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China in South Asia: A Nepali Perspective

Public Seminar

Friday 27th May 2011, 4pm to 5.30pm, Room V103, Tower 2, LSE

Speaker: Pushpa Adhikari

Chair: Athar Hussain

China and South Asia represent a unique example of the world's two ancient civilizations that have evolved at close proximity to each other over thousands of years. Nine countries in South Asia (including Myanmar) have consistently tried to deconstruct their own history including one about their ties with China in the past years. Rivers and mountains link China and South Asia in physical terms but the cultural and traditional links are also interwoven in a wider context. Their interface became somewhat negative during the colonial subjugation. Given China's sensitivity on Tibet, China's South Asia policy had always been guided by strategic and security considerations particularly by the risks of interference by some external powers that wanted to undo the country's communist revolution. In an effort to build stronger linkages with South Asian countries, China has emerged as a major supplier of military hardware and technology to smaller and volatile South Asian countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Burma. This has been understood in terms of Beijing's strategic vision of emerging as an Asian leader which has a direct bearing on the South Asian security and strategic environment.

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