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India–China Trade at the Borders: challenges and opportunities

Published in Taylor and Francis Online
Volume: 22
Issue: 82
Pages: 691 - 711
This paper aggregates the state of India-China economic relations with a specific focus on trade at the borders. It explicates the potential for economic activity at the border regions to generate self-sustaining and/or externally linked local development for both countries. By an examination of the existing trade and investment policies and practices, it shows how geographical contiguity is yet to be transformed into opportunity along the India-China border, a practice consistent both with the history of these regions as well as with the blueprints being drawn up for the future of these regions. Informed by the Liberal school of IR theory, the paper studies border trade through the paradigmatic optic of being an important, yet underutilized, avenue of dyadic interaction, and makes a case for upgrading the status of border trade in the overall schema of bilateral trade relations between India and China. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
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JournalData powered by TypesetJournal of Contemporary China
PublisherData powered by TypesetTaylor and Francis Online
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