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Can China ever truly be trusted? As the world’s largest trading partner, it may be a key pillar of the global economy, but it is also inscrutable and aggressive in its quest for hegemony, playing by its own set of rules in everything from trade practices to territorial disputes. But I argue that we should treat China like the 'frenemy' it is: embrace when possible, ignore when prudent and fight back only when absolutely necessary.
Know the Author
Raghav Bahl is a writer, editor, broadcast journalist and an entrepreneur. In his first innings as the founder of Network18, he created two media companies, valued at over a billion dollars apiece, from scratch. He has the unique distinction of successfully partnering with competing media giants, including Bloomberg, CNN, Viacom, CNBC, A&E Networks and Forbes.
In his second innings, he has pioneered digital/mobile-first journalism in India with The Quint. His columns and video blogs are assiduously followed by Internet millennials.
His two earlier books, SuperPower? The Amazing Race between China’s Hare and India’s Tortoise and SuperEconomies: America, India, China and the Future of the World, have been bestsellers.
He has an honours degree in Economics from St Stephen’s College and a master’s in business administration from the University of Delhi.