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Expansionist China, after having been unsuccessful in its attempt to construct a road on the Bhutan, Sikkim, Tibet tri junction, trying to establish its proximity to India’s North eastern states from the security point of view and not able to finally establish its military sovereignity in the disputed area called Doklam, after Bhutan and India’s strict objections, the over ambitious dragon has once again faced a severe blow at the hands’ of one more SAARC nation, another Himalayan country and India’s trusted friend of decades, Nepal.

The prime minister of Nepal a non communist Deuba has cancelled the huge contract of the Chinese firm known as Ghezauba group, worth billions of dollars for construction of a 1, 200 megawatt hydropower project. The project was the part of the over ambitious one road one belt initiative of the Chinese government to establish its trade and political hegemony in the Asian subcontinent, especially.

This is not the unilateral decision of the Nepalese prime minister but had been endorsed by the entire cabinet. Scrapping an awarded project to a Chinese company amounts to a sort of an open defiance  (of) a mighty world power who is trying to woo Nepal, a tiny Hindu nation under its influence by way of various developmental projects, economic assistence including coercive tectics with rail links.

The project scrapped is named as Budhi Gandaki Hydropower project and was worth 2.5 billion dollars. It seems, Nepal is now gradually trying to come out of the dragon’s grip particularly when national elections in the Himalayan nation are nearing and the entire left political parties are uniting together with the dragon’s financial support to challenge the current political dispensation.

When communist Prachanda was at the helm in Nepal, Nepal-China relations touched a new height with the latter getting enough opportunities to start various bilateral projects in the Himalayan nation belying decades of long term friendship with India. China had been trying since long to diplomatically or through economic appeasement influence Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh to surround India from the security point of view but it hadn’t succeeded so far despite umpteen attempts.

Now, it’s trying to make trade and infrastructural inroads in these SAARC NATONS having already fully triumphed in the matter of Pakistan, India’s traditional foe.

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Dalai Lama’s visit has made China so much upset that they do not know what to do not know they are warning India to beware that they will openly support Pakistan over Kashmir issue and this news was published in a Chinese newspapers and Chinese media channels.

China should understand now that they do not have any right to speak on Kashmir issue and should be in their boundaries instead of complaining and threatening India about the consequences of Kashmir interference.

This comment over Kashmir issue from Zhu Weiqun came just a day after the Chinese Foreign Ministry warned India had “obstinately disregarded” and doing so would escalate border disputes.

Chinese are even claiming that India is losing its dignity as big power by allowing Dalai Lama in Arunachal Pradesh.

A top party official and head of the Ethnic and Religious Affairs committee of the National Committee of the Chinese people’s political party Consultative Conference commented that China could interfere in the Kashmir problem and on the same hand he also claimed that their GDP is several times higher as compared to India and also their military capabilities that can reach the Indian Ocean and having good relations with India’s peripheral nations, id China engages in a geopolitical game with India, will China lose to Delhi?.

China media has further published that the China has never provoked any bilateral disputes or made any demand on India over the Dalai Lama. So Delhi should respond to China’s goodwill with goodwill.

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US President-elect Donald spoke directly with the President of Taiwan, a move that has infuriated China and shows uncertainty over US policy towards Asia.
Trump is wooing countries having strategic clash with China. China charges that Trump’s policy amounts to collecting “protection money” by referring to his statement to make the US’s allies pay America for helping defend them. 

Giving an insight into his foreign policy, Donald Trump posted a tweet “The President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen called me today to wish me congratulations on wining the Presidency. Thank you!” This almost reverses US policy of recognizing ‘Taiwan-China as One China’ followed since Jimmy Cartar in 1979; rather the US President elect has made it clear to China that henceforth it will not follow the submissive diplomatic decisions of the previous administrations and the President of the United States of America will talk to whom so ever he wants in the interest of his country and nobody can dictate any sort of terms to the superpower. 

After China criticized US for taking the call of Taiwan, Trump retaliated via twitter by letting it know that it never consulted US for devaluing their currency and for building  a massive military complex in the South China Sea. 

He conveyed a clear message to China that Washington is going to get tough in its dealing with Beijing and the world should not underestimate him in handling the world affairs.  

Acknowledging that Taiwan has become militarily weak and economically ruined because of China’s policies and Trump has worked out a plan to upgrade the status of US representation in Taiwan thereby restoring full diplomatic relations with it.

President Tsai Ing-wen will meet members of Trump’s team while in New York on her way to Central America. 

Trump refuses to even entertain any interference from China in this regard and Communist Party authorities will be closely watching all the developments keenly.

Article Courtesy : Arti Bali, Senior Journalist & Analyst

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There are grave concerns about what type of policy will be adopted by US President-elect Donald Trump with regard to Russia  and the  global trade that may drastically effect the emerging economies.
Donald Trump’s initial vision to reset relations with Vladimir Putin to eliminate ISIS from the Middle East and other parts of the world may turn out to be a very long drawn process.

The US-Russian relations differ fundamentally on numerous issues like Syria, Ukraine and NATO. Aggressive Putin after having annexed Ukraine’s Crimea is on the mission to increase its power, area and influence to counter US super power status and to show Beijing that it is still ahead of China.

Trump’s planning to have a rapprochement with Russia will have to cross many hurdles as his own top advisers , Pentagon officials, State Department officials, the Congress, Intelligence sleuths and even US allies will be found resisting the shift in US foreign policy based on various considerations.

Putin is considering a military invasion of Baltic countries(Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) as Russia has deployed 225000 troops, ammunition including nuclear-capable ballistic missiles in the enclave of Kaliningard between Nato members Lithuania and Poland. 

After having tense ties with US under Barack Obama leadership, Putin aims to hold a bilateral meeting with Trump to reset the ties based on specific conditions that first US recognition of Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea Peninsula  and ending of economic sanctions. 

Second US and its Nato allies should reduce their military engagement in eastern Europe (air and maritime advantage) and in Central Asia. 

Russian spokesman Dmitry Peshov elucidated that “slowdown or withdrawal of Nato military potential from our borders could lead to a kind of detente in Europe.”

To put more explicitly, Putin’s opinion is that his conditions would lead to weakening of the USA and ultimate destruction of the Western integration institution NATO. 

The Europe and US new administration will properly reassess Russia’s move and advice Donald Trump to properly counter the Cold War rival.

Article Courtesy: Arti Bali, Senior Journalist & Analyst