[Tension between China and India drags on trade, isolation is inconsistent with China’s interests] Indian Customs intercepts Chinese imports and makes headlines Were you familiar with the news that Indian customs seized goods from China? Not long ago when Australia-China relations were tense, Australia’s goods were also boycotted, and Australia-China cooperation was greatly affected. The increasing conflict in the border area between China and India is affecting the economic and trade ties between the two countries.
【Tension between China and India drags on trade, isolation is not in line with China’s interests】India Customs intercepted Chinese imports and made headlines
Were you familiar with the news that Indian customs seized goods from China?
Not long ago when Australia-China relations were tense, Australia’s goods were also boycotted, and Australia-China cooperation was greatly affected.
The growing conflict in the border area between China and India is affecting the economic and trade ties between the two countries. India has set off a wave of boycotts against Chinese goods. India has even removed Chinese network software products such as Douyin and WeChat. The company allegedly lost tens of billions.
According to current figures, China is currently India’s largest trading partner, while China enjoys a trade surplus of up to US$50 billion, ranking second. Under the influence of the epidemic, India-China trade is more important to China. It is for this reason that the Indian side has the conditions to take trade boycott measures against China-exactly the same as China did in the past to other countries, so it is in fact unable to refute.
At the same time, the tension on the border is also deepening the political and strategic suspicions between China and India. China’s efforts to promote the “Belt and Road” initiative in South Asia and the Indian Ocean have triggered India’s strategic suspicions, and recent tensions at the border have heightened India’s doubts about China’s intentions in the region.
Although China has spent a lot of effort to build a China-India summit and a strategic dialogue mechanism, bilateral relations have shown a retrogressive trend in recent years, forming a vicious circle with the border situation.
It may be of great significance to China. Under this background, India has become increasingly close to the strategic partners of the United States and the Asia-Pacific region. The Indo-Pacific strategy is going deeper, and it will and will continue to increase its far-reaching impact on China.
The new conflict between India and China in the economic and trade field has important implications for China. In dealing with foreign relations, the principle of separation of trade and politics should be strictly opposed, and politicization of trade should be opposed. Link trade and politics to establish a positive image of a country that is responsible and rules-oriented, so as not to give it to others.
For example, in this India-China trade conflict, if China has done well in the past and set an example, it will be more powerful and beneficial in countering India.
The new conflict between India and China in the economic and trade field is part of China’s growing tensions with the world. Another important revelation of this state of affairs is that it should avoid plunging itself into multiple dilemmas and diplomatic isolation when implementing foreign policy.
For example, because the West does not recognize China’s market economy status, it is conceivable that trade friction will become more and more frequent in Sino-foreign relations in the future. At the same time, Sino-US relations have continued to deteriorate and are constantly breaking through the hostile bottom line.
Under this circumstance, maintaining the strategic stability of the Western Front and the rear is urgently needed by China’s diplomacy. In the Sino-Indian border conflict, a constructive attitude is crucial.
The so-called slap is silent. If we control the border conflicts that are currently expanding and escalating with a constructive attitude at an early stage, we can avoid trade conflicts with India and drag on our national economy; we can even resolve conflicts as an opportunity. This will make China’s efforts to manage the relationship with India higher, and deepen mutual trust.
This can alleviate China’s current diplomatic situation, so as to better safeguard and realize national interests.