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PM Modi, Xi Jinping could meet at Mao’s iconic villa in historic Wuhan city

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold an informal summit meeting in China’s central city of Wuhan, a meet which may well be a historic one and a defining moment in the history of Sino-Indian ties.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping leave after a group picture during BRICSSummit in Benaulim, in Goa, on October 16, 2016.(Reuters File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping leave after a group picture during BRICSSummit in Benaulim, in Goa, on October 16, 2016.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 08:54 AM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByJayanth Jacob

Cooperation and chemistry: What to expect from Modi and Xi’s Wuhan summit

Officials say PM Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping can cooperate in a host of areas such as economic relations, counter-terrorism efforts, regional security and climate change. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in Tashkent on the sidelines of a summit.(PTI FILE)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in Tashkent on the sidelines of a summit.(PTI FILE)
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 08:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayanth Jacob

A new, stronger Xi Jinping awaits PM Modi in China’s Wuhan

Chinese premier Xi Jinping has reversed Deng Xiaoping’s policy of “biding time and hiding strength”. Instead, he talks about China playing a more dominant role in the world.
At Wuhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have to contend with a country on the rise with an authoritarian ruler (Xi Jinping) at its helm.(PTI File Photo)
At Wuhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have to contend with a country on the rise with an authoritarian ruler (Xi Jinping) at its helm.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 07:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

PM Modi not restrained by past diplomacy: Officials on Wuhan summit with Xi

Officials said PM Narendra Modi is approaching the Wuhan summit with Chinese president Xi Jinping with an open mind without the diplomatic encumbrances of the past.
Observers say at a time US and Russia are locking horns and Beijing is being bypassed on North Korea by US President Donald Trump, it is in the interest of both PM Modi and Xi to have a strategic conversation.(PTI/File Photo)
Observers say at a time US and Russia are locking horns and Beijing is being bypassed on North Korea by US President Donald Trump, it is in the interest of both PM Modi and Xi to have a strategic conversation.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 11:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

Warm handshakes to border standoffs: Highs and lows in India, China ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping meet in China’s Wuhan city this week.
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi (L) is greeted by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on December 22, 1988 .(File photo)
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi (L) is greeted by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on December 22, 1988 .(File photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 08:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPramit Pal Chaudhuri

Doklam standoff was a wake-up call for India, China

With China not supporting India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group membership, blocking UN designation of Azhar Masood and an aggressive Belt and Road Initiative, India too refused to backtrack and hostilities only deepened.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting in Hangzhou, China, last year.(PTI/File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting in Hangzhou, China, last year.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 03:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAlka Acharya

Sushma Swaraj meets Xi Jinping ahead of Wuhan summit

The external affairs minister met the Chinese premier a day after India and China announced a summit meeting between Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Wuhan this week.
Sushma Swaraj (left) called on Xi Jinping along with other foreign ministers of SCO. Xi said China regards boosting the development of SCO as one of its diplomatic priorities.(AP)
Sushma Swaraj (left) called on Xi Jinping along with other foreign ministers of SCO. Xi said China regards boosting the development of SCO as one of its diplomatic priorities.(AP)
Published on Apr 23, 2018 07:00 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Beijing | ByHT Correspondent

The Modi-Xi informal summit is a first step in rebooting India-China ties

Greater cooperation between India and China will benefit both countries, which will gain by aligning their positions more closely on global issues
The leaders of India and China have perhaps also realised their countries can take on a greater role on the world stage as the United States under President Donald Trump cedes its long-standing leadership(Reuters)
The leaders of India and China have perhaps also realised their countries can take on a greater role on the world stage as the United States under President Donald Trump cedes its long-standing leadership(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 08:24 PM IST
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Modi and Xi to discuss inclusive globalisation, stable development: China

The two leaders will meet at Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on April 27-28.
Chinese President Xi jinping speaks to heads of the delegation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 23.(AFP)
Chinese President Xi jinping speaks to heads of the delegation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 23.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 11:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis, Beijing

Wang Yi is China’s new special representative for border talks with India

The two countries have so far held 20 rounds of talks to resolve the boundary dispute and worked out different mechanisms to keep peace along the 3,488-km long Line of Actual Control (LAC).
China's foreign minister Wang Yi speaks during a press conference with India's foreign minister Sushma Swaraj at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing on April 22, 2018.(AFP Photo)
China's foreign minister Wang Yi speaks during a press conference with India's foreign minister Sushma Swaraj at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing on April 22, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 11:49 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Beijing | ByPress Trust of India

India’s China reset: An unstable world brings Modi and Xi together, for now

The basis of the so-called “reset” in India-China relations was outlined publicly by ex-foreign secretary S. Jaishankar at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in Singapore on 13 April, say senior Indian sources
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the 2016 BRICS Summit in Goa.(REUTERS FILE)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the 2016 BRICS Summit in Goa.(REUTERS FILE)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 07:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPramit Pal Chaudhuri

Modi to hold talks with Xi Jinping on two-day visit to China this week

This will be Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fourth visit to China after he came to power in 2014.
The Modi-Xi summit meeting is taking place in the backdrop of series of high level interactions between both the two countries starting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang’s visit to India in December, the first after Doklam standoff.(Reuters File Photo)
The Modi-Xi summit meeting is taking place in the backdrop of series of high level interactions between both the two countries starting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang’s visit to India in December, the first after Doklam standoff.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 07:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patronobis

Will Sushma Swaraj announce PM Modi’s China visit? Beijing power corridors abuzz

Modi’s likely visit to China before the SCO summit would send a clear signal that both countries are serious about repairing ties in the aftermath of the Doklam military standoff last year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping leave after a group picture during BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit in Benaulim, in the western state of Goa, India, October 16, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File photo(Reuters File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping leave after a group picture during BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit in Benaulim, in the western state of Goa, India, October 16, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File photo(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 01:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis, Beijing

China welcomes North Korea's decision to halt nuclear tests

China, North Korea’s neighbour and key economic and diplomatic benefactor, hoped that it will continue on the path of development.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands in Beijing, during the formers surprise visit to China in March(AP)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands in Beijing, during the formers surprise visit to China in March(AP)
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 08:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis, Beijing

China refutes growing concerns about Belt and Road Initiative

A US think tank called C4ADS has said its research has shown that BRI is not driven by the aim of economic cooperation and “win-win” development for all the countries involved, but is solely propelled by China’s interests.
A Pakistani police officer stands guard at the site of Pakistan China Silk Road in Haripur, Pakistan. From Pakistan to Tanzania to Hungary, projects under Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature
A Pakistani police officer stands guard at the site of Pakistan China Silk Road in Haripur, Pakistan. From Pakistan to Tanzania to Hungary, projects under Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature "Belt and Road Initiative" are being canceled, renegotiated or delayed due to disputes about costs or complaints host countries get too little out of projects built by Chinese companies and financed by loans from Beijing that must be repaid.(AP file)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 07:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis, Beijing

‘Jio-fication’ gets Mukesh Ambani a spot on World’s Greatest Leaders list

“‘Jio-fication’ has driven India’s higher-price carriers to drop costs (if not run them out of business), and, fuelled a 1,100% rise in India’s monthly data consumption,” Fortune magazine said.
Ambani, who turned 61 today, has “in less than two years, brought mobile data to the masses — and completely upended the country’s telecom market”, Fortune said.(REUTERS)
Ambani, who turned 61 today, has “in less than two years, brought mobile data to the masses — and completely upended the country’