The Statesman – 9 September 2021
A Law and Society Alliance report, through meticulous research and data collection, has managed to show that China has made significant inroads into numerous Indian sectors in the past few years.
China has been using subtle tactics to spread its influence and propaganda on not just India, but also its neighbours and the world at large.
Global powers such as the US, Canada and Australia have already recognised this growing trend and taken concrete steps to minimise Beijing’s influence on their societies.
China’s aggressive wolf-warrior diplomacy, coupled with its more subtle influence operations, have allowed it to infiltrate deep into several key sectors of India, by using its warfare doctrine of winning without fighting.
Beijing’s influence operations have not only been limited to the entertainment industry, but over the years, China has also tried to control and steer Indian think-tanks and civil society.
To do so, China has attempted and, in some ways, succeeded to make deep inroads in the India intellectual space. One of the primary ways in which China achieved its great influence on think-tanks is by making generous donations, either directly or through proxies.
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