Indian expert: China’s poverty alleviation threatens India

Recently, an Indian expert on China-India relations wrote an article in the Indian media saying that China’s poverty alleviation work in Tibetan villages along the China-India border would threaten India’s national defense.

This view is thrown out by a named Claude Arpi, “China-India relations” expert.

According to a recent article on the website of the Indian Daily Guardian, although the first six meetings of the Chinese government on Tibet have not attracted much attention from the Indian media, the seventh meeting of the Chinese government on Tibet has finally received wide coverage in the Indian media amid the ongoing tensions along the Sino-Indian border.

He went on to say that the Indian media should pay more attention to this meeting of China, because since at least the sixth Tibet Work Conference, the Chinese government has been talking about eliminating poverty in Tibet, including the construction of a number of well-off villages, some of which are near the China-India border.

Afterwards, the Indian expert showed the “traditional skills” of some Indian scholars when commenting on China, firstly, he complained about our poverty alleviation work, saying that our poverty alleviation is to better control people through modern means such as WIFI network and mobile phones, then he said that our poverty alleviation data is faulty, because we said that the relocation of some local poor villages is voluntary, but the Indian expert said that this is impossible, because the local people are “used to living” in that kind of miserable environment, and will not voluntarily leave for more modern villages.

He even went so far as to claim that our poverty alleviation efforts were “Sinicizing” the locality.

However, after half a day of spitting acid on China’s poverty alleviation efforts, the expert concludes his article with an appeal to the Indian government: “It is time for New Delhi to realize this new reality and take effective measures to develop its own borders.”