Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India, and Japan by Brahma Chellaney

By Brahma Chellaney

With the world's fastest-growing markets, fastest-rising army costs, and so much risky sizzling spots, a resurgent Asia holds the major to the long run international order. dealing with advanced defense, strength, and developmental demanding situations during this period of globalization and ever-sharpening interstate festival, a robust China, a powerful India, and a powerful Japan have to movement past historic legacies and locate how one can reconcile their pursuits so that it will coexist peacefully and attain larger prosperity. In Asian Juggernaut, Brahma Chellaney, a popular authority on Asia's political and fiscal improvement, explores the significance of this strategic triangle shaped via Asia's 3 greatest economies supply a transparent, insightful, and revelatory research in their cooperative destiny and pivotal position at the global degree. Revised and up-to-date, with a brand new foreword via the writer

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Since then, the dynamics of the India–China equation have evolved in a way that their nuclear rivalry, competition for influence in Asia, growing bilateral trade and festering border disputes remain centre-stage. The intricacies of the relationships between China– India and China–Japan are evident both from the bilateral territorial or maritime disputes and the lingering emphasis on historical grievances, especially by Beijing concerning Tokyo and New Delhi vis-à-vis China. Both those relationships remain weighed down by bitter memories.

Indeed, the ascent of Asia, as symbolized by China, India and Japan, has in some quarters conjured up a perceived threat to Western pastures. S. President George W. Bush, who said: ‘In a dynamic world economy, we are seeing new competitors, like China and India, and this creates uncertainty, which makes it easier to feed people’s fears. So we’re seeing some old temptations return. Protectionists want to escape competition, pretending that we can keep our high standard of living while walling off our economy.

While the heated rivalry between Japan and China has deep roots, dating back to the sixteenth century, the Chinese and Indian military frontiers met for the first time in history only in 1950, when China annexed (or, as its history books say, ‘liberated’) Tibet, a buffer nearly the size of Western Europe. Within 12 years of becoming India’s neighbour, China invaded that country, with Mao Zedong cleverly timing the aggression with the Cuban missile crisis. Since then, the dynamics of the India–China equation have evolved in a way that their nuclear rivalry, competition for influence in Asia, growing bilateral trade and festering border disputes remain centre-stage.

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