December 10, 2012

China & India: Rivals, Allies or Both?

Brendan O'Reilly, Asia Times

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New dynamics are emerging in the crucial Sino-Indian relationship. The two Asian giants are developing deeper global cooperation, while at the same time remaining stuck in a pattern of regional rivalry. Their disputed border, India's involvement in the growing confrontation in the South China Sea, and the US "pivot" towards Asia steer the Sino-Indian dynamic towards a combative condition. At the same time, profound changes in the global balance of political and economic power are opening up vital new areas for cooperation.

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