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Chinese media influence and Subversion of India

Richard Gere was one of the top A-list actors in Hollywood in the 1980s and the 1990s.  He starred in all-time classics like Pretty Woman, An Officer, and a Gentleman, Runaway Bride, and Internal Affairs.  As he walked down to present the award for best art direction in the 1993

02 Aug 20 13 min read

Xinjiang capital – Urumqi – goes into ‘War-time’ Mode

There is something afoot. One of its Urumqi, the capital of China’s far western region of Xinjiang – the province where the Uighurs were has gone into “wartime mode” and launched an emergency response plan after the city reported 16 new coronavirus cases on Friday.  Just 16 cases and war-time

18 Jul 20 1 min read

Soft Power: What is it and why is it important?

As Xi Jinping was getting ready to take over power from Hu Jintao, he was also bringing about another change [] to the entire geopolitical strategy that China was to follow.  The focus on soft power. The 17th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party

23 Jun 20 6 min read

Chinese City Bans Africans from Hotels, Apartments, and Restaurants

In a remarkably heartless display of extreme xenophobia, Africans in China – specifically Guangzhou – have been evicted from their hotels, apartments and barred from entering restaurants.  Many of them have found themselves sleeping on the streets [] as a result. > “I’ve been

13 Apr 20 1 min read

U.S. May Face 18 Months of Rolling Shutdowns

Corona Virus has locked down most of the countries in the world.  And everybody seems to have his/her own expert opinion – as was the case with Fareed Zakaria this week in GPS.  Now, Fed Minneapolis President, Neel Kashkari suggests that in absence of a real vaccine for the problem,

13 Apr 20 1 min read

The Chinese CFA takeover

Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) exam is probably the toughest exam any finance professional can take across the world.  It is administered by the CFA Institute in Charlottesville, VA.  It has three levels and each one more difficult and in-depth than the other.  I can vouch for the difficulty as I‌

26 Nov 19 3 min read

How AI-based surveillance cameras are racially targeting Uyghur Muslims

Chinese treatment of the Uyghurs is well known. Over 1 million Uyghurs, who are the Muslim minorities, have now been in concentration camps [] which are euphemistically called “re-education camps”.  China has built a powerful surveillance state []

12 Nov 19 3 min read

Kashmir issue may not even be discussed during Modi-Xi summit 

Pakistan keep calling China its eternal friend.  In fact, Imran Khan is at pains to dodge the whole question of Uighur Muslims and their pathetic treatment by the Chinese only because China is such a “great friend”. Despite the so-called great friendship between China and Pakistan, China has confirmed that

18 Sep 19 2 min read

CPEC is illegal – says Indian Government!

IN the first clear stance in decades, the Indian government has called the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project as illegal. India hit back at Pakistan and China both while giving a strong rebuttal there to the Jammu & Kashmir reference. The government reiterated that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral

10 Sep 19 1 min read

China To Let Masood Azhar, Not Pakistan, Get Terror Tag

SNI Editor-in-Chief Nitin Gokhale has returned from Beijing after reporting on the second Belt and Road Forum. In this conversation with Deputy Editor Parul Chandra and Associate Editor Amitabh P Revi, he examines the reasons for China being on the brink of letting JeM founder and Pulwama attack accused Masood

29 Apr 19 1 min read

CPEC Weddings – How Chinese Men are Luring Pakistani Women with Fake Marriages for Prostitution

Sexual exploitation with a clear agenda has been used as a tool of imperialism and conquest.  We had discussed how Love Jihad or Grooming [] is not just a real phenomenon, but is extremely rampant in Europe by Pakistani Muslim men and that is manifesting in

25 Apr 19 3 min read

'China May Have Felt The Need To Hold Pakistan's Hand'

China’s decision to continue blocking the listing of Masood Azhar as a UN-designated  terrorist may not have surprised officials here in New Delhi.  In this exclusive interview to SNI, Lt Gen. SL Narasimhan (retd), a member of India’s National Security Advisory Board, believes a combination of reasons including

14 Mar 19 1 min read

Why Are China and the United States Fighting for Dominance over Pakistan?

