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Comprising 60.3 percent of the world's 7.2 billion population, Asia is an enigma to many in the West. Hugely dynamic in its demographic, economic, technological and financial development, its changes are as rapid as they are diverse. The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy provides the reader with a clear, balanced and comprehensive overview on Asia's foreign policy and accompanying theoretical trends. Placing the diverse and dynamic substance of Asia's international relations first, and bringing together an authoritative assembly of contributors from across the world, this is a reliable introduction to non-Western intellectual traditions in Asia. VOLUME 1: PART 1: Theories; PART 2: Themes; PART 3: Transnational Politics; PART 4: Domestic Politics; PART 5; Transnational Economics. VOLUME 2: PART 6: Foreign Policies of Asian States; ...

Will India Become China's Africa?
Will India become China's Africa?
Jonathan Holslag
Introduction

In 2005, Jairam Ramesh, an Indian politician, proposed that China and India leave their historical disputes behind to form a profitable economic partnership.1 The idea of Chindia was born. China would specialize in manufacturing and India in services, so that both could flourish. Manmohan Singh and Wen Jiabao, the two prime ministers at that time, echoed this idea by proposing to turn the Himalaya from a contested frontier into a mountain of peace. I, for one, was sceptical about the idea.2 To create enough jobs for its rapidly growing population, India needed hundreds of manufacturing jobs, and, I thought, ...

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