COVID-19 and its Impact on India-China Relations

Research event
16 July 2020 — 1:30PM TO 2:15PM

Despite seven decades of diplomatic relations, the relationship between China and India remains complex. While the two countries are key trading partners, tensions have been exacerbated by India’s opposition to the BRI, China’s ‘all weather’ friendship with Pakistan, as well as ongoing tensions over their disputed Himalayan border, which resulted in a deadly border clash in June 2020. The speakers will discuss how the arrival of COVID-19 has further complicated these dynamics and what this might mean for future Sino-Indian strategic and economic relations.


Li Chen, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Renmin University of China
Tanvi Madan, Director, The India Project; Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Project on International Order and Strategy, Brookings
Chair: James Crabtree, Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House

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