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Jawaharlal Nehru with Zhou Enlai

Public Domain

Journal Article - Cold War History

'China Marching with India': India's Cold War Advocacy for the People's Republic of China at the United Nations, 1949–1971

| 2023

Recent scholarship on Sino-Indian relations in the 1950s has emphasized cooperation, revising previous narratives of an inexorable march towards the 1962 border war. This article reassesses that cooperation by focusing on India's role as an intermediary between the unrecognized government in Beijing and the United Nations (UN). Chinese sources reveal that Sino-Indian cooperation over UN affairs was complicated by competing conceptions of how the decolonizing world should fit into the international system and who should be at the helm. Despite such disagreements, the Cold War UN provided a setting where divergent post-colonial visions could be sublimated into meaningful international cooperation.

Chairman Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., center, leads the GOP's newly-formed House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party

AP/J. Scott Applewhite

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

The Real Risk of the China Select Committee

| Mar. 20, 2023

Anatol Klass recounts the severity of the U.S. government's campaign against some of its own leading experts on China in the 1950s and then argues that the recently formed China select committee must understand that a wide range of nuanced, well-informed views on the Chinese Communist Party will inform better policy, whether it be hawkish or engagement-oriented.