F. N. YURLOV
Doctor of Historical Sciences
Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
global financial and economic crisis Keywords:, India, China, USA
Having embarked on the path of active development of relations with the United States, New Delhi is particularly closely following the dynamics of relations between America and China. Despite Washington's assurances that the United States and India are natural partners united on the basis of democratic values, even the streamlined statements of American leaders about their readiness to further develop a strategic partnership with China cause a jealous reaction in India, increasing suspicions about the possible "collusion" of the two current superpowers.
This was reflected in the Indians ' assessment of the role of the Chinese factor in Washington's foreign policy in general and in US-Indian relations in particular. New Delhi also reacted in a peculiar way to the new accents in the US military-political strategy outlined in the speech of the head of the White House B. Obama in January 2012 and the subsequent explanations of the US Secretary of Defense L. Panetta and US Secretary of State H. Kerry. Clinton.
WILL CHINA OVERTAKE AMERICA?
New Delhi's concerns about a negative scenario for the development of US-Chinese relations for India are primarily caused by the growth of China's economic power and the associated forecasts of many American experts and politicians.
Against the backdrop of the global financial crisis, the economic downturn in the European Union and the sluggish development of the US economy, China is showing very steady economic growth: in 2012, this indicator is projected at 7.8%1.
At the XVIII Congress of the Communist Party of China in November 2012, Hu Jintao, who lost the leadership of the party to Xi Jinping, but still retains the post of chairman of the PRC, set a goal to double the GDP of the PRC and the average per capita income of the urban and rural population by 2020 (co ... Read more