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China puzzle

How India should deal with new Chinese duality” by Raj Chengapa (Ground Zero; Sunday Tribune, Sept 21, was thought provoking. To earn China’s respect, India needs to use diplomacy with wisdom and firmness and reduce distrust. Let China be recognised as a big brother. Let us learn to negotiate as a younger brother instead of a peer. We must learn from China to increase the domestic saving rate, which is 10 per cent higher, by adopting one-child norm.

Dr MM Goel, Kurukshetra


Modi has rightly put the border issue before business. China maps showing parts of Arunachal Pradesh and J&K as its territory must be banned. China is the biggest threat to India. Delhi must wake up. Sadly, just after the bilateral meeting, China restarted incursion into Indian territory. Ratan Tata severed business ties with Pakistan due to the proxy war. The Indian Government must follow suit with China. But Modi is taking an alternative route which is dangerous. If there is any violation on the border, all business pacts with China should be cancelled.

M Kumar, email


India-China ties at this time are significant from the point of view of world peace and progress, with India’s stakes much higher. Xi’s visit has served a useful purpose of creating new opportunities of mutual benefit, besides bringing out outstanding issues that can be cracked through sagacity.

Jagvinder Singh Brar, Patiala


The article was articulate and blunt. There will be brain-storming in China after Modi's visit to the US, which has a friendlier attitude towards India than China. Having a boundary dispute with India, China sees India as a rival. On the other hand, after its bitter experience with a long-time ally Pakistan, the US treats India as a real ally.

Harjap Singh Aujla, US

Making heroes

The article “The big task of putting Srinagar back together” (Sunday Tribune, September 21) brought forth the volunteer work of the common man. These people lead a normal life and struggle with their own issues of food, clothing and shelter, just like you and me. What is it that brings forth these heroic actions in each one of us during crisis? As a nation, we should acknowledge the greatness of this common man.

K Sundaresh, email

Begin with toilets

Apropos “Flushing clean India” by Aditi Tandon (Sunday Tribune, September 21), there is lack of functional toilets in most government schools in India. Slums also lack toilets. The Centre must ensure that washrooms are constructed in government schools. Public toilets that cater to the needs of women must be constructed in the vicinity of slums. One of the chief causes of rape is the absence of bathrooms as women have to step out of their homes to relieve themselves. Public toilets must be cleaned regularly and the poor should not be charged for availing these services.

Mahesh Kapasi, email

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