B. R. Deepak

GERMANY-CHINA-POLITICS-DIPLOMACY

China gloats over India’s Covid-19 crisis

An official Chinese news website published a picture juxtaposing China’s space mission and India’s funeral pyres of Covid-19 victims, with...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in the First Quad Leaders’ Virtual Summit

Quad 2.0 will not ‘dissipate like sea foam’

Democratic values have become the ideological foundation of the Quad. This is the thing perhaps feared by China the most....

Closing session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing

The Two Sessions further consolidate Xi Jinping’s power

It’s not only the Shangai clique that is at loggerheads with Xi Jinping, but some of the princelings too have...

Second People's Liberation Army (PLA's) tank disengaging

China debates India-China disengagement

On the Chinese side, the narratives are varied, some declaring victory, some expressing disappointment the way the PLA left the...

India, China military-level talks end on positive trajectory.

India needs to find a new equilibrium with China

Finding equilibrium will depend on how quickly the narrative of India’s rise regains traction and how strong India’s growth trajectory...

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Hanuman and Sun Wukong: How Indian and Chinese literary images integrate

The story of the Journey to the West is based on Xuan Zang’s epic pilgrimage to India in search of...

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A look at China’s war on poverty

Particularly noteworthy is the ‘Targeted Poverty Alleviation’ programme, which has been instrumental in changing the social landscape of rural China....

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Xu Fancheng: A Chinese yogi in India

True to the tradition of Indian yogis, Xu roamed around India searching for knowledge and fulfilment.   Imagine you being...

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Sanskrit had an influence on Chinese language

Liang Qichao (1873-1929) was perhaps the first Chinese scholar to pay attention to the influence of Buddhist literature on Chinese...

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India as de-facto defence ally of US a strategic gamble: Chinese scholars

China has been keeping a close eye on the 2+2 dialogue, for, according to Chinese scholars, there has been a...

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Unreality bites: The Chinese spin on the LAC standoff

The talk in China is, since the Indian government has failed to contain Covid-19 and since the economy is facing...

Know yourself, know your enemy

Know yourself, know your enemy

If we compare China’s research and translation of Indian classics, medieval, modern and contemporary works, India’s performance is abysmal.  ...

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How Lord Ram reached China

The dissemination of the epic occurred at the same time as the eastward spread of Hinduism and Buddhism.   As...

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India’s options when global supply chains stand disrupted

Hard decoupling from China by any nation is impossible. Therefore, India must identify sectors where investment could be attracted with...

India has always been in China's Strategic calculus

India has always been in China’s strategic calculus

Irrespective of China becoming the largest trade partner of India, her stated anti-India posturing on international platforms remains unchanged.  ...

Members of Tibetan Youth Congress protest against China

India’s myopic China policy needs to change

Foreign policy and military affairs cannot be hijacked by sporadic outbursts of national sentiments, rather they need to be goal...

China won’t accept status quo ante

China won’t accept status quo ante

On 2 July 2020, China’s Global Times interviewed me on the current state of India-China relations. Most of my arguments...

A health worker of PGIMER pays tribute to Bravehearts of Galwan Valley

Death of LCA, CBMs between India and China

If China remains insensitive towards India’s sensitivities, India may not care too much for China’s sensitivities in Tibet, Taiwan, Xinjiang....

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Galwan: Border is not China’s biggest agenda

India ramping up its border infrastructure has caused uneasiness on the other side of the LAC.   “From the very...

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China’s Two Sessions in the time of Covid

The real worry for China is how to put its economy back on track. China’s “Two Sessions” refers to the...

A boxing match between the USA and China

Post Covid, there’ll be a new world disorder

Cold war between the US and China will intensify in various shapes and forms.   On 11 February 2020, I...

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China sarcastic, suspicious about Trump’s India visit

Even though China is waging an all-out ‘people’s war’ against COVID 19, however, the state media and scholarship paid close...

The novel coronavirus has been spreading through China and surrounding countries.

Coronavirus is a black swan for China and the world

The move to evacuate citizens from Wuhan and issuing of travel advisories has irked China.   On 21 January 2019...

Bangkok: Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha during the ASEAN Gala Dinner in Bangkok, Thailand on Nov 3, 2019. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

How China is reacting to India’s RCEP decision

China believes that India not joining the RCEP is temporary, and that it is willing to continue to negotiate and...