Articles By Claude Arpi

How China could benefit from Pakistan's 'Dream Corridor'

How China could benefit from Pakistan's 'Dream Corridor'

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 27 Mar , 2017

For Pakistan, it was a dream come true. When President Xi Jinping visited Islamabad in April 2015, he pledged an eye-popping 46 billion dollars for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)....

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An Epic Journey: The day the Dalai Lama came to India

An Epic Journey: The day the Dalai Lama came to India

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 24 Mar , 2017

The Tibetan spiritual leader’s upcoming visit to Tawang, the district through which he first entered India, is probably behind China’s new desire to claim the area. Claude Arpi recalls the Dalai...

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Xinjiang: Relentlessly Beat and Strike Hard

Xinjiang: Relentlessly Beat and Strike Hard

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 22 Mar , 2017

Two years ago, during the ‘Two Sessions’, a senior Uygur military official declared that “terrorist attacks would not affect the overall stability of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur...

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A Chinese: Closer Reflection On The Minorities Issue

A Chinese: Closer Reflection On The Minorities Issue

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 15 Mar , 2017

Guess who is coming for dinner? On March 11, a rare event took place in Beijing: the seven members of the Politburo’s Standing Committee, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng,...

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Gullible Innocents, or willing Propagandists?

Gullible Innocents, or willing Propagandists?

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 11 Mar , 2017

The publication of pro-China articles by the India media raises two questions: First, why are Indian journalists propagating stories planted by Beijing? Second, can the Chinese be trusted even...

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The Great Economic and Geopolitical Asymmetry between India and China

The Great Economic and Geopolitical Asymmetry between India and China

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 07 Mar , 2017

At the end of the first round of the strategic dialogue between India and China co-chaired by Zhang Yesui, the Chinese Vice Foreign Minister and Jaishankar, the Indian Foreign Secretary, The...

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A Train to Chumbi Valley?

A Train to Chumbi Valley?

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 28 Feb , 2017

A Tibetan website has just announced that the Mila (spelt ‘Mira’ by the Chinese media) tunnel will be opened on June 30. According toTibetonline.cn, at an average altitude of 4,740 meters, this...

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Defence Minister India should not have had

Defence Minister India should not have had

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 26 Feb , 2017

The Himalayan blunders of Krishna Menon are many. He humiliated competent Armed Forces’ officers and backed his cronies, though they were less capable. One of the results was India’s...

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Chinese Dogs to Patrol Lhasa

Chinese Dogs to Patrol Lhasa

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 20 Feb , 2017

Police dogs will now patrol the streets of Lhasa, the Tibetan capital; it was announced yesterday. It is a first. For the first time on February 16, the Tibet Autonomous Region’s Public Security...

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New Highways in Xinjiang ..for Pakistani fish?

New Highways in Xinjiang ..for Pakistani fish?

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 16 Feb , 2017

Beijing has decided to invest US $ 24.8 billion (170 bn yuan) for constructing a network of highways in Xinjiang …for improving connectivity with Pakistan. This is the official...

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