HomeIndian DefenceMore Chinese now regard India as a security threat. Only 8% consider...

More Chinese now regard India as a security threat. Only 8% consider it favourable

Source : The Print

More Chinese now regard India as a security threat. Only 8% consider it favourable
Representative Image

More Chinese now regard India as a security threat. Only 8% consider it favourable

Only eight per cent of Chinese citizens consider India a favourable country, a new survey suggests. China and Bhutan met for the second time this year to negotiate a border agreement. China’s first domestically built commercial airplane makes its maiden flight. The US and its allies accuse a Chinese hacking group of targeting the Guam military base. Chinascope dives into a survey on Chinese public opinion about India — and much more.

A new survey on the Chinese public’s views about international security conducted by Tsinghua University has revealed a new insight about India. There is both good and bad news.

The survey suggests that only eight per cent of those surveyed consider India to be a favourable country—a worse performance—compared to the US, which scored 12.2 per cent and Japan which stood at 13 per cent.

The latest survey paints a grimmer picture compared to a 2020 survey of the Chinese public’s views about India. According to it, almost 26.4 per cent of the respondents had a ‘favourable impression’ of India as a neighbour. The 2020 survey was conducted jointly by the nationalist tabloid Global Times and the Institute of South Asian Studies, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR).

But there is another caveat to the recent survey results.

Almost 41.5 per cent of respondents held a neutral view about India which conforms to the trend that many in China have limited interaction with India and Indians on a day-to-day basis.

The Tsinghua University’s Center for International Security and Strategy survey was on the topic “Chinese Outlook on International Security” in 2022. The survey concluded that the Covid-19 pandemic now ranks as the top international security issue, followed by international forces intervening in Taiwan and the US-China rivalry.

As expected, the US is seen as the country — according to 82 per cent of respondents — with the most impact on China’s security environment. The survey also revealed that almost 60 per cent of respondents viewed Russia favourably.

India’s position in the Chinese public’s threat perception has increased significantly in the last three years. India now ranks almost as high as Japan which has been traditionally regarded as the most severe security threat, after the US, by Beijing.

In April, the Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering created a storm in a teacup with his remarks to the Belgian Newspaper La Libre Belgique. He suggested Thimphu would watch how India and China “resolve their differences” to broach the possibility of trilateral talks over the Doklam area dispute.

In the latest action, China and Bhutan held the 12th Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on the China-Bhutan Boundary Issues in Thimphu on 24 and 25 May.

“The two sides expressed their confidence in the Three-Step Roadmap and reiterated the importance of increasing the frequency of their meetings to make further progress in its implementation. They agreed to hold the next EGM in Beijing at an early date,” said the press release by the Chinese foreign ministry.

The latest meeting in Thimphu is the second expert group meeting since the January meeting in China’s Kunming city. In Thimphu, The two sides also agreed to hold the 25th Round of China-Bhutan Boundary Talks, a mechanism which lapsed in 2016.

The fact that the next round of talks is scheduled in Beijing, instead of Kunming or Thimphu, suggests the talks have made significant progress, and the two sides might be nearing an agreement to settle their dispute. An agreement between China and Bhutan to swap the Jamparlung and Pasamlung valleys in the North with Doklam to the West wouldn’t find any takers in New Delhi. As the talks pick up the pace, there is no clarity on how New Delhi plans to express its interest by letting China and Bhutan negotiate a boundary agreement.

China has lagged behind the US and Europe in producing commercial passenger jets domestically. There was no equivalent to Boeing or Airbus jets in China so far but that has just changed.

16 years in the making, Beijing’s prestige commercial airplane C919 produced by Chinese manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China made its maiden flight from Shanghai to Beijing. The C919 project is close to Xi’s heart and vision to make China climb the heights of science and innovation.

“Xi stressed having Chinese airliners fly in the sky embodies the will of our country, the dream of our nation and the expectations of our people” reported Xinhua when Xi met with C919’s project team.

Despite drumming up the C919’s flight as a story of domestic innovation, the aircraft still relies on Western parts from engines to avionics.

The narrative in the media often portrays the US as the party seeking to decouple from China, but Beijing is sprinting towards reducing its dependence on the US and Europe.

The US and China have sparred over the semiconductor supply chain quite openly after Washington imposed a series of curbs stopping Chinese companies from accessing US technology.

Now, China has called the US memory chip company Micron Technology a national security risk and banned the company’s chips.

Though the ban is likely to have a limited impact on Micron’s business in China as the company primarily supplies private smartphone companies, the latest action shows the turf war between Beijing and Washington is just getting started.

The technology decoupling will be a slow and gradual process which both sides have now set their minds on pursuing. More Chinese now regard India as a security threat. Only 8% consider it favourable More Chinese now regard India as a security threat. Only 8% consider it favourable More Chinese now regard India as a security threat. Only 8% consider it favourable More Chinese now regard India as a security threat. Only 8% consider it favourable More Chinese now regard India as a security threat. Only 8% consider it favourable More Chinese now regard India as a security threat. Only 8% consider it favourable More Chinese now regard India as a security threat. Only 8% consider it favourable More Chinese now regard India as a security threat. Only 8% consider it favourable More Chinese now regard India as a security threat. Only 8% consider it favourable More Chinese now regard India as a security threat. Only 8% consider it favourable IgMp

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Aatmanirbhar Bharat

All

Defence Ministry set to clear ₹70,000 crore frigates’ order

New Delhi: The defence ministry is set to clear a mega ₹70,000 crore order for new warships for the Indian Navy. The stealth frigates...

Zen Technologies launches AI-powered robot for global defense market

Zen Technologies, an anti-drone technology and defence training solutions provider, in collaboration with its subsidiary AI Turing Technologies on Monday introduced AI-powered robot Prahasta,...

AMCA 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Updates

AMCA to be integrated with sophisticated indigenous Distributed Aperture System (DAS) that making it a formidable air asset for the Indian Air Force

Source : IgMp Bureau India’s Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is on the brink of a revolutionary transformation with the integration of a sophisticated Distributed...

AMCA to incorporate the best features of both 5th and 6th Generation fighters: ADA sources

Source : IgMp Bureau India's strides toward indigenous air dominance receive a substantial boost with the green signal for the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)...

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Archive Months

Miscellanous

CCS close to completing review of AMCA program; To clear for prototype development in September

Source : IgMp Bureau CCS close to completing review of AMCA program; To clear for prototype development in September The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) is...

State Dept. okays $4B sale of missile defense command system to Poland

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push(); WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of State approved a possible $4 billion foreign military sale...

Rafale M vs J-15: Indian Navy Aircraft Carriers Have an Advantage over the Chinese

Source : Frontier India Rafale M vs J-15: Indian Navy Aircraft Carriers Have an Advantage over the Chinese by Girish Linganna In India, Dassault Aviation and Team...

IAF Chief’s Greece Visit to be a gamechanger : Sharing Rafale Tactics and BrahMos-NG for Greece

Source : IgMp/Times NowRepresentative ImageThe upcoming visit of Indian Air Force Chief to Greece is being seen as a major ‘Game Changer’ as the...
Visits
error: Content is protected !!