Penpa, the prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile, urged Delhi to follow a strategic trade strategy with China, saying New Delhi should cease feeding the dragon if it cannot be subdued and is striking back. Penpa Tsering, the prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile, urged New Delhi to follow a more strategic economic strategy with China and advised it to cease feeding the dragon if it cannot be subdued and is biting back.
Tsering called for transatlantic collaboration to control China while on a three-day visit to Shimla, where he will also meet with Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu in addition to touring Tibetan colonies. You feed the dragon every day and then complain that it is retaliating. In response to questions, he told reporters, “Stop feeding the dragon if you cannot tame it and it is biting back. India’s trade policy needs to be more strategic rather than just buying more from China and selling less to it.”
India and China’s trade reached an all-time high of USD 135.98 billion in 2022, according to official figures issued by China in January, while New Delhi’s trade imbalance with Beijing first exceeded the USD 100 billion threshold amid tense bilateral ties.
Tsering, the leader (Sikyong) of the Tibetan government-in-exile located in Dharamshala, said that the US cannot restrain China on its own and that transatlantic collaboration is required to tame the dragon.
After Russia invaded Ukraine, “the United States has realized it in the last 20 years and taken a strong position while Europe is waking up from slumber,” he said. We act as a barrier between the world’s two most populous countries and, should the Sino-Tibet conflicts be settled, we may also serve as a future bridge. For a negotiated solution, we must approach China, but, according to him, China must increase its degree of trust with its neighbors.
The Tibetan leader said that he will contact European nations to inform them of the issue.
“India has a far longer non-porous border with Tibet than 3600 kilometers, yet there are no human or cultural exchanges or commerce there, which is quite unfortunate in the twenty-first century.
“There should be more understanding, more cooperation, and more stability, and to bring stability, China has to upscale the trust level,” he said.