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Is a China-centric world inevitable?

The country makes use of templates from the past to construct a modern narrative of power and its activities on the Doklam plateau should be seen in this context.

Shanghai's Pudong financial district. China, like other nations before it, cultivates an aura of overwhelming power and invincibility to prevent resistance.

New Delhi

INDIA is in a prolonged standoff with Chinese forces on the Doklam plateau. China may have been caught offguard after Indian armed forces confronted a Chinese road-building team in the Bhutanese territory.

Peaceful resolution requires awareness of the context for the...

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