April 2020 marked the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and China, and yet by June the celebrations were already overshadowed by violent territorial disputes along the border. Since the clash, relations have been further strained with India banning multiple Chinese tech platforms and expanding its military capabilities by purchasing new combat jets. On the other hand, Beijing officials recently restated their public disapproval of India’s revocation of Article 370 concerning Kashmir’s autonomy.
Against this backdrop, this webinar examines the current state of relations between India and China, and explore the consequences of June’s military escalation.
What progress has been made during recent political and military de-escalation talks?
Who are India and China turning to for support, and what are the implications for regional peace and security?
And what has been the impact of China and India’s close economic and trade relations?