Overview for China-South Asian Issues Equation and Politics
China's increasing political, economicn and military influence in South Asia may have a negative impact on democratic development trends but could help stabilise the long-running Indo-Pakistani conflict. China's inceasing strategic presence in South Asia has to be viewed in this global environmrnt. China's moves would undoubtedly contribute to optimize the rapid growth of the vast underserviced South Asian markets while increasing the import of Chinese products. However, these developments would progressively reduce India's dominant influence in the sub continent and Indian Ocean Region (IOR) with the progressive increase in China's strategic reach to the Indian Ocean littorals. interest in oil exploration in the Indian Ocean is a matter of strategic concern for India. Concerns have been expressed in India about what has come to be known as China's "string of pearls" strategy of based and diplomatic ties stretching from the Middle East to southern China that includes Gwadar port in Pakistan, Chittagong in Bangladesh, and Hambantota in Sri Lanka. While Bangladesh has granted China exploration rights for developing natural gas fields of its own, friction in India- Bangladesh ties has precluded cooperation between India and Bangladesh on the issue of energy. China's activities near the Kenyan port of Mombasa will make India further wary of Chinese long-term plans vis-a India. China's interests in Afghanistan and Pakistan are complex and multi-dimensional, and are primarily driven by internal considerations. Currently, China's leaders are concerned that a sighnificant drop in economic growth - a result of the global economic crisis - will lead to increased levels of unemployment and destabilizing levels of popular unrest. China's need to maintain economic growth and domestic stability significantly inform its approach to Afghanistan and Pakistan. China certainly does not want to see nuclear-armed Pakistan be overrum by Islamic extremists. Nor does it want to see a degree of instability in either country that could complicate China's access to their resoureces and transit routes. Additionally, of particular concern to Chinese authorities is the possibly that extremists could migrate from Afghanistan or Pakistan into China, or that their activities could catalyze extremists groups in its interior provinces. As the book addresses this crucial issue quite deftly, it is hoped that it would prove to be a sources of great information for the reader.
R. Ranjan (Author)
R.Ranjan has credit to his all higher qualifications B.A.(Hons.) Pol. Sc., M.A. (Pol.Sc.) from Delhi Unersity and M.Phil. from J.N.U. Presently, he is an Assist. Professor at Govt.K.R.G.College Jiwaji University, Gwalior. He possesses a prolong experience of teaching and reasearch works pertaining of Indian Government and Politices in current perspective. He is a prolific Writer and Efitor and has attended many national and international conferences and seminars.