New Jersey, 17 December 2010: If you go beyond the headlines about Wen Jiabao's visit to India and the (not un-understandable) attempts of the Manmohan Singh government to give a positive spin to it, one thing is clear. China and India are set on a course of strategic competition which may or may not lead to military competition but would still remain unresolved. At bottom, totalitarian China is battling democratic rising India, and since India cannot make compromises with its democracy, India and China are destined for competition that might not get better without becoming worse.