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

MONEY

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Has China hit the spending curb?

Though today it looks as if Xi's 'pockets' have no bottom, the question remains, can it last forever?

POLITICS

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2019: A turbulent and eventful year for Indo-China relations

Even as China speaks of ‘early harvest’ in border negotiations, existing Confidence Building Measures need to be improved in 2020 for a good crop to both the countries.

VARIETY

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Why it is the right time to reclaim Gilgit-Baltistan

The India-China border is 4,056 km and not 3,488 km, as China would like to believe.

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?