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China’s Incursions into India Are Really All about Tibet

If a stone rolls down a mountain and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?

That’s the question that lies behind repeated ChinaIndia clashes in the high Himalayas, culminating in this spring’s deadly skirmishes in Ladakh. The area is so remote that in the early twentieth century, the British occupiers of India and the semi-independent kingdom of Tibet never bothered to demarcate their exact border, and the war-torn Republic of China was unable to assert control over Tibet, never mind establish its borders.

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