How global media presented Indo-China border standoff

The India-China border standoff has yet again attracted global media attention. Just like last time, the border tension – this time in eastern Ladakh – gained further traction as US President Donald Trump offered to mediate between the two countries to solve the dispute.

Washington Post – ‘A border clash between the world’s biggest nations’

The Washington Post wrote that China’s ongoing border clash with India may seem remote, but it has a “global impact”.

Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, assessing exactly what is happening in this dispute between the two most populous countries on Earth is difficult. Much of the border region is closed to the press, so reporters have to rely on statements and leaks, it said.

Bloomberg – China’s border invasion will push India toward the US In an opinion piece, Bloomberg said that India’s long history of nonalignment is giving way to the threat of a shared enemy.

The write-up said that the dispute may be just as significant for the trilateral US-China-India relationship, which will do a great deal to shape the strategic landscape of the 21st century.

New York Times – China and India brawl at 14,000 feet along the border Calling it a “fistfight” between the soldiers of China and India, the NYT said that as China projects its power across Asia, and along the disputed India-China border in the Himalayas, India is feeling surrounded. Both sides insist they don’t want a war, but thousands of troops have been sent.

The Guardian – Tension between India China escalate “Tensions between China and India over their Himalayan border have escalated, with China accused of moving thousands of troops into disputed territory and expanding a military airbase in the region,” the Guardian reported.

The Diplomat – India and China Go Another Round Saying the Indo-Chinese borderlands are rumbling again, the Diplomat wrote that the border incidents between the two countries draw attention to, and raise questions about, the apparent uptick in volatility along the disputed boundary.