China drops Arunachal to create â€˜positiveâ€™ vibes before Li Keqiangâ€™s India visit BEIJING: China has dropped its aggressive stance on Arunachal Pradesh and other contentious issues in the first ever Blue book on India. The book has been carefully crafted to avoid expressing grouse on issues like the border dispute and the presence of the Dalai Lama in India. "The purpose of the Blue book is to inform ordinary Chinese people about the rise of India as a fast developing and powerful country. The tone is positive throughout the book," Ma Jiali, one of the book's contributors and a researcher at the Communist Party School, told TOI. "Only basic details are given about controversial issues like the border dispute. There's no attempt to instigate negative feelings about India," Ma said. "The South Tibet (Arunachal) issue is discussed as part of the border problem. But not in much detail," Ma added. The purpose is to make available an official view of India, and avoid anti-India hysteria over the Chinese Internet during the forthcoming visit of premier Li Keqiang from May 19, sources said. Chinese scholars, journalists and blog writers, who have millions of followers on Twitter-like websites, are expected to take the cue from the official document and create a positive atmosphere during Li's visit, sources said. The Blue book says that the Congress-led coalition government in New Delhi is facing its worst crisis because of internal differences and a string of corruption scandals. It also discusses the BJP and other political parties in India besides talking about widespread discontent and agitations in India. The book, mostly written by scholars in Yunnan University and published in Chinese, was released in an official ceremony on May 10 during the recent visit of minister for external affairs Salman Khurshid to Beijing. India's relationship with China and Pakistan are covered in a chapter on the country's foreign policy since 1947. Issues covered in the book include India's economy, educational system, the technology industry and rural development. Although Beijing continuously complains about the United States creating an Asian front to contain China, the book does not suggest that India would become part of the US-led front. "Issues like Kashmir and India's fears about China building dams on upstream Brahmaputra have also been discussed. But the main focus is to introduce the reader to the issues instead of instigating negative emotion," Ma said. China drops Arunachal to create â€˜positiveâ€™ vibes before Li Keqiangâ€™s India visit - The Times of India ************************************* This is archetypal Chinese ploy. When they have a requirement, they will go to any extent to act coy so as to disarm the one addressed. Having got their way, then they will get aggressive and difficult. Right now, having stated openly that Li will be visiting India, his first visit abroad, basically to show the world how accommodating and peaceful China is, they know that it will be a huge loss of face if Li is faced with protests when he lands in India (and that will be instantly reported the world over since India is a free country where the international media has a free hand). Therefore, China has to placate the Govt so that the Govt rounds up the potential threats and take them into 'protective custody' (like the Tibetans) as also placate the Indian public that China is very 'accommodating' and 'ever so understanding'! Only teh gullible will fall prey to these Chinese machinations and devilishly cunning ploys!