China or India---who is going to rule Asia?
But for that to happen, Asian countries must take India seriously and on the world level, China's reputation is MUCH higher than India's- as a reliable partner a smaller country can bank on for support.
Vietnam was a part of NAM, for example, but when the Vietnamese got into trouble w/ the US, we didn't even send in a single night watchman, eventhough the Vietnamese were NAM MEMBERS whereas the Chinese actively supported the Vietnamese liberation forces (NVA / VC). Eventhough the Chinese weren't a part of NAM.
Same w/ Korea DPR. They signed up w/ NAM. Yet, when the UN pirates came forth invading & bombing, India just watched a fellow NAM member get pummeled on the sidelines and again, it was the Chinese who bailed them out.
I absolutely love my country India MUCH more than I'll ever love China (I don't love PRC at all) but still- as far as Asia goes, China has proven itself to be a more reliable partner.
If I was a leader of say- Laos or Myanmar- I'd ...more
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