Ananth Krishnan

OPEN TO OPINION

Beijing Diary

The writer is China correspondent for India Today.

POLITICS

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China's objection to President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to Arunachal is self-defeating

Beijing's protests only strengthen New Delhi's determination to safeguard its territory.

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Why China went out of its way to impress Donald Trump

US president got a 'state visit-plus', which goes beyond normal protocol.

POLITICS

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How India quietly reached out to China's new rulers

All seven members of the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee have more than a little familiarity with India.

POLITICS

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Why CPC Congress is significant for Xi Jinping and China

During his first term, Xi has already amassed more power than any leader since Mao Zedong.

MONEY

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What India can learn from China's bullet trains

China is home to the fastest and the most profitable bullet train services in the world.

POLITICS

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How Xi Jinping is tightening his grip over the Chinese Army

The upcoming 19th Party Congress presents the opportunity to cement his control over the military and government for the next five years.

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How China plans to use BRICS to become a global leader

China has always taken BRICS seriously and in some sense taken ownership of the Shanghai-based institution.

POLITICS

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At PLA's 90th anniversary, China shows off its war machine in grand military parade

For Xi Jinping, the parade was also an opportunity to showcase his reforms of the military.

POLITICS

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Doklam standoff: Real reason behind why China has turned the heat on India

The People's Liberation Army are currently in the throes of preparing for its 90th anniversary, on August 1.

POLITICS

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Why China has changed the rules of the game at Doklam

For the first time, China is demanding an unconditional Indian withdrawal as a precondition for diplomacy.