US-China Ties: India’s Concerns
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- US President Joe Biden met Chinese President Xi Jinping at Filoli estate on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.
- Biden called his discussion with Xi "candid and constructive" and emphasized that the "United States does not seek conflict."
- A stable relationship between the world’s two largest economies is not only good for the two economies but for the world said the US.
US-China Ties: What it means for India?
- There are always concerns in India about a ‘G-2’ or a Sino-American collaboration in Asia.
- Potential US-China understandings are bound to have a major impact, over the long term, on the evolution of the global rules on AI.
- India needs to pay close attention to some of the new areas of US-China engagement — such as regulating artificial intelligence (AI).
- Productive engagement with the Western capital should remain a high priority for India.
- India will also need to monitor the follow-up from the conversation between the two leaders on regional security issues in the Indo-Pacific, the current crisis in the Middle East, and the Ukraine war in Europe.
- India’s emphasis should be on taking advantage of the new possibilities to strengthen its ties with the US, maintaining its long-standing ties with Russia, and managing the difficult ties with China.
- India’s own rise in the international system allows it to effectively handle any sudden shifts in great power relations.
Q. There are always concerns in India about a ‘G-2’ or a Sino-American collaboration in Asia. What are the areas that India should pay attention to effectively handle any sudden shifts in great power relations?