China drafts Look West Policy

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  1. IBSA

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    'Eye on India, China all set to look west'

    Ahead of a once-in-a-decade leadership change in China, strategists in Beijing are scripting a new 'Look West' policy, giving primacy to ties with India while rebalancing Beijing's decades old pro-Pakistan tilt to counter American influence.

    "The Americans are looking towards East and we look towards the West," Wang Jisi, a Chinese strategist who worked closely with Chinese leaders including outgoing President Hu Jintao to reset the badly ruptured relations with India after 1962 conflict, said giving a rare insight into the thinking among the leadership.

    By West, Wang means the West of China, starting from India, the sprawling South and West Asia and beyond.

    "China ignored the West for long and it is time for rebalance not only for oil, natural gas but also very big economic opportunities," he said, quoting recent studies that China's trade with India and rest of Asia grew seven times faster than Beijing's trade growth in recent years.

    As China looks to reset its ties with India, he said Beijing's "all weather" relations with Pakistan were no longer driven by the factor to contain New Delhi, but to prevent the Islamic militancy in Xinjiang, bordering Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

    "We have to fend off extreme Islamic terrorism from getting into China from Pakistan and we need Pakistan more like all weather ally," he added.

    "Pakistan is increasingly getting weak. It is much less than GDP of India. I am sad about it," he said.

    Times of India
     
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    As they say, strength respects strength. When India was weak, despite all our moralizing and good intentions, the big powers considered us to be annoying and either ignored or threatened us.

    When we started growing strong, they slowly started taking notice of us. First the US, then the EU, then the US lackeys (Australia, Canada, UK), and now China.

    India needs to keep its head down and stay focused on growing stronger in the next decade or two, and countries will automatically start clamouring to be friends with us. As Mao said, power flows from the barrel of a gun.
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    Look west policy

    :pound:

    I'd be keen to see how many states take the bait.
     
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    shiphone Senior Member Senior Member

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    From TOI ?
    :rofl:we should learn from MR KB ...add something like ' Indian Media' in the title...and India is to the South-West of China.

    in our media...we got to know this policy(Look West) ONLY means open the new energy channel to the center Asia nations for oil, natural gas, raw material. find the new market for the goods made in China ,and rebuild the Logistics channel to the west asia and europe via the railway .
     
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    Verify and then trust !
     
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    look west what is in the west US led NATO and their allies, Brazil,mexico almost nobody here will strike a alliance with china they may maintain cordial relations (like india) so look west cant be a strategic policy
     
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    First, looking west is not the west of US, but the west of China!
    Second, China is not looking for a military alliance with any country, even pakistane! So, whether or not the country is an ally or member of Nato is not the concern in this policy! As other Chinese member pointed out here, this policy is looking for resources and markets!
     
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    Brazil is not a NATO member nor an USA's all-weather ally.

    Actually, Brazil currently is most friend of China than USA due to BRICS group.
     
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    i mean to say brazil is not going to go against NATO to help china
     
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    market as in ?
     
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    In everything, raw materials, energy, consumer goods, electronic hardwares, agriculture products, you name it.
     

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