Male, capital of the Maldives. Key shipping lanes pass through the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago. Photo: AFP

Why are China and India so interested in the Maldives?

Power balance between the two Asian giants may be about to shift

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Male, capital of the Maldives. Key shipping lanes pass through the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago. Photo: AFP
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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.