>>I also think it's pointless to blame the CON DIE-Nasty and the "baboons" who run our civil service for China racing ahead. Even Modi ji or Gadkari ji and other assorted "nationalists" would be hard pressed, IMVHO, in turing India into another China. Because to do that they would have to change our civilizational ethos. I think that would be a tall order even for them, despite their great poweresses.
Who wants India to be another China ? Not me . The amount of mess the Chinese , have made in their country nearly rivals by the mess DIE-nasty made in India .
But without the DIE-nasty parivar inc. India would have been a much happier , better India ..It would not have been a China .
When you did not see anything strawman about converting a statement from a middle ranking Foreign Ministry Babu (err, sorri that should be Baboon, after all the Baboon's name is: (Gautam) Bambwale with 2 "Os" in between "b" and "w" written with invisible ink!) calling for postponement of the visit as a tit for tat into some kind of grand CON-spiracy against Modi ji, aren't you being a bit harsh on poor ole me?
I mean if a postponement of a visit of a delegation from Zhejiang can derail Gujarat's "economic miracle" then... Incidentally AFAIK those folks were looking to set up a power plant in Gujarat, among other things. And as per Modi ji Gujarat is already power "surplus"!
Not a grand conspiracy saar. Neither does anyone allege that it ll cause a slowdown in Gujarat . It ll barely cause a trifle inconvenience , if at all anything.
But would disallowing the delegate solve any problems , or help India in any manner ? Surely not .Likewise allowing the delegate would not have cause a national security emergency . Your argument would have had some substance if allowing the delegate would destroy India , and disallowing them was the only way to save it . So its only a straw man argument .
Why did I post the link here ? Because it had something to do with the PRC economy .
Why the anti-baboon overtone ?
Even though this particular action would be irrelevant even in the short term , it shows that the gov't has factors other than business in mind while doing business. And in other instances, that has created problems . serious ones .
That this was done to give a 'tough' message to China is a non argument . Because the timings of this action coincide with our foreign minister visiting China and indulging in the most blatant and shameless form of dhoti shivering and browning in modern History . The guy disowned the tibetans . When we should be poking and prodding the CPC at any given opportunity , we are shivering and giving them trade concessions .... running trade deficits with them etc.
If there was a right time to engage the provincial overlords of China , it is now . Anti china sentiment is growing in HKAR . It can grow elsewhere too . Who knows , in Zhejiang also ? Bottomline - we should talk tough with the central CPC , keep doing business with them in a manner that is profitable to India , and engage with a friendly dialogue with their provincial governments . That would be of immediate value too .Because the central cpc does not micromanage daily business . The Indian businessmen would have been freed much earlier , if someone had a cordial relationship with zhejiang .
By constantly persisting with your argument on this one , you have ensured that the story gets highlighted to even the casual visitor of this dhaaga . I thank you for that .