China's motives behind the Ladakh incident, explained

China's motives behind the Ladakh incident, explained

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China has been asserting its control over many of its neighbours, including India. What explains this increasingly aggressive behaviour?

0:00 - Introduction
1:48 - Why is China growing assertive?
4:27 - Why is China being aggressive against India?
6:49 - What can India do?

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0. Introduction
https://theprint.in/india/1975-arunachal-ambush-the-last-time-indian-soldiers-died-in-clash-with-china-at-lac/442674/
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/indian-army-s-releases-full-statement-on-ladakh-faceoff-between-india-china-troops/story-vF4d5995ObHFy9KRQKW2RO.html
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/situation-along-our-borders-with-china-is-under-control-army-chief-naravane/story-a3qRcQ1tgRSIwG5rWcqPTO.html#:~:text=The%20situation%20along%20India's%20borders,said%20on%20Saturday%20in%20Dehradun.&text=%E2%80%9CWe%20are%20hopeful%20that%20through,under%20control%2C%E2%80%9D%20he%20said.
https://twitter.com/fravel/status/1272960358915989505
https://mea.gov.in/press-releases.htm?dtl/32765/Phone_call_between_External_Affairs_Minister_Dr_S_Jaishankar_and_Foreign_Minister_of_China_HE_Mr_Wang_Yi
https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/xwfw_665399/s2510_665401/t1789509.shtml
https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1270315372500025344
https://peacemaker.un.org/sites/peacemaker.un.org/files/CN%20IN_961129_Agreement%20between%20China%20and%20India.pdf

1. Why is China growing assertive?
https://globalsecurityreview.com/chinese-expansionism-new-geopolitics-middle-kingdom/
https://academic.oup.com/isq/article-abstract/56/1/163/1936753?redirectedFrom=PDF
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01436597.2015.1078232?journalCode=ctwq20
https://thediplomat.com/2014/08/china-might-just-be-an-assertive-status-quo-power/
https://www.belfercenter.org/sites/default/files/files/publication/johnston_spring_2003.pdf
http://taylorfravel.com/documents/research/fravel.2010.ISR.china.expansion.pdf
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2016/03/17/understanding-germany-why-berlins-policies-reflect-its-role-as-the-status-quo-power-in-europe/#:~:text=Germany%20is%20the%20dominant%20status,in%20the%20centre%20of%20Europe.&text=Only%20in%20the%20short%20period,to%20stabilise%20the%20European%20order.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/the-message-is-clear-china-pressing-forward-to-create-new-buffer-zones/story-N7yKJxeyuLV6yGPOPmrDKO.html
https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/full/10.1162/ISEC_a_00303
https://www.brookings.edu/articles/diversionary-aggression-in-chinese-foreign-policy/
https://thewire.in/external-affairs/shivshankar-menon-interview-china
https://twitter.com/ananthkrishnan/status/1273094532532494336
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/24/world/asia/china-hong-kong-taiwan.html
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-taiwan-encourage-people-oppose-independence-12758452
https://twitter.com/shashj/status/1273613485436555268

2. Why is China being aggressive against India?
https://twitter.com/clary_co/status/1273052494994776065
https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/india-china-ladakh-lac-border-dispute-c-raja-mohan-6449294/
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/the-message-is-clear-china-pressing-forward-to-create-new-buffer-zones/story-N7yKJxeyuLV6yGPOPmrDKO.html

3. What can India do?
https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/coronavirus-impact-exports-of-key-intermediate-goods-to-china-falter-in-january/1893751/
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/sme-sector/a-163-billion-industry-struggles-to-reduce-its-dependency-on-chinese-imports/articleshow/74942617.cms?from=mdr
https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/China-Inc%E2%80%99s-growing-stake-in-India-China-relations_F.pdf
https://theprint.in/opinion/india-chinese-transgression-conflict-beijing-worried/429081/
https://foreignpolicy.com/2012/08/03/salami-slicing-in-the-south-china-sea/
http://taylorfravel.com/documents/research/fravel.2010.ISR.china.expansion.pdf
https://thewire.in/external-affairs/shivshankar-menon-interview-china
https://www.jstor.org/stable/2944796?seq=1
https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/06/04/hustling-in-himalayas-sino-indian-border-confrontation-pub-81979
https://www.ft.com/content/2226adc7-f897-4fa3-abdc-ba2ca2183cfc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gilSAJm1kUI
https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/narendra-modi-xi-jinping-meeting-india-china-relation-jammu-kashmir-6063189/
https://twitter.com/dave_janak/status/1273225244346548224
https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1273513215373176832
https://twitter.com/udaytharar/status/1273113910942601217
https://tradingeconomics.com/china/exports-by-country