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India's China Challenge

30 Sep 2020
Ananth Krishnan
Venue: Zoom Webinar
Time: 3:00 PM

Abstract

Ananth Krishnan will discuss his new book, "India's China Challenge", a work of reportage based on his nine years in China as a reporter for The Hindu and India Today. In this talk, he will explore how China's internal political and economic transformations over the past decade have shaped its relations with India. As he describes in the book, India faces a four-fold China challenge: a political challenge of dealing with a one-party state that is looking to increasingly shape global institutions in line with its values; the economic challenge of both learning from China’s remarkable and unique growth story and navigating a lopsided trading relationship; the diplomatic and military challenge of managing an unresolved border and a complicated bilateral relationship; and finally, the challenge of history, of dealing with a still unresolved boundary dispute and the memory of a traumatic war. In this talk, he will focus on the changing political landscape in China under Xi Jinping, from the centralisation of power to the Party's turn to nationalism; China's changing diplomacy in the Xi era; and on China's emergence as a global tech power, and he will examine how these trends are impacting relations with India.


About the Speaker

Ananth Krishnan is the China correspondent for The Hindu. In 2019, he was a Visiting Fellow at Brookings India. He was previously the Beijing-based Associate Editor at the India Today Group until August 2018. He has lived in Beijing since 2009, earlier reporting for The Hindu. His reporting in China has taken him to all but three of China’s 33 provinces and regions. His interests include India-China relations as well as Tibet, Xinjiang and ethnic minorities in China. Before moving to China, Ananth was based at The Hindu's headquarters in Chennai.

MEDIA

  • Ananth Krishnan will discuss his new book, "India's China Challenge", a work of reportage based on his nine years in China as a reporter for The Hindu and India Today. In this talk, he will explore how China's internal political and economic transformations over the past decade have shaped its relations with India.

  • Ananth Krishnan will discuss his new book, "India's China Challenge", a work of reportage based on his nine years in China as a reporter for The Hindu and India Today. In this talk, he will explore how China's internal political and economic transformations over the past decade have shaped its relations with India.

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