In the last post we had discussed how Pakistan’s economy is headed for the doom. The reasons are many and the options limited. Here is one video from the Wall Street Journal [] which explains Pakistan’s dilemma from the perspective of

11 Sep 18 1 min read

Why China Does What it Does

Around the 5th century, the spiritually awakened son of a Pallava king, reached China and introduced the people to the way of the Buddha.  He shared the process of Dhyaan, which was received and popularized in China as the Chan way of meditation.  It was later shared in the rest

06 Oct 17 6 min read

China – the Global and Regional bully – Checkmated by Steady India in Doklam

China has a ‘Three Warfares Strategy’created by its Central Military Commission [] in 2003 and updated in 2010– which incorporates the combination of media war, psychological war and legal war. > In 2003, the Central Military Commission (CMC) approved the guiding conceptual umbrella for information

29 Aug 17 6 min read

Why did Irom Sharmila Get Only 90 Votes?

In early 2015, after the Indian security forces had done operations to arrest PREPAK militants in February and killing militants in the villahe of Hingojang (Senapati district), the militants in Manipur got restive.  On June 4, 2015 they ambushed a military convoy in Chandel district and killed 20 soldiers and

12 Mar 17 6 min read
Health & Medicine

The New Chinese-American War of Designer Humans

Advances in science spark competition between powers that are rivals.  At least that is how the community sees it broadly. Oncologist Lu You and his team at the Sichuan University in Chengdu introduced gene edited cells on October 28, 2016 into a patient from West China Hospital with aggressive lung

17 Nov 16 3 min read

5 Reasons Why Trump Is a Danger to US and the World

Trump is unraveling and the meltdown has begun to accelerate.Time magazine [] has covered this as the main story now. 5 Reasons Why Trump Is a Danger to US and the World #TrumpTrain #HillaryClinton [

11 Aug 16 7 min read

Pakistan’s Thinking Encounters of Brand RANDI

When the world’s most sex obsessed country starts to think – yeah exactly, it may want to think too.. it happens – how would it’s mind work you would wonder.  Well, the Pakistanis – world record holders on searches for animal sex – have just set on the road to think with

20 Apr 15 1 min read

Hinduism in China: Influence that goes back many millennia

Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA once said “India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.” In Spiritual and Philosophical terms, that is very true.  You can either include the other in yourself by Conquering, or

05 Aug 13 4 min read

Apple to increase its presence by 3 times in India by 2015!

The Apple is planning to grow big in India.  The company now believes that India is very critical to its future growth plans. > According to the India Times [] , Apple is planning to triple the number of “exclusive stores” in the

26 Mar 13 1 min read

Is Pakistan, China’s vassal state?

Pakistan is as fantastic a vassal state as they come.  When it was behind US, it did whatever it took to make them happy.  In a bid to bolster Americans and their Cold War agenda, they literally lit fire to their whole society and neighborhood – with the beginning of Jihad.

19 Mar 13 3 min read

Shaolin Kung Fu: Making Monk Warriors beyond compare

Shaolin Kung Fu is a martial art form that dates back to somewhere in 500 AD.  The South Indian monk, Bodhidharma is supposed to have left behind his knowledge in two books, of which one is said to be the basis of Shaolin Martial Arts. Shaolin Kung Fu refers to

17 Feb 13 2 min read

Is International Adoption by American parents over?

On Point Radio’s Tom Ashbrook looks into the Global profile of American adoption of kids. > Russia, Guatemala, and more are slamming the door on American adoptions. Is the great age of international adoption behind us? > Americans know international adoption well. Look around. There are families all over with adopted

10 Feb 13 1 min read

Masochist Neighbor: Pakistan hands over Management of Gwadar Port to China

IN our neighborhood, an important event just occurred.China has taken over [] the Pakistani port at Gwadar.  It is the main entry point to Middle East and would link China to Middle East waters via the Karakorum highway. > Management of Gwadar

06 Feb 13 1 min read

How Kung Fu originated from Martial Arts practices of Hinduism

Bodhidharma was a South Indian prince who became a Monk and went to China over 1500 years ago.  He taught ways to strengthen one’s body through certain intense exercises.  These exercises and regimen arose from his knowledge and understanding of Indian martial arts – including Kalaripayattu. This documentary illustrates some

04 Feb 13 1 min read

Is China’s Fast-Growing Economy Headed for a Crash?

