A superpower with an inferiority complex4 min read 13 Jul 2017, 12:02 AM IST
In its dealings with neighbours, China is acting exactly like the imperial powers it once scorned
China appears to have picked the right moment to remind India of the border dispute between the two countries. India is preoccupied: Its government is busy imposing cultural norms on unwilling people, Kashmir is on the boil, and its major television networks are hounding dissidents at home by calling them “anti-national" and holding the opposition to account for the government’s shortcomings. Meanwhile, in Chumbi valley, Chinese troops are getting closer to the “chicken’s neck", the narrow corridor that links India’s North-East with the rest of the country.
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