A New Hope

May 18, 2013

This week Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited New Delhi, for discussions with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and the talks concluded with an announcement emphasizing on general friendship between the 2 countries. The visit-and- announcement was a rare sign of goodwill from a country that has shown animosity in every way in the past. Although the visit was shadowed with anti-China & pro-Tibet protests by the Indians, and border troubles between the nations, the visit itself is a big step as it shows China, for the first time wants to extend a hand of friendship to its long time enemy. If it is indeed so, border and other minor disputes can be easily resolved as & if they truly wish to become allies. Indians must also change their views of China – stop harping about a 100yr old illegal invasion (Tibet) or a war in the 60s – if they want a real friendship. Whatever happens, it definitely seems there is a new hope for relations between the world’s newest superpowers.

Photo Credits: Image: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

References: The Times of India, The Wall Street Journal

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