From Xi Jinping, A Roadmap To Better India, China Relations

Clay Curtis
October 12, 2019

The Indian press note, issued after the end of Informal summit, stated that the objective of the mechanism would be to achieve "enhanced trade and commercial relations, as well as to better balance the trade between the two countries".

Sixth, China and India should strengthen cooperation in worldwide and regional affairs.

Speaking at a global diplomacy level, Jinping said, "Differences between the two countries should be viewed in a correct way".

Lalit Mansingh, a former Indian ambassador to the United States, said he expected an overview of bilateral relations between the two leaders and "giving instructions on how the relationship should proceed".

The Chinese President suggested that both countries should carry out strategic communication in a timely and effective manner.

"We believe, guided by leaders from the two sides, ties between China and India would become a significant factor in defining worldwide relations in the future", the editorial added.

Xi arrived in India two days after hosting Pakistani Prime Minister Khan in Beijing.

Fourth, China and India should deepen pragmatic cooperation and tighten ties of interests, Xi said.

Xi and Modi visited three iconic monuments - Arjuna's Penance, Pancha Rathas and the Shore Temple - at Mamallapuram, a tourist town famous for its stone carvings 60 kilometers south of Chennai.

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When queried on the escalating trade war between the US-China, and the likely impact on the Indio-China trade, Gokhale said that there was no direct bearing on India-China trade on what is happening between the US and China. Modi said both countries agreed to be sensitive to each other's concerns as they held delegation-level talks.

Mr Modi mentioned that since ancient times, India and China have been major economic powers in the world.

Xi landed at the Chennai airport, where Tamil Nadu state Governor Banwarilal Purohit greeted him with a bouquet as a cultural group beat drums and blew horns.

In 2017, a standoff occurred at the Doklam border as India resisted a road being built in the region by China, and earlier this month, Chinese and Indian military clashed again when the Chinese People's Liberation Army objected to Indian patrols in Ladakh.

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale told reporters that Chinese President Xi Jinping is ready to take measures to reduce India's deficit in the bilateral trade.

"As countries that are large and diverse, they recognised the importance of continuing to make joint efforts to ensure that the global community strengthens the framework against training, financing and supporting terrorist groups throughout the world and on a non-discriminatory basis", said the MEA press release.

The president said they will instruct relevant departments of both sides to implement the results of the meeting so as to open up new prospects of China-India cooperation.

Gokhale said that President Jinping also welcomed investment from India to China in sectors like information technology and pharmaceuticals.

Receiving Xi at the entrance, Modi also extended warm welcome to the Chinese president. It said PM Modi "banked on personal chemistry to iron out the wrinkles in relations between the two nations".

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