Book Review: Coping with China
China’s rise in the last three decades, especially since Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms, has made it a formidable challenger to the existing international order. Under General Secretary Xi Jinping, it’s on a quest to attain economic, military, diplomatic and technological supremacy by 2049, the centenary year of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). China’s manifestation of revisionism through multiple projects and goals, which Xi initiated in this decade, diverges from its claim of peaceful rise. Being a major country on its periphery with an unresolved active border dispute and a formidable trade deficit, India is impacted by China’s rise and aggression.