Economy Yes, Political Flexibility No: Wen Jiabao in India

In this short paper, FEPS Correspondent in New Delhi, Klaus Voll, examines the recent visit to India by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. Drawing on commentary from experts across various fields of Indian public life, this paper deals with economic relations, security concerns border issues and the concerns regarding Sino-Pakistani relations. In the context of both collaboration and competition between the two Asian giants, the visit is seen by many as a failure. Klaus Voll argues, however, that the effect of the visit on the Indo-Chinese relationship will only become clear with the coming change of China's top leadership.

Analysis by Klaus Voll, FEPS Correspondent in New Delhi