Golez: RISE OF INDIA MAKES INDIAN OCEAN CRUCIAL: Indo-Pacific? Not from where China is sitting. https://t.co/Uqx3l8TS1o via Channel NewsAsia
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1. RISE OF INDIA HAS INCREASED THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE INDIAN OCEAN: "The rise of India as an economic power following its free market reforms and then its gradual military build-up was itself a key factor in the increasing significance of the Indian Ocean, he said."
2. INDO PACIFIC POLICY SHOULD NOT BE UNDERESTIMATED: "India could no longer be excluded from any over-arching reckoning in the Asia-Pacific, be it economic or security related," said Khurana, of the military-funded National Maritime Foundation.
"Chinese officials and experts have long bristled at any perceived attempt to contain a rising China.
But Trump's Indo-Pacific policy should not be underestimated by China, because India, Japan and Australia are united by being on the wrong side of China's development strategy for the region, according to Jia Wenshan, an expert on China's foreign policy at the Beijing-based Center for China and Globalization.
3. "CHINA NEEDS TO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE DEAL WITH THE INDO-PACIFIC ALLIANCE, AS IT IS ABSOLUTELY IN CONFLICT WITH BELT AND ROAD: "China needs to as soon as possible deal with the Indo-Pacific alliance, as it is absolutely in conflict with Belt and Road," Jia said, referring to the Chinese president's signature initiative to re-establish trade and infrastructure ties between China and nations throughout Central and Southeast Asia.
"Behind Indo-Pacific you have Japan's economic support, India's development speed and Australia's fears of China, these are all strategic realities."