“China wants to develop long-term friendship and cooperation with India.” So said the Chinese official who held border talks with Indian officials this week. He also predicted a “golden period for India-China relations” in the near future. What he did not say, but sceptics like me heard him say between the lines, is that all this is possible only if it is done on China’s terms.
What we heard between the lines is never uttered by China, but only demonstrated by its actions. So the real dichotomy lies between what China “says” and what China “does”.
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