The two Asian giants, China and India, have held centre-stage in global affairs in recent times. With China having consolidated its position as an economic, military and political power the dynamics of the regional and the global equations are set to change with either positive or negative fallout. It has, therefore, become crucial to examine the factors driving transformation of the geopolitical/economic/strategic landscapes.
The book highlights various initiatives by both India and China, which impact the existing structure of Asia. These include maritime dimensions, China’s domestic dynamics, Tibet’s issue, metageopolitics, relations with Southeast Asia, Science and Technology, environmental concerns, soft power, China’s internal economic trends and the impact of a possible decline in China’s economy.
The readers can comprehend the overall foundation behind recent China-related incidents: The Doklam standoff, increasing presence of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) in the South China Sea and the US-China tariff dispute are all set to change the dynamics of power play in the Indo Pacific area. The thinking patterns of Chinese leaders are deciphered, vis-à-vis India and Asia. This book will, in the observed context, make valuable contribution for those seeking to understand the imperatives behind China’s actions and the way forward for India.