This week

Blinken Meets Representative of Dalai Lama in India Amid Tensions With China

NEW DELHI—U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met a representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi on Wednesday, drawing an angry response from Beijing. Read more on theepochtimes.com


Antony Blinken in India to strengthen ‘Indo-Pacific engagement’

US secretary of state Antony Blinken arrived in India yesterday to discuss strengthening Indo-Pacific engagement, seen as a counter to China. Read more on independent.ie



Last week

Opinion | India, Like the U.S., Has Grown Impatient With China

Officials pushed trade and cooperation. Then came the pandemic and last year’s border clashes. Read more on wsj.com


Tensions remain high as hopes dashed for breakthrough in China and India stalemate

Military build-up continues ‘like never before’ on both sides of 2,100-mile border despite high-level talks Read more on theguardian.com


India to China: ‘Unilateral change of status quo not acceptable’

India, China agreed to ‘seek a mutually acceptable solution’ to the border problem after meeting of foreign ministers. Read more on aljazeera.com


India’s internet law adds to fears over online speech, privacy

Law puts digital platforms under direct government oversight, but critics worry it may lead to outright censorship. Read more on aljazeera.com


India has a long way to go in confronting China

China’s phenomenal economic growth, coupled with India’s inability to keep pace, has hampered India’s ability to respond to China strategically. Read more on thehill.com


What China’s Communist Party Centenary Means for India

A grand celebration on the part of Beijing’s leadership under Xi Jinping would help reinforce the country’s popular nationalism within the CCP’s rhetoric, strengthening its security and foreign policy. Read more on nationalinterest.org


China and India move tens of thousands of troops to the border as tensions rise

A year ago in the Galwan Valley, the two countries saw their bloodiest confrontation in decades, in which 20 Indian soldiers and four Chinese troops died. Read more on newsweek.com


India Shifts 50,000 Troops to China Border in Historic Move

With even more soldiers patrolling both sides of the disputed areas, any miscalculation could turn deadly. Read more on bloomberg.com


China’s ‘ally’ Greece aligns with India for a ‘free’ Indo-Pacific – Times of India

India Business News: Greece, which has developed close ties with China, even allowing China to operate the Piraeus port, on Saturday signed on to the Indo-Pacific vision. Read more on timesofindia.indiatimes.com


Commentary: China has an insatiable appetite for super dams

NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of China (CCP) will stage a patriotic extravaganza on Jul 1 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding. … Read more on channelnewsasia.com


China military holds -military-holds-record-breaking-drill-tibet-amid-heightened-tensions-

China also announced this week it was deploying additional troops to the Line of Actual Control dividing its border with India. Read more on newsweek.com


SBC becomes first US denomination to condemn China’s genocide of Uyghurs

NASHVILLE — Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention’s 2021 Annual Meeting voted to adopt a resolution condemning the “genocide” committed against Uyghurs and other ethnic Muslims by the Chinese government, becoming the first major United States-based denomination to speak out against the abuses. Read more on christianpost.com


Pakistan’s PM won’t condemn China’s Uyghur treatment after decrying Islamophobia elsewhere

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan repeatedly refused to acknowledge China’s repression of Uyghur Muslims during an interview with “Axios on HBO,” deflecting to other global human rights issues and citing China’s denial of the crackdown in Xinjiang. Read more on axios.com