The Future of India and China’s Economic Relations: Competition, Cooperation - or Both?
How are we to understand the current state of geoeconomic affairs between India and China? What trends in this regard, if any, can be read out of each country’s economic partnerships in Asia, their military spending priorities, and attempts to both develop and securitise the digital economy?
The economic rise of India and China has taken place in parallel. Although recent data shows an increase in trade between the two countries, economic cooperation is still limited. The need to secure sources of energy and commodities in the Indo-Pacific region places maritime security and trade agreements high on the agenda as the geoeconomic competition is rising. Digital growth, and India and China’s approach to it, adds new terrain for governments and industry to navigate.
Malancha Chakrabarty, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director (Research) at the Observer Research Foundation
Per Olsson, Researcher, Swedish Defence Research Agency
Amitendu Palit, Senior Research Fellow and Research Lead (trade and economics), ISAS-NUS
The webinar was moderated by Henrik Chetan Aspengren, Senior Analyst and Lead, Project for Nordic-India Relations at UI's Asia Programme.