New Silk Road: London View

Beijing will have to tread carefully if it doesn’t want to appear to domineer

The World Today
Published 25 September 2015 Updated 11 December 2020 2 minute READ

James Hannah

India’s economic ties with China are booming. Is this reducing strategic competition between them?

While economic ties are growing, there are fundamental imbalances within that relationship – India has tended to export primary products to China while importing higher value-added manufactured goods. As regards strategic competition, it makes more sense to look at wider shifts in the international order with regard to coalitions of interest: states will work together and cooperate where it makes sense, and remain on different sides on other issues.

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