Dear PM,— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 27, 2018
Saw the live TV feed of your “No Agenda" China visit.
You look tense!
A quick reminder:
2. China Pakistan Eco Corridor passes through POK. That"s Indian territory.
India wants to hear you talk about these crucial issues.
You have our support.
Modi-Xi summit: PM stresses on pushing economic ties with China
- 5.24 pm ISTModi offers to host Xi in India next year
- 4.16 pm ISTTaking cue from history, Modi stresses on strengthening economic ties
- 3.13 pm ISTRahul urges Modi to raise Doklam, CPEC with Xi
- 3.06 pm ISTWill Modi show courage, conviction to do plain-speaking with China on Doklam issue: Congress
- 2.14 am ISTModi, Xi interact in Wuhan, stress on ancient ties
- 1.22 pm ISTPM Modi, Xi Jinping begin informal summit in Wuhan
- 1.03 pm ISTModi-Xi meet at Hubei Provincial Museum
- 12.11 pm ISTModi, Xi all set for ‘heart-to-heart’ summit
- 10.36 am ISTModi-Xi to promote free trade, strengthen cooperation
- 9.30 am ISTModi-Xi informal meet today
- 8.48 am IST‘Singapore Indian chamber mulls to join China’s BRI’
- 8.40 am ISTPM Modi arrives in Wuhan for informal summit with Chinese president Xi
- 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:
- 5.24 pm IST Modi offers to host Xi in India next yearPrime 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)
- 4.16 pm IST Taking cue from history, Modi stresses on strengthening economic tiesModi 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)
- 3.13 pm IST Rahul urges Modi to raise Doklam, CPEC with XiCongress 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)
- 3.06 pm IST Will Modi show courage, conviction to do plain-speaking with China on Doklam issue: CongressThe 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)
- 2.14 am IST Modi, Xi interact in Wuhan, stress on ancient tiesModi 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.
Culture of both India and China is based along the river banks, if we talk about Mohenjo Daro and Harappa civilizations in India, all the development happened along river banks: PM Modi to President Xi Jinping in Wuhan #China pic.twitter.com/2RNr1IyAUu— ANI (@ANI) April 27, 2018
- 1.22 pm IST PM Modi, Xi Jinping begin informal summit in WuhanPrime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping begin informal summit in central China’s Wuhan city.
- 12.11 pm IST Modi, Xi all set for ‘heart-to-heart’ summitPrime 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)
- 10.36 am IST Modi-Xi to promote free trade, strengthen cooperationBoth 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.
- 8.48 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
- 8.40 am IST PM Modi arrives in Wuhan for informal summit with Chinese president Xi
A special moment past midnight as PM @narendramodi was warmly welcomed in Wuhan for the 1st Informal Summit with Chinese President Xi. The two leaders will review the developments in our bilateral relations from a strategic and long-term perspective. pic.twitter.com/DBI5RBaNKu— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) April 26, 2018