The following is a fictitious, recent conversation with China’s master strategist (MS) in his twilight years:
SA: Thank you for agreeing to see me again, especially with your failing health. You have advised the Chinese leadership on strategy towards India for more than 50 years. What’s your assessment of that strategy?
MS: Well, the strategy was good, but it has worked out even better than I expected, thanks to a lot of unwitting help from your countrymen, especially the politico-administrative leadership.
SA: How so? What was the strategy? And how did we he.....