18 May 2014 05:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Taiwan's official name is Republic Of China . Quite correct. Taiwan is stuck with the name. They tried very hard to change it (during the tenure of Chen Shui-Bian as President), but were impeded at every step by China. The problem stems from the fact that Chiang Kai-Shek and Chinese Nationalist Par...
by Arihant
16 May 2014 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Christopher Sidor obviously knows more than Abe & Japanese nationalists who signed the fisheries agreement with Taiwan about the Senkaku's. KMT doesn't represent what the Taiwanese general public thinks on these issues, the recent protests are an indication. From another Japanese nationalist: B...
by Arihant
13 May 2014 19:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Here's a hidden mace http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/Hundreds-of-Chinese-families-seek-wartime-compensation-from-Japan/articleshow/35035778.cms "As relations between China and Japan plumb a new low, the descendants of hundreds of of Chinese men forced to work in wartime Japan ar...
by Arihant
21 Apr 2014 19:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Worth noting, as we see larger numbers of these on our own soil:

Chinese spies keep eye on leading Australian universities
by Arihant
04 Apr 2014 02:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Taiwan's population drifting further apart from China. Survey finds young adults worried about unification In an opinion poll published yesterday, young Taiwanese between the ages of 20 and 29 showed the most serious concerns about unification with China and the highest support rate for Taiwanese in...
by Arihant
24 Mar 2014 12:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1945
Views: 184180

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

This is a discussion bit. Australia/NZ had an unexoected impact on my life, so they are on my bucket list to go see some day. Visa/travel to Aus is not a problem. But interactions with AUS/NZ folks (both white and not so white, educated) outside Aus/NZ have shown streaks of latent but deep seated r...
by Arihant
04 Nov 2013 16:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Indian Troops Arrive in China for joint Military Exercises - ToI Indian and Chinese armies are all set to hold their third joint military exercises after a gap of five years, as a 150-strong Indian army contingent on Monday arrived in Chengdu city to take part in anti-terrorism drills. The 10-day d...
by Arihant
31 Oct 2013 03:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Taiwanese prefer independence over unification: survey However, the poll found that most respondents favored independence over unification if they were asked to choose between just those two options, with 71 percent supporting independence and only 18 percent supporting unification with China. With...
by Arihant
31 Oct 2013 03:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Australia block Huawei from working on its National Broadband Network Huawei worked very hard on lobbying Liberal Party politicians to ensure that they overturned the Labour Party ban on Huawei's participation in building the network. Huawei is headed in Australia by a retired RAN Rear Admiral, and...
by Arihant
29 Sep 2013 18:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011
Replies: 1052
Views: 20691

Re: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011

Suraj, The reason for the 'unhinging' of Chou-en-Lai with respect to India has its origins in his personal rift with Nehru, I would think. There are several reasons. I would assume that the rift started in c. 1955 itself, though Chou had it even earlier but masked it up until that time. 1954 was a ...
by Arihant
01 Aug 2013 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

China’s game plan to keep India on the back foot A key defining event has been the three-week Chinese military incursion into Ladakh’s Depsang plateau, which ended on 7 May only after India virtually capitulated by demolishing a line of new defensive fortifications in the Chumar region, 400km to th...
by Arihant
01 Aug 2013 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Reading China On Sino-Indian Border Issue A useful read, and worrying, when coupled with article I posted a couple of days back arguing that anti-India tirades by the likes of PLA General Luo Yuan had the approval of Zhongnanhai. The Chinese Communist leadership has perfected the art of saying thin...
by Arihant
31 Jul 2013 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

c) 80% may be thru Malacca but how much of that is carried by ships flying chinese flag is the moot question? It doesn't matter even if only 4 out of 10 ships carry Chinese flag. A naval blockade will have a significant impact overall and in multiple ways, like for example insurance charges or refu...
by Arihant
29 Jul 2013 20:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

The Luo Yan in this article is the same PLA general who was vicious in his recent vitriol against India, and issued "warnings" against Indian "adventurism". Good cop, bad cop with China's generals In their public statements the likes of Zhang Zhaozhong, Dai Xu and Luo Yuan may or...
by Arihant
25 Jul 2013 13:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

