• SHARE

Regarding Dipak Basu’s Dec. 16 letter, “China doesn’t respect diplomacy“: Basu’s analysis of China smacks of a prejudice all too common in India. Rightwing Hindu nationalists, in particular, tend to hold a grudge against China. This usually has a lot less to do with territorial squabbles (in which China and India have behaved equally badly) than with two issues:

● China’s support for Pakistan. Without China’s help over the years, belligerent Hindu nationalists might well have gotten their way and successfully invaded at least part of Pakistan.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW