According to an interesting article appearing in e magazine, Mindbullets, China is breaching the vacuum created by US leadership crisis and not Europe. With a large population and internal consumption, the needle to nano technology country is there everywhere. It’s new generation entrepreneurs such as Jack Ma have acquired cult status almost at par with Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. China’s innovators in the field of machine or artificial intelligence, robotics and nanotechnology are making major disruptions in the fields of telecom, e commerce and global financial systems. It is also focusing on infrastructure and its dream of One Belt One Road (OBOR) is a manifestation of its endeavour to provide seamless movement of raw materials into China and finished goods from China.
There have been videos doing rounds on social media concerning China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Though being objected to by India, as it stretches along the territory under disputed occupation of Pakistan, the structure itself is being touted as eighth wonder of the world reckoning the sheer technological marvel that it is! Though abandoned by US, it’s old ally, Pakistan hardly seems worried on economic or defence fronts (two areas in which it relied on US – for financial aid and weaponry) as China is proving to be its all weather friend and to that extent Pakistan foreign policy makers can not be faulted.
With Kargil and Doklam issues still very fresh in our memories, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives showing clear tilt towards China and Bangladesh posing problem of different sort, India cannot afford to lower its guard. But the policy makers and politicians of this country do not seem to be realising this issue and giving it the attention that it deserves. Their infighting, mud slinging and policy of promoting vote banks seem to be destroying the social fabric of our great country weakening it internally. All sane minded forces should rise above petty politics to be together because united we stand and divided we fall. We, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians and above all the Indians will be there only if India of our dreams is there – strong and prosperous.