In fact it was leaked that the Chinese are sensitive to Indian media reports of their activities on the border. Of course this is one way the GOI puts pressure on the Chinese. I do not see how these represent GoI pressure tactics. We have to understand that India is not alone as a victim of consist...
by Arihant
18 Jul 2013 13:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Considering the Pillsbury doughboy's regular trips to Beijing, it's not hard to imagine NoKo's actions are not entirely autonomous. Further, NoKo has been a loose cannon for years now. It's PRC's assertive naval actions in the area that are a new game changer. For most of the past several decades, ...
by Arihant
18 Jul 2013 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Centre Okays 50000 strong force to tackle Chinese threat - New Indian Express The Union government on Wednesday decided to raise a 50,000-strong force of mountain strike corps along the eastern sector at a cost of Rs 65,000 crore to boost India’s offensive capability to counter neighbouring China. ...
by Arihant
16 Jul 2013 16:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

China plots strategic coup in the Pacific Despite commentary that China and the United States are moving closer together. . . Who made such a commentary ? :?: I think this is a reference to the commentary that appeared in parts of the Western media about the bonhomie following the Obama - Xi Jinpin...
by Arihant
16 Jul 2013 14:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

China plots strategic coup in the Pacific Despite commentary that China and the United States are moving closer together, the opposite is the case. In fact, China is mounting a direct, if subtle, challenge to the international order the United States created in the Far East after World War II. Most...
by Arihant
12 Jul 2013 04:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Arihant will probably know more about this, but here's something PRC never officially admits: it formally refused an agreement to take control of Taiwan in the late 1800s. The sequence of events were: * Late 1800s, Qing Dynasty is ossifying, suzerainty over Taiwan all but lost * 1874: Japan coloniz...
by Arihant
10 Jul 2013 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1968
Views: 135607

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

I wonder if Japanese actions in Andaman Nicobar islands will be discussed and a formal apologe will be asked or not. No one asking that till date. Japanese action in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands during WWII involved the removal of British occupation forces and the transfer of control to the Indi...
by Arihant
06 Jul 2013 12:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

I think they are not sure about India as they are about Russia and wanted to see the reaction of India and Its Allies to fathom their understanding regarding the military threat from China.It fizzles and they still dont know for sure and remain in Bhambalboosa. May be. One of China's techniques is ...
by Arihant
06 Jul 2013 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

When asked for his opinion on the impact of the French Revolution on the world, Chairman Mao famously quipped, "It is too early to assess the impact". It wasn't Mao Tse-Tung, it was Chou En-Lai, the same Chou En-Lai who died because Mao denied him treatment. Also the Chou En-Lai of Hindi-...
by Arihant
03 Jul 2013 17:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Opportunities, opportunities everywhere... Hong Kong wants to ditch the joker One of the great democracy-in-action performances across Asia is the annual ritual of Hong Kong celebrating the July 1, 1997, handover to China by the United Kingdom. This year was no different; arguably 400,000 people mar...
by Arihant
01 Jul 2013 18:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

China Ready to Break New Ground on Border Talks with India This may be a sensational headline. The new Special representative can be only expected to say nice things which should not be taken literally. After all, Yang Jeichi is renowned to be a tough negotiator. Geostrategically & geopolitical...
by Arihant
01 Jul 2013 09:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Sovereignty belongs to Taiwanese However, there is a twist to the issue because what Shaw’s argument neglects to mentions is that the San Francisco Peace Treaty never specified to whom Japan was to cede Taiwan. Furthermore, the US has continued to state — up to the present — that the matter of who ...
by Arihant
01 Jul 2013 08:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

HK serves as warning, academic says “The situation in almost every aspect of life in Hong Kong has gotten so bad that Hong Kong independence — for which support remains very weak, however — has been mentioned among the people,” said Chen Yi-chi, a doctoral candidate at University of Leiden in the N...
by Arihant
01 Jul 2013 08:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 309608

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

US boss detained in China for bid to shift business to India?

Workers at the plant were enraged when they saw a group of Indian engineers visiting the plant for inspections ahead of the company's plans to shift its injection moulding division to Mumbai, sources said.

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