MAMALLAPURAM: The second informal India-China summit ended in the seaside resort town of Mamallapuram with a resonant reaffirmation of the Wuhan spirit of “managing differences prudently” and enlarging areas of …Read More
MAMALLAPURAM: Call it the Chennai Connect, if you will. The leaders of India and China during their second informal summit underscored in unison that the Wuhan spirit led to “fresh …Read More
Setting a positive note for the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, China has signalled a shift in its stance on recent changes …Read More
Setting a positive tone ahead of the second informal summit meeting between the leaders of India and China, China’s new Ambassador to India Sun Weidong has exhorted the two countries …Read More
Four meetings between the leaders of India and China, spanning three continents in eight months! In a milestone that underscores the new normal and confidence in India-China relations, India’s Prime …Read More
In one of China’s happiest cities, the leaders of India and China indicated the beginning of a new chapter in bilateral relations as they met for their first heart-to-heart summit …Read More
A day ahead of his historic informal summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has underlined that the two leaders will review the developments …Read More
President Xi’s report pointed out the right direction for developing China-India economic and trade relationship. In the future, following the principles of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, we will use three “keys” to unlock the potential of balanced and mutually beneficial China- India economic and trade cooperation in the “new era”.
With the guidance of our leaders and the guiding principles of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, India-China economic and trade cooperation will bring real benefits to our governments, business communities and ordinary people. It will become the bedrock and anchor of our bilateral relationship. With the development of this relationship, the day when “China and India speak in one voice, and the world listens” will come soon.
After more than ten weeks of posturing and charged rhetoric during the face-off at Doklam plateau in Bhutan, India and China have signaled their intention to start afresh and improve their relationship. This was reflected in the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the margins of the BRICS summit in Xiamen on September 5, when they decided to take a forward looking approach to the bilateral relationship.
In an interview with Soumya Nair, former diplomat M.K. Bhadrakumar talks about India’s options in dealing with a rising China and the course of India-China relationship, post-Doklam.Read More
The presence of strong leaders like Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi opens up the possibilities of path-breaking initiatives that could benefit both countries and transform the geo-political landscape in the region. Given China’s military and economic strength and assertive territorial claims, it will be up to Beijing to initiate the first steps.
India-China relations are presently at a critical stage. The decisions and events of the next 2-5 years will be crucial and could mark a new phase in the relationship. At the same time the flux in geostrategic alignments in the world, caused by the potential shift in the global balance of power to the East, have got accentuated with the election in November 2016 of Donald Trump as the 45th US President and consequent uncertainty about his policies.
The almost simultaneous emergence of strong, new leaders, namely Xi Jinping in China, Narendra Modi in India and Shinzo Abe in Japan, has injected an element of competition in the region. All three are pragmatic leaders with a track record of being decisive and a capacity to take bold decisions.
Ties between India and China are, presently, marked by mutual suspicion. Given China’s military and economic strength and assertive territorial claims, it will be up to Beijing to initiate the first steps. Thus far, Xi Jinping has shown no sign of taking such an initiative.