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Mismatched Diplomacy: China-India Water Relations Over the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River Basin
Xie, Lei1; Zhang, Yanbing2; Panda, Jagannath P.3
2018
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CHINA
ISSN1067-0564
Volume27Issue:109Pages:32-46
Corresponding AuthorXie, Lei(lei.xieavoine@gmail.com)
AbstractThis article sheds light on the nature, forms and outcomes of China's diplomacy over transboundary water resources. Water diplomacy bears unique and complex features and approaches for forming cooperative partnerships in the contextual settings where it is developed. By surveying the development and effectiveness of water diplomacy, it argues that water diplomacy is unlikely to succeed in conditions where power relations are unstable, or among countries experiencing low economic growth.The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) River Basin is examined as a case study. It is noticed that distrust has resulted in the development of complicated dynamics in Sino-Indian water disputes. China has displayed vested interests in its water diplomacy. Not only is the Chinese government seeking economic profits such as through the generation of hydropower, it also seeks to protect its strategic interests through the domination of hydrological data and water policy information. Such strategic interests may obstruct foreign relations unless substantial cooperative water sharing initiatives are implemented. As India has displayed varying interests in the diplomatic process, the outcomes are proving limited and risky. In the absence of substantive collaborative initiatives over water management, the mismatched interests over the GBM Basin have the potential to further strain the already unstable relations between two of the major powers in South Asia.
DOI10.1080/10670564.2017.1363014
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectUniversity of Exeter
Funding OrganizationUniversity of Exeter
WOS Research AreaArea Studies
WOS SubjectArea Studies
WOS IDWOS:000419976400003
PublisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/56851
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorXie, Lei
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing, Peoples R China
2.Tsinghua Univ, Sch Publ Policy & Management, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Inst Def Studies & Anal, East Asia Ctr, Delhi, India
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Xie, Lei,Zhang, Yanbing,Panda, Jagannath P.. Mismatched Diplomacy: China-India Water Relations Over the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River Basin[J]. JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CHINA,2018,27(109):32-46.
APA Xie, Lei,Zhang, Yanbing,&Panda, Jagannath P..(2018).Mismatched Diplomacy: China-India Water Relations Over the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River Basin.JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CHINA,27(109),32-46.
MLA Xie, Lei,et al."Mismatched Diplomacy: China-India Water Relations Over the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River Basin".JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CHINA 27.109(2018):32-46.
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