Will the Chinese economy continue its torrid pace of growth and overtake the U.S.’s top status? Or is it a bubble destined to burst, taking the world economy down with it? Paul Solman interviews a highly-respected China “bull” and a prominent China “bear” as part of his ongoing

24 Jan 13 1 min read

Over 400 Chinese sites hacked by Pakistani hacker

Couple of things for perspective on this news item: * Pakistanis [] cannot tire themselves calling China [,116.383333333&spn=10.0,10.0&q=39.9166666667,116.383333333 (China)&t=h] as their all-weather friend.

07 Dec 12 2 min read

UFOs sighted in Ladakh near China Border

It seems UFOs (Unidnetified Flying Objects) are being sighted [] by the Indian Army units near the China border. > An ITBP unit based in Thakung, close to the Pangong Tso Lake, reported over 100 sightings of luminous objects between August 1 and

03 Nov 12 1 min read

China’s Double faced policy for Japan and India

China has a different policy against the countries which are or have been aggressors against it and different ones against which it has been an aggressor against. This tweet from Indian Defense Analyst, Brahma Chellaney shows that amply: > China seeks yet another apology from Japan for its past aggression but

24 Oct 12 1 min read

TCS gets recognized as a Top 10 Global Service Provider in China

Tata Consultancy Services (China) Co. Ltd. just got recognized as “2012 Top 10 Global Service Provider in China”.  The award was presented by China Council for International Investment Promotion (CCIIP) in Nanjing, China. Qiqi Dong, the CEO of TCS China was obviously elated.  He reiterated his company’s commitment to

28 Jun 12 1 min read

Manipal University to Open Institute in China

One of the premier Private University – Manipal University – in India is planning to make inroads [] into China.  It already has overseas campuses in Malaysia, Nepal, Dubai, and Antigua. > The Karnataka-based private university is exploring a tie-up with two Chinese universities, Tianjin University and

11 Jun 12 1 min read

China’s Economic Model Unsustainable: World Bank

Was talking to a colleague who just joined the company and had just left Greece.  He was telling us about how the Greeks are lining up at the banks to withdraw their money and the cashier ladies were sitting with loads of cash giving out.  As he put it “Greek

02 Mar 12 2 min read

India Advises Indian Businesses against doing business in Chinese City

Things are heating up between India and China.  The latest incident – after many from China like actions regarding bureaucrats from Arunachal – is the Indian Advisory to Indian traders against doing business in Yiwu – near Shanghai. > Efforts were on to quietly shift them to Shanghai. But the controversy, which left an

22 Feb 12 1 min read

Chinese Government Shoot Tibetan Protesters in Cold Blood

Free TibetFour Tibetans have self-immolated themselves to protest against their repression by the Chinese Government.  Tibetans asking for freedom were arrested a few days back by the Chinese and Tibetan youth came out to protest. What does the Chinese Government do? They start shooting [

23 Jan 12 1 min read

Is the Chinese Economy Bubble about to break?

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has dinged China.  It says [] that the Chinese economy is very vulnerable right now.  Why? > Rampant lending since the 2008 financial crisis has left many companies and local governments in China with huge debts,

16 Nov 11 1 min read

India is China’s #2 target

George Bush was in Mumbai to meet the business tycoons.  And he had some interesting information [] to share.  Three interesting observations were: * China’s #1 target is US.  #2 is India. * If the US had not befriended Pak, Pak would have

09 Nov 11 1 min read

Buy one Bride and Get a Virgin free if she runs away

These days the Chinese are buying their wives from Vietnam.  Why? Because, just as in India, their Male/Female ratio is all lopsided.  So, Vietnamese women can be bought as wives if they pay $32,000. But there is an issue.  While the merchandize from Walmart doesn’t walk, the

