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Inside the Ring:India-China policy fight

By Bill Gertz The Washington Times

India-China policy fight

Behind the scenes within the Obama administration a vigorous debate took place over the president's upcoming visit to India. The issue is whether the president will avoid all comments and meetings that are likely to upset China, or whether the United States will continue the Bush administration strategy of seeking a closer alliance with New Delhi as a counter to China.

Once again, as reported in this space last week, the debate involves a dominant group of policymakers who think the best way to work with China is to avoid upsetting the communist government.

On the other side are more moderate officials in a "sad and disappointed" group who favor shifting or dumping the administration's two-year program of conciliatory policies toward Beijing.

The pro-China group, dubbed the "kowtow" faction by officials close to t
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Added: Nov-3-2010 Occurred On: Nov-3-2010
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