“the events that happened post Doklam, be it the treatment of the Dalai Lama’s 60th anniversary, the remark of the Dragon and Elephant dancing together, the decision of not including Australia in Malabar exercise, or the informal summit in Wuhan, indicate pragmatism coming into play.”
The current membership in the permanent council still reflects the world of 1945 and not the current times. It is surprising that Germany, which is a bigger economy from Europe Zone has not been considered for the permanent membership. As for India’s aspirations to be a permanent member, we must shed our cautiousness and jump into the arena. Unless you get into the arena, we will not get it because the permanent members would never agree to dilute their veto powers.
This diktat has been rolled out after new rules were introduced restricting the size of beards and usage of burqas in public places in Xinjiang province. Apparently there is a consistent rift going on between separatists and the Chinese Government in the Xinjyang Uyghur region. This is government’s attempt to quell Islamic radicalization in the area.