The Times of India has published an article titled “Contradictory views on Kashmir emerging from China,” which says, “There are signs one section of the Chinese elite wants to persuade India to join China’s Belt and Road plan while another section wants to play the bully.” The article also cites various views from China on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a transport and infrastructure project to connect China’s far west with Pakistan’s ports, which runs right through parts of the disputed region of Kashmir that are administered by Pakistan but claimed by India.
We noted the rising anxiety in India over CEPC, China, and its coziness with Pakistan in January. Those tensions aren’t going away.
The U.S.-China 50: Meet the people powering the world’s most complex and consequential relationship / Foreign Policy (paywall)
Includes journalist Mei Fong, author of One Child, and previous guest on the Sinica Podcast.
China faces resistance to a cherished theme of its foreign policy / The Economist (paywall)
A look at the problems facing China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project to forge transport and commercial links across Eurasia. On May 4, SupChina reviewed a range of other views on OBOR.
On campuses far from China, still under Beijing’s watchful eye / NYT (paywall)
A look at chapters of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association on American university campuses, and the influence or control the Chinese government has on them.
Why the Communist Party has created a new bureau for Xinjiang / SCMP
The Communist Party “has created a new bureau to improve intelligence and policy coordination in Xinjiang.… A key function of the bureau is to provide Xinjiang-related advice and policy proposals to China’s top leaders.”
The extraordinary ways in which China humiliates Muslims / The Economist (paywall)
“Bans on ‘abnormal’ beards and even the name ‘Muhammad.’”
China’s independent think tanks told to toe the Communist Party line / SCMP
“New ‘guidelines’ were issued on Thursday by nine ministerial agencies and are designed to promote ‘healthy development’ of the sector, according to the document.”
- China’s military tech is becoming less of a joke and more of a threat / Quartz