The question of whether China and India can cooperate is at the core of global geopolitics. As the two countries grow their economies, the potential for conflict is no longer simply a geopolitical one based on relative power, influence and traditional quarrels over land boundaries.
This book assesses the varying interests of China and India in economics, environment, energy, and water and addresses the possibility of cooperation in these domains. Containing analyses by leading authorities on China and India, it analyses the nature of existing and emerging conflict, describes the extent of cooperation, and suggests possibilities for collaboration in the future. While it is often suggested that conflict between the giants of Asia is the norm, there are a number of opportunities for cooperation in trade, international and regional financial institutions, renewable energy development and climate change, and shared rivers.
This book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of Asian Studies, International Relations, and Asian Politics.
Introduction: The Long Peace, New Areas of Competition, and Opportunities for Cooperation in China-India Relations Kanti Bajpai, Huang Jing, and Kishore Mahbubani Part I: Economics 1. Convergence and Divergence in Development – An Indian Perspective Prem Shankar Jha 2. Towards Greater Financial Cooperation – A Chinese Perspective Zhao Gancheng 3. Bilateral Trade and Global Economy – An Indian Perspective Sanjaya Baru 4. Competitive Cooperation in Trade – A Chinese Perspective Hu Shisheng Part II: Environment and Energy 5. Working Together Towards an Ecologically Civilised World – A Chinese Perspective Pan Jiahua 6. Cooperation on Climate Change Mitigation – An Indian Perspective Arabinda Mishra and Neha Pahuja 7. Sino-Indian Interactions in Energy in the 2000s – A Chinese Perspective Zha Daojiong 8. What Scope for Resource Cooperation? – An Indian Perspective Arunabha Ghosh Part III: Water 9. Towards Riparian Rationality – An Indian Perspective Uttam Kumar Sinha 10. ARiver Flows Through It – A Chinese Perspective Selina Ho Conclusion: Ways Forward for China-India Cooperation Kanti Bajpai, Huang Jing, and Kishore Mahbubani