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"Due to the assassination,Banaskantha (Gujarat): Partly, 2012 12:13 am Related News Vidya Bagchi? a top official has said. was found taking part in the deadly challenge, some right wing groups and the members of Kodava community are opposing the celebrations alleging that Tipu was a religious "bigot" who had massacred many people and forced them to embrace Islam. The BJP.

has resigned from all the posts of the outfit alleging that the PAAS leader was taking all decision unanimously without consulting others and taking the agitation on a political path. Hardik Patel is at present in exile in Rajasthan on orders of the Gujarat High Court. DGQA, "As and when the CDS is established, 2012 12:22 am Related News Why the world is wary of China?peaceful development?the essence of Chinas reassurance remained the same: there is no need to get alarmed about our power; we will behave differently from other great powers in history Of coursedespite Beijings repeated pledges of peaceful intentionsthe rest of the world has kept its scepticism For one thingthe historical record of conflicts between incumbent great powers and rising powers has provided no cause for complacency One may find various reasons to suggest that conflict between China and the US-led West is avoidable But there are equally plausible reasons why such a conflict may be quite likely In additionthe international community may initially give Beijing the benefit of the doubt Indeedthe utterance of peaceful rise by top Chinese leadersincluding President Hu Jintaowas applauded in the United States and Asia HoweverChinese deedsnot wordswould be the most convincing evidence that a resurgent Middle Kingdom will pose no threat to its neighbourslet alone directly challenge American hegemony UnfortunatelyChinese foreign policy behaviour in the last decade has failed to put to rest the fears of its neighbours and the international community While on the whole Beijing has followed a pragmatic diplomatic strategy and refrained from directly challenging the status quothe Chinese government has also engaged in many acts that are deeply disturbing Topping the list is its military modernisation As its economy growsChina has more resources to upgrade its military hardware and acquire new capabilitiessuch as quieter submarinesmore advanced jetfightersand smarter missiles In the eyes of the Chinesethere is nothing wrong with thisespecially considering the relative technological backwardness of the Chinese military Howeversuch a move inevitably disrupts the fragile balance of power in Asia: a militarily more capable China simply means a relative decline in the military capability of its neighbours and the regions security guarantorthe US The response to this classic security dilemma (one countrys pursuit of security makes other countries less secure) is predictable other Asian countries have also increased their military spending and the US has rebalanced its military deployment to address the rising Chinese military might (popularly known as the pivot to Asia) Sadlyin Beijingthese counter-moves are seen in a very different light Instead of interpreting them as a natural response to Chinas powermost Chinese policy-makers and strategic thinkers view them as part of a US-led ploy to constrain China and frustrate its legitimate aspirations of becoming Asias pre-eminent power As a resultstrategic distrust grows along with the potential for a more adversarial strategic rivalry between China and the US If one is looking for the latest evidenceall one needs to do is read recent newspaper headlines on American plans to deploy anti-missile systems in Asia and Chinas advance in its missile programmes This military modernisation alone probably would have caused less alarm had China successfully resolved its territorial disputes with its most important neighbourssuch as JapanIndiaand Vietnam But that is not the case To make things worsein the last few yearsBeijing has demonstrated a new firmness in asserting its maritime claimsspecifically in the South China Sea and the East China Sea In the South China SeaChinese claims have contributed to unprecedented tensions with Vietnam and the Philippinesand undone the image of a benevolent great power carefully crafted by China since the late 1990s The clash with Japan over the Senkaku Islandsor Diaoyu in Chinesehas escalated as well Two years agothe detention of the captain of a Chinese fishing trawler in the waters near the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands led to a serious rupture in Sino-Japanese relations because Beijing used disproportional retaliationincluding the suspension of exports of rare-earth materials to Japanto force Tokyo to release the detained fisherman This yearthe Beijing-Tokyo ties have further deteriorated because of a series of diplomatic confrontations over the same islands Constrained by domestic political factors (leadership transition in China and a weak government facing a snap election in Japan)neither side has shown willingness to back down Without assigning blame for the latest diplomatic fights and geopolitical tensions between Chinathe USand Chinas neighbourswe can probably agree on one thing: Beijings peaceful rise or peaceful development slogan has lost its appealif not credibility After a decade of waiting for Beijing to match its words with deedscountries that have the biggest stake in Chinas peaceful rise are growing morenot lessconcerned Assuaging the anxieties of its neighbours and regaining their trust should be among the top priorities of Chinas new leadership There are several things they can do right away: FirstBeijing needs to change its strategy for handling territorial disputes Instead of vigorously asserting its claimsit must pledge to adhere to applicable international laws For examplein the South China Sea disputeits refusal to resolve the disputes through multilateral means and in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea has severely undermined its standing and credibility A complete reversal here should help Beijing repair its relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and avoid a potential conflict with the other claimantsparticularly Vietnam SecondChina may have a legitimate reason to strengthen its military powerbut it has to accompany its military modernisation with complementary measures of confidence-building and transparency Genuinely reciprocal and substantive exchanges with the militaries of the countries most concerned with Chinas defence modernisationsuch as the USJapan and Indiawill help reducethough not eliminatedistrust Establishing rules that will avoid accidents is another critical measure Imposing tight restrictions on military deployment and exercise can also send a reassuring message Lastand most importantlyChinas new leaders will need to learn to see Chinas rise not from Beijings perspectivebut from that of the international communityparticularly its neighbours Such a change of perspectiverather than another marketing slogancould go a long way towards calming their fears The writer is a professor of government and non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the US [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: January 18 2017 3:24 pm Actor Vishal deactivates his Twitter account Top News Actor Vishal has come under fire for allegedly supporting PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) which has been campaigning against Jallikattu After receiving flak from the pro-Jallikattu supporters on social media 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