“It’s time for India and China to turn away old pages and start a new chapter”, said Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui, hence – India and China should dance together as a fresh start after Doklam.

Morning after, autumn after a long summer – it is nature’s cycle and since human beings and hence human behaviour is ‘natural’ – we tend to act so, at least most of the times. Coming to point, India and China have been through bitter-sour territorial disputes at Doklam since June. The tri-junction border issue lasted for over two and half months, but finally through mutual diplomatic talks, both countries agreed upon withdrawing their armies and ending the Doklam standoff. Revoking back from the brink of war was a major moment of sigh for not just India and China, but a lot of other international allies – who could have affected if at all a war was triggered.

Just a few weeks after the peaceful withdrawal, Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui has said that the two nations should dance together and make one plus one eleven – as an attempt to improve the bilateral ties between India and China. Speaking on the 68th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China, Zhaohui said that it was time that both the nations turn the old page and start a new chapter. Referring to recent BRICS meeting, he said that Chinese President Xi Jinping met Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a clear message of “reconciliation” and “cooperation”.

Let’s look into exactly what else Luo said, “We should turn the old page and start a new chapter with the same pace and direction. We should dance together. We should make one plus one eleven. China is the largest trading partner of India. We have made a lot of progress at the bilateral level, as well as in international and regional affairs.”. That’s what I have been saying even when Doklam standoff was burning hot! It is some wise talking from the Chinese. So, now that Indo-Chinese relations are in seeming to be in pink, let’s dance with the Chinese, shall we?

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