Sunday, December 28, 2008

China: A Trouble Creator For India

China and India are the two fastest growing economy of the world and can be classified as one of the super power of the world. Even Manorama yearbook has also quoted that India and China are the Asian player of 21st century. Both the countries face similar type of problem and both are multi-linguistic country, both sharing historical and cultural background. Thus we can say that China and India are the global players and if cooperate each other, both the countries can even leave American economy far behind within few decades.

But there is a huge hurdle between this. China has never tried to cooperate India, neither in diplomatic nor in economical way. India had worked upon several strategies, which tried to bond India with China. India's first treaty with China was in 1954, a peace treaty. But soon, in 1962, war broke between India and China. India lost to China and as a consequence, it captured a vast Indian territory. It was probably the first betrayal by China in modern history. China captured 90,000 sq. km of Indian Territory, near the eastern border (Arunachal Pradesh), and still this area is under Chinese control. After the victory in 1962 war, China has befriended India’s greatest enemy. China gave support to Pakistan, a terrorist land.
India is a country of vast diversity and believes in equality of religion. But, in 1956, Indian sentiment was hurt when China broke on Tibet. As India was supporting Tibet, a small Himalayan country, India gave shelter to Dalai Lama and this pursuit-angered China. It clearly showed that China had no respect for India.
After the attacks of 26/11 in Mumbai, countries like United States, France and UK has led their hand of support towards India, in order to eradicate terrorism. But China has not even uttered a word in favor of India.

India and China share a rich historical and cultural background. In ancient period, Chinese travelers like Fa Hein came to India. Nalanda University in Bihar comprised of several Chinese students. Marco Polo came to India as a messenger of Kublai Khan, grandson of Chengiz Khan. Although, they both share culture and diversity, yet China never tried to understand the misery of India.

But, why? This is probably because China still thinks that India is inferior to China and assumes that there is no benefit to negotiate with India, a country with billion populations, facing large number of problems. China has negotiated with Russia, United States, Japan, Brazil and other developed nations, but has always neglected developing countries. Unlike United States, China had neither worked upon any anti-terrorism issue at global scale, nor it had tries to understand the misery of poor developing countries. Many Indians are anti-Americans. They think that negotiating with America would lead to destruction. But, in my opinion, America has done a lot for the development of India in comparison to China.

China has never tried to understand the misery of India. Actually they have also underestimated the power of India. India is a developing country and will become a developed one within a decade. Several times India had tried to establish peaceful relation with China but every time, one or the other reason angered China due to which the situation is getting worse. Well I think that India too should neglect China’s importance. In my opinion, China is just like brother of Pakistan for India who has always gifted trouble to India.

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