Posted by: mulrickillion | November 28, 2011

China, India perform dangerous new dance

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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, and Chinese President Hu Jintao greet each other before a G-20 meeting this month. Eric Feferberf / AFP / Getty Images.

By Simon Denyer, Nov 26, 2011 —

NEW DELHI — It was billed as a new assertiveness, when India’s usually meek Prime Minister Manmohan Singh supposedly looked his Chinese counterpart in the eye at a summit in Bali last weekend and defended his country’s “commercial” right to explore for oil and gas in the South China Sea.

But it was also a sign of rising frictions between India and China, and of what experts see as a dangerous new game between the world’s most populous nations. . . .

China, India perform dangerous new dance – The Washington Post

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