In 2020, the deadliest crisis at the China-India border in four decades claimed dozens of lives and sharpened the rivalry between the world’s two most populous nations. Later that year, reports revealed that China had constructed a new village inside the nation of Bhutan, with more villages said to be planned on Bhutanese soil. This comes only three years after Chinese road construction near the disputed China-India-Bhutan border sparked yet another unprecedented crisis between Indian and Chinese soldiers.

What explains these aggressive new tactics and China’s sudden appetite for risk along its southwestern border? Join our expert panel to discuss these incidents and their implications for U.S. policy in the Indo-Pacific.


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