Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday offered to host the next informal summit with Xi Jinping in India next year, a proposal which elicited a positive response from the Chinese president. Modi made the offer during his delegation-level talks as part of an unprecedented informal summit with president Xi in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. The first informal summit between Modi and Xi in Wuhan—the favourite holiday spot of revolutionary Chinese leader Mao Zedong—is being seen as an effort by India and China to rebuild trust and improve ties that were hit by the 73-day-long Dokalam standoff last year. This is the fourth visit of Modi to China after he came to power in 2014. He is again due to visit China to take part in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit to be held at Qingdao city on 9-10 June. Here are the latest updates and developments from the Modi-Xi Wuhan dialogue:
27 Apr 2018, 05:24:00 PM IST
Modi offers to host Xi in India next year
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hailed the centuries old Sino-India ties, telling Chinese president Xi Jinping that the two countries have a “big opportunity” to work together for the benefit of their people and the world. During his delegation-level talks as part of an unprecedented informal summit with President Xi in the central Chinese city, Modi said such informal summits should become a tradition between the two countries. “I’ll be happy, if in 2019, we can have such informal summit in India,” Modi told Xi. (PTI)
27 Apr 2018, 04:16:00 PM IST
Taking cue from history, Modi stresses on strengthening economic ties
Modi recalled that during the 2000 years of history, India and China together provided momentum and strength to the world economy and dominated it for around 1600 years. “The two countries together constituted for about 50 per cent of the world economy and another 50 per cent was shared by rest of the world for 1600 years,” the prime minister said. Modi also said the people of India felt proud that President Xi has twice received him out of the capital. “I’m perhaps the first Prime Minister of India, for whom, you have come out of the capital (Beijing) twice to receive me,” Modi said, referring to his visit to Xi’an—the home town of president Xi in 2015. (PTI)
27 Apr 2018, 03:13:00 PM IST
Rahul urges Modi to raise Doklam, CPEC with Xi
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today called Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to China as the one having “no agenda”, but reminded him to raise the Doklam standoff with Chinese troops last year and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor with the leadership there. Gandhi mocked Modi, saying “you look tense” on the visit. However extending his party’s support, he told the prime minister that India wants to hear him talk about these crucial issues—Doklam and CPEC—with China. (PTI)
27 Apr 2018, 03:06:00 PM IST
Will Modi show courage, conviction to do plain-speaking with China on Doklam issue: Congress
The Congress on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi whether he will remember his innate duty of protecting India’s strategic interests by raising the Doklam issue with China that impacts national security. Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala took a dig at the prime minister, saying Modi may not be able to show “red eyes” as he “loftily promised”, but will he show the courage and conviction to do plain-speaking on Doklam and defend India’s interests. (PTI)
27 Apr 2018, 02:14:00 AM IST
Modi, Xi interact in Wuhan, stress on ancient ties
Modi recalled that during the 2000 years of history, India and China together provided momentum and strength to the world economy and dominated it for around 1600 years.
27 Apr 2018, 01:22:00 PM IST
PM Modi, Xi Jinping begin informal summit in Wuhan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping begin informal summit in central China’s Wuhan city.
27 Apr 2018, 01:03:00 PM IST
Modi-Xi meet at Hubei Provincial Museum
27 Apr 2018, 12:11:00 PM IST
Modi, Xi all set for ‘heart-to-heart’ summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will begin their marathon one-on-one talks after lunch at the Hubei Provincial Museum. It will be followed by talks between the two leaders accompanied by six top officials from each side. The two will have one-on-one dinner at the famous East Lake, a favourite holiday destination of China’s revolutionary leader Mao Zedong. They will resume their one-on-one interaction on Saturday at 10am local time with walks by the lake side, boat ride and wind up their talks over lunch, official sources in Wuhan said. (PTI)
27 Apr 2018, 10:36:00 AM IST
Modi-Xi to promote free trade, strengthen cooperation
Both China and India’s development goals are similar and the 27-28 April informal meeting between Chinese president Xi Jinping and Indian PM Narendra Modi will promote free trade, strengthen unity among developing countries and uphold the principles of equity and justice, wrote Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui in an article published in Hindustan Times.
27 Apr 2018, 09:30:00 AM IST
Modi-Xi informal meet today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to have a one-on-one meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping at 3.30pm local time in China’s Wuhan on Friday, ANI reports.
27 Apr 2018, 08:48:00 AM IST
‘Singapore Indian chamber mulls to join China’s BRI’
The Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) plans to work with its Chinese counterpart on China’s multi-billion dollar One Belt, One Road Initiative (OBOR), its newly-appointed chairman has said. “The SICCI will work very closely with the Chinese Chamber on the One Belt One Road Initiative for the benefit of its members,” said Dr T Chandroo, the business group’s newly-elected chairman, after holding its annual general meeting in Singapore on Thursday. (PTI)ALSO READ | Wuhan meet likely to set road map for intensifying CBMs
27 Apr 2018, 08:40:00 AM IST
PM Modi arrives in Wuhan for informal summit with Chinese president Xi
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