Saturday, June 04, 2005

China and India fall into step

Depending on one's geostrategic outlook, the dream, or nightmare, of a China-India axis - complete with 2.4 billion people - is a step closer with the recent announcement that the two countries will for the first time ever hold joint military maneuvers. The head of the Indian army after meeting with his visiting Chinese counterpart said that the armies were going to hold joint counter-terrorism and peacekeeping training programs. Ties between the two Asian giants have steadily improved over the past seven years, after reaching a low in 1998 when India tested its nuclear bomb and blamed the "China threat" for the need to have one. In a breakthrough last month, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao visited India, and the two sides agreed on a roadmap to settle their border row. On that occasion, Wen expressed China's support for India's bid for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. Meanwhile, bilateral trade (China has a deficit with India) increased to US$13.6 billion last year, from $1.9 billion in 1999-2000.


At June 04, 2005 6:01 PM, Anonymous Eirik said...

We see the EU disintigrating under the weight of its welfare and now the rise of a new coalition with a work ethic and population that must be taken seriously. Polish plumbers, beware!

At June 04, 2005 7:52 PM, Blogger Fjordman said...

If Europe doesn't take action pretty soon to stop Muslim immigration and reform its economy, this continent has a bleak future. Within a generation you will have major conflicts between immigrants and unemployed natives who have been outperformed by Americans and Asians. This is Europe's perfect storm.

At June 04, 2005 8:19 PM, Blogger Mike H. said...

Hopefully the populace will recognize the danger that the 'elite' seem to be missing. It would be a shame to see Europe descend into the dark ages again. The loss of a civilization is not a good thing.

At June 06, 2005 7:11 PM, Anonymous IK said...


I'm Indian - do not fall for these stupid news items. NOBODY in India trusts the Chinese - only the leftists and the commies.

The present government depends on communists for survival and hence they are pushing the government in this direction.

Also India is in even worse shape than Europe in dealing with Islamofascism. The Muslims believe that India was stolen from them by the British and handed over to the Hindus (By the way this is false history taught to every muslim kid in the Indian subcontinent - REAL history - the British had to defeat the Sikhs and Marathas-Hindus to conquer India - If the British had not come we would have completed the Hinduization of India) and the Muslims are never going to give up attempts to complete their conquest of India. - this is the root of the problem between India and Pakistan/Bangladesh - Kashmir is just an excuse/shell game.

The real danger that everyone should recognize is a China-Islam axis. The pakisatanis were given nukes by the chinese.

At June 06, 2005 7:32 PM, Anonymous IK said...

One more thing - read this article

Is China encircling India? -

Look at the comments section of that article - you will know how most Indians feel about China.

If you found that interesting then here is another one - From Mao to bin Laden -

Interesting fact
"On my very first day in Lhasa, I met a kind and friendly Tibetan in his early 20s who liked me only because I spoke "very best" English and because I was from "Gya-Kar" (White/Holy Land), a popular name for India. Strangely, even after 50 years of Chinese rule and "education", Tibetans use the term "Gya-Nak" (Black/ Inauspicious Land) for China. The Tibetan wanted to brush up on his English and I could do with some company."


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