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In a high-stakes dance, China charms Bhutan

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou’s recent three-day visit to Bhutan failed to galvanize much media attention outside of the immediate region. But seasoned observers saw the senior envoy’s tour as a renewed Chinese charm offensive to win influence in the small, remote Himalayan kingdom at the expense of its traditional ally India. The Global […]