Anti-China Sentiment Rising in India

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A live 'Asia Rising' podcast recording for La Trobe Asia

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Thursday 14 October 2021 02:00 pm until Thursday 14 October 2021 03:00 pm (Add to calendar)
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La Trobe Asia
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La Trobe Asia
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Public Lecture; Public

In June 2020 there was a clash between India and China at a disputed border site in the Himalayan Galwan Valley, in which twenty India soldiers were killed. A wave of anti-Chinese sentiment swelled across India, with Chinese-made televisions thrown from balconies, restaurants boycotted and Chinese goods burnt. With the covid-19 pandemic devastating India the anti-Chinese sentiment has only worsened.

While bilateral trade between the two countries is now recovering, there is a conscious effort of decoupling. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has banned hundreds of Chinese apps, slowed approval for Chinese investment and called for self-reliance. With Indian public discourse on China worsening, have the two countries have walked away from shaping the ‘Asian century’ together?

Guest: Snigdha Poonam, Author and independent Journalist

A live 'Asia Rising' podcast recording for La Trobe Asia

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