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China’s Ties With India Will be Competitive and Confrontational Says Leading India Scholar

Sino-India analyst Liu Zongyi, a senior fellow at the Shanghai Institutes of International Studies, speaking at an online event organized by Renmin University. Image via Remin University.

One of China’s leading India scholars, Liu Zongyi, a senior fellow at the prestigious Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS), outlined a grim vision for the future of Sino-Indian relations, warning that they’ll be contentious, competitive and even confrontational.

Liu’s outlook is important given his prominence within SIIS, one of China’s leading think tanks that regularly advises senior foreign policy stakeholders in Beijing. 

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