31 Aug 11 1 min read

Terror in China being exported from Pakistan: Allies in Arms

Now even China is feeling the brunt of the Killing Jehadi factory of Pakistan. The Xinjiang terrorists, the Chinese say now, are being trained in Pakistan [] . > In an unusual move, Chinese authorities publicly said Muslim separatists who carried out terrorist attacks in western

01 Aug 11 1 min read

China and its War Ambitions and Options for India

China’s Defense Minister said recently that his country is preparing for conflict “in every direction” [] .  As per him, “our military will push forward preparations for military conflict in every strategic direction.” Why because: “We may

07 Mar 11 3 min read

China is the largest Space polluter

China has just started its action in the space not very long ago, but it is already topping in rather ignominious ways.  In the short time, the countries that sent rockets in space, they have already created a lot of pollution up there.  What are these Space Debris? > the collection

16 Oct 10 2 min read

Chinese came from Indians

If the issue had not been settled as yet, here is another study (Aryan Invasion Theory is REALLY a Myth []).Mapping Human Genetic History in Asia is the study conducted in 10 countries including India.  From Indian side the team comprised: Council of Scientific

11 Dec 09 1 min read

Chinese threat to India

India is strengthening its border against China.  In the last few months, specially after the uptick in the Maoist activity, China has acted a bit tough with India.  In the past one year, they have stepped up their campaign in Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh – by first changing the way visas

14 Nov 09 1 min read

China, Pakistan and India

A lot has been going on in the relationship with China.  Some developments have been much talked about: – China building a damn in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir – China’s heckling at PM Dr. Singh going to Arunachal Pradesh – China’s getting all worked up about Dalai Lama going to Arunachal Pradesh – Building

25 Oct 09 2 min read

China and its predictable economy

Chinese economy has an advantage.  It can grow the way it wants.  By definition they decide on their economic growth.  That’s a very comfortable position….which unfortunately US or India etc. dont have.  Here is why: > China’s 8 percent output growth target will be met because China’s

22 Aug 09 1 min read

Nepal a Chinese Vassal State now?

Nepal’s journey from a Hindu Kingdom to a vassal state of China has been one that could have been predicted and obviated.  But it wasn’t.  Such has been and will be further – the damage to integrity of the Indian interests and the peace of the sub-continent’s region

07 Aug 09 1 min read

"China may attack India by 2012"

Bharat Verma, Editor of the Indian Defence Review has predicted that China will launch an attack on India before 2012. > There are multiple reasons for a desperate Beijing to teach India the final lesson, thereby ensuring Chinese supremacy in Asia in this century. The triggers according to Verma maybe: * Internal

12 Jul 09 2 min read

China's Game of Economic Deception

I got this in an email from a forum.  I am not sure what the source is but the article is so good that I have to carry it verbatim for maximum impact.  I have believed in this for long, finally someone else concurs with my own analysis – that China

08 Jul 09 4 min read

Chinese Aggression into India and the need to give it back

Chinese Aggression and repeated incursions into the Indian territory have been increasing from the beginning of India’s formation. The Chinese, of course, don’t call it incursion as they think that part of the land is part of China anyways. Well, news for them, India doesn’t. However, the

12 Jun 09 2 min read

Hillary's Asia Visit and the lessons for India

HIllary Clinton’s visit somehow has gone un-noticed in the large Desi press, which is surprising.  For, this visit revealed more than all the eloquence of Obama did. It fundamentally underscores that the geo-political and economic considerations of post-Bush era may be pushing the Indo-US relationship on the back-burner.  The

16 Mar 09 5 min read

Obama's Innaugural Speech censored in China

Chinese keep their media under strict control.  So, while the rest of the world was moved and excited about Obama’s innauguration and his speech, the Chinese media was looking for “Communist bloopers” from him.  And as is their wont, any references to Communism and Silencing dissent were omitted.  While

21 Jan 09 1 min read

Can something "real" from China please show up??

We have all heard of the fakes from China… haven’t we? – Fake medicines – Fake brand name clothes and accessories – Fake electronics The Olympics is the biggest even in 4 years, so one would think it is time for China to redeem itself! Instead, we get the BIGGEST ever ticket

11 Aug 08 1 min read

A Prostitution Pricing Chart

Of course, humans can also read and write which Monkeys [] cannot. Humans are more sophisticated about prostitution. Here is a price chart from Hong Kong. Look at the difference in prices. A Malay girl is the cheapest and a Russian girl

25 Jul 08 1 min read

Genocide Olympics of 2008 in Bejing

My friend Vishwajit sent this message – which I wanted to share.  It is about the role of China in Darfur! > After watching the Frontline/PBS program on Darfur one feels disgusted with the UN and world governments including US and especially China – which supports the Sudanese govt (due to its

11 Jun 08 1 min read

Evidence of Chinese Army faking as Tibetan Monks

I had written about this earlier – of how the Chinese Army dressed up as Tibetan Monks to start the riot and the trouble.  Here is a photographic evidence.  If you or anyone you know has more evidence/thoughts on this, then please do comment on it..

29 May 08 1 min read

India on the aggressive against China

China is out trying what it can politically and militarily to corner and hurt India.  Well, we are a strange land and people.  For many centuries our ideas ruled over the Chinese mind through Buddhism and now without sending a single soldier their way, we seemed to have attacked China.

22 May 08 1 min read

China wants to enter Indian territory to control it

In an “off-the-record” meeting, a Chinese official laid claim to an area in Northern Sikkim and threatened that China would demolish some construction there.  The news [] reached India through official circles and India threatened back. > Referred to as the “Finger Area”

19 May 08 2 min read

The Next Great Clash: Interview with Michael Levin

I very rarely find a book that I cannot keep down, specially when it comes to politics.  This book by Michael Levin is a revelation.  Not many analysts really do serious research before writing.  Levin is different.  He is a serious analyst who has had long stints in Soviet Union/

06 May 08 6 min read

China attacks India!

Contrary to all beliefs, India is being attacked by China as we speak! This is not just the age of Nuclear or bomb warfare but intellectual and computer (internet) warfare.  And China is doing all it can to hit India where it can!  Attacks on National Infomatics Center (NIC) – which

05 May 08 1 min read

Who gets to keep the "Cream" in China?

A decade from now, which country will boast of the maximum billionaires in the world?Forbes readers [] voted like this: India: 53% China: 20% US: 17% Now, this is a very strange statistic as is the number of current billionaires from India.  Now,

28 Apr 08 1 min read

Now a Chinese train link to Nepal!?

Something that is of SUCH a huge ramification finds mention in this article somewhere deep inside Times of India!  One day we will rue our apathy to these advancements of Chinese to encircle India.  After creating a Vassal state out of Pakistan (which raises hell for Muslims in Kashmir and

27 Apr 08 1 min read

China now copies the Russian Fighter Jet Su-27SK

You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time.  But you cannot fool all of the people all of the time! China has been copying everything in the world – brand name clothes, technology, cars etc.  The original owners of

22 Apr 08 1 min read

Parallel Torch Relay in Delhi

The Olympic rings for Beijing represent Torture, Murder, Execution, Pain and Agony for the Tibetans under the Chinese rule. A parallel relay [] will be run by the Tibetans on the streets of Delhi just 2

16 Apr 08 1 min read

Chinese Brutality when Tibet was invaded

Here are snippets from when China invaded Tibet.  Do you see how peaceful monks are being beaten?  It is said that when any power hurts the enlightened beings and goes around killing them, its end is not too far.  Mughal empire crashed soon after Aurangzeb.  Irrespective of how powerful China

13 Apr 08 1 min read

Rude, Chinese police thugs in London to "protect" torch

Raj sends this link – which shows that the Chinese guards are in London [] as well!  So, Chinese have found a perfect ploy to get into the heart of as many cities as they can and do their reconnaisance for

09 Apr 08 1 min read

Tibet, China and the Olympics

The Tibet protests and the flame issue is growing. – IN Paris [], the torch was extinguished. – In San Francisco [], its in the hiding. – US Speaker, Nancy Pelosi

09 Apr 08 1 min read

Olympic torch, Tibetans, and Indian celebrity reactions

To run or not to run is the question. The Olympic torch will go through India and some people have been invited to take the torch and run.  The reactions are different for the same sentiments 🙂  While Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia [

01 Apr 08 4 min read

CIA, Dalai Lama and the Chinese threats

Richard Bennett [] discusses in an article on how the Tibetans have been funded and backed by the CIA and the Indian intelligence to fight the Chinese all these years.  Benett is a intelligence and security consultant,AFI Research [

27 Mar 08 2 min read

Mao's proposal to Kissinger on Chinese Women

Talking of China today, it is difficult to keep that butcher and barbarian, Mao Tse Tung out of the conversation.  An earlier post [] on Drishtikone had reviewed the book “Mao: The untold story” – which after years of painstaking research suggests that

14 Feb 08 1 min read

Chinese Monster fears the Horror Movies!

China is a great land.  Either everyone does it or no one.  There is no room for differentiation.  Everyone is uniquely similar.  And if you want to be different, you are to be killed…  like this.. detailed stories (Chinaview [] . boingboing [http://www.

14 Feb 08 1 min read

Chinese economy: Is it going to crash?

I have been saying that Chinese market does not seem to inspire a lot of confidence in me. But now, Mr Buffett [] backs up my claim, albeit on price concerns. I think it is robustness of the market

27 Oct 07 1 min read

Chinese economy: Is it going to crash?

I have been saying that Chinese market does not seem to inspire a lot of confidence in me. But now, Mr Buffett [] backs up my claim, albeit on price concerns. I think it is robustness of the market

27 Oct 07 1 min read

China: You need Legal Permission to Reincarnate!

This August China’s State Administration of Religious Affairs announced Order No. 5 [] , a law covering “the management measures for the reincarnation of living Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism.” This “important move to institutionalize

25 Oct 07 1 min read

Is the Great decline of US Dollar on the Horizon?

Not many people realize that the economic relationship between China and US is a quid pro quo that is just meant to prop up the feeling of wealth.  Despite the fact that I am nowhere near to as economic-savvy as most of the world economic gurus, I do believe it

09 Sep 07 2 min read

100 years of Chinese population

This is a nice animation [] of how China’s population has and will change between 1950 and 2050 (a 100 yr period).  As you can see in the coming years the old majority of the population will

29 Aug 07 1 min read

Toy recalls and question about trade with China!

These days, when everything seems to be made in China… well at least everything that we buy in the US really comes from China – it does come as a jolt when something like toys are recalled en mass by the largest toy manufacturer!!  First Mattel did a massive recall [http:

14 Aug 07 1 min read

China paves a road to Everest despite protests

China is creating a paved road to Mount Everest base camp. This 110 km road will be completed by next August and may also have commercial interests – like hotels in the future.  It will go via Tibet to the base camp. Despite the protests from the environmentalists, China is powering

20 Jun 07 1 min read

China is becoming less of Outsourcing threat to India

I truly believe that it is all in the mindsets!  The systemic model creates the mindsets and they create further opportunities.  Chinese system has created a phenomenal manufacturing engine.  The mindsets in that country are tuned to domination in that area.  They have the brights for dominating the services market.

31 May 07 1 min read

Riots in China over Discontent on Child Laws

Is this a harbinger of things to come in China?  When the Government doesn’t think much about the people’s good.. things can go wrong.. specially when they do not even have a voice! > Thousands of villagers have rioted in south-western China over the country’s controversial family planning

22 May 07 1 min read

The Inescapable Ditch for the World sponsored by the US

“We need to keep the terrorists from entering our borders and deal with them where they are…” Bush and his coterie kept saying something to this effect time and after time for last so many years!  Did they? Instead, if you were to carefully look – the villain of middle east

15 Nov 06 2 min read

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