Accession Number:

ADA590218

Title:

Chinese Policy Toward South Asia: Implications and Prospects for Nepal

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

China is taking bolder steps to strengthen its position vis-a-vis the United States in South Asia. Chinese involvement in South Asia is mostly focused on the two nuclear countries of the subcontinent, India and Pakistan. After the Cold War, relations among the United States, China and India changed significantly. A new asymmetric triangular formation dominated by the United States depicts the strategic relations in South Asia. China and India both have emerged as the growing powers in Asia. Although China had long border tensions with India, bilateral trade relations have improved recently. Now China has become the largest trading partner of India. In this context, this paper focuses on Chinas strategic intentions with India. This paper has also examined the possibilities of Nepal becoming a bridge between the two rapidly growing economies, both to benefit them and Nepal.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE