Articles By Claude Arpi

Little Bhutan in Tibet

Little Bhutan in Tibet

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 20 Jul , 2017

China quite amazingly is able to deny even the most undeniable facts. Geng Shuang , spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was recently asked by an Indian correspondent, about the details...

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When the Chinese Confuse the Issues

When the Chinese Confuse the Issues

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 15 Jul , 2017

The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China has purposefully created a lot of confusion about the trijunction between India, Tibet and Bhutan. He quoted time and again the 1890...

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China is on a sticky wicket in Bhutan

China is on a sticky wicket in Bhutan

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 13 Jul , 2017

Has China lost its gamble on a Himalayan ridge in Sikkim? It is too early to say, but some lessons can already be drawn from the scuffle between the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army in...

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China Believes The Best Form Of Defence Is Attack

China Believes The Best Form Of Defence Is Attack

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 09 Jul , 2017

After completing my first book on Tibet in the 1990s, I looked for a title which could resume the content of my research.  At the end of the 19th century, Tibet was a mere pawn in the Great Game...

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The Great Game over Sikkim

The Great Game over Sikkim

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 06 Jul , 2017

The spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been vociferously trying to convince the Indian correspondents in Beijing about the1890 Convention (known as Convention of March 17,...

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When China refuses to talk about Bhutan and Sikkim boundaries

When China refuses to talk about Bhutan and Sikkim boundaries

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 04 Jul , 2017

Yesterday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Geng Shuang stated that the border in Sikkim was well demarcated, according to the 1890 Convention between Great Britain and China and Doka...

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A World War over some sheeps and a few Yaks?

A World War over some sheeps and a few Yaks?

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 03 Jul , 2017

As I mentioned in my last post, ‘differences of perceptions’ on the Tibet-Sikkim-Bhutan and the Sikkim-Tibet borders are not new. China used fully these differences during the Indo-Pakistan...

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China tries to alter the status quo in Bhutan

China tries to alter the status quo in Bhutan

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 01 Jul , 2017

China has recently tried to change the status quo in the Doklam area of the Bhutan-Tibet border. On June 29, the Royal Government of Bhutan, which had held 24 rounds of talks with China so far,...

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The Tibet Recipe, a New Airport in Xinjiang

The Tibet Recipe, a New Airport in Xinjiang

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 25 Jun , 2017

Xinhua announced yesterday the construction of a new regional airport in Xinjiang. It will be built in Yutian, a remote County of Hotan/Khotan Prefecture in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region...

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Trespass on Barahoti: We had it coming

Trespass on Barahoti: We had it coming

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 18 Jun , 2017

An improved infrastructure should be provided to the Indian Army and the paramilitary forces to man the area. According to PTI, on June 3, two helicopters of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)...

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