Recasting a complex history to reflect a ­Chinese centrality that never existed is part of China’s current narrative of power. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Doklam dispute shows India must pick its battles, as China seeks to be the centre of the world

Shyam Saran says while China’s rise is remarkable, a recast history is put forward to legitimise its claim to Asian hegemony, and its Doklam stance aims to weaken the regional alliance between India and Bhutan

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Recasting a complex history to reflect a ­Chinese centrality that never existed is part of China’s current narrative of power. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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