Claude Arpi
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He is a French-born author, journalist, historian and Tibetologist.

VARIETY

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Xi Jinping's many problems: Hong Kong to Xinjiang

Beijing faced a 'tsunami' in favour of the pro-democracy movement and then its atrocities on Uyghur Muslims were exposed to the world.

POLITICS

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How Rafale verdict proved to be a win for India

India is the only country where so many hurdles can be put in defence deals - it took only three months for Egypt to buy 24 Rafales in 2015.

POLITICS

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Why India's northern borders are threatened

While the world speaks of artificial intelligence and facial recognition, India can't find better ways to monitor unwanted elements on the borders.

POLITICS

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How Xi Jinping crossed the Nepal hurdle

Important projects impacting India's security were inked between China and Nepal.

POLITICS

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What went unsaid between Modi and Xi

Everything that happened at Mamallapuram remains 'informal', including the decisions taken (if any).

POLITICS

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Message for India in President Xi Jinping's love for guns and glory

China is clearly getting ready in case of another showdown with India.

POLITICS

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Is Xi Jinping all that powerful?

One can understand that India will not be a priority for Xi, but, can China afford a clash with India, adding yet another headache for its President?

POLITICS

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China readies for next Dalai Lama. Why India should be worried

The Chinese-selected Panchen Lama has been touring villages bordering India.

LIFE

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Tibetan Uprising: Where is the Buddha?

"With the end of the debate on Tibet in the United Nations, Tibetans lost all hopes of their survival, stare at the sky with the blank eyes and ask: where is God, where is the Buddha?”

POLITICS

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Why China is far from being a 'normal' state

Under the prevailing circumstances, it is difficult for India to maintain healthy relations with China. The establishment in Beijing should realise this.