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China’s Five-Finger Punch

Tibet is the key to China’s territorial claims in the Himalayan region – and not only because of geography. As long as the Communist Party of China – and especially China's revisionist president, Xi Jinping – holds a monopoly on power, none of the country’s neighbors will be safe.

NEW DELHI – As the world struggles to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, which first emerged in China, Chinese President Xi Jinping is pursuing his quest for regional dominance more aggressively than ever. From the Himalayas to Hong Kong and Tibet to the South and East China Seas, Xi seems to be picking up where Mao Zedong left off, with little fear of international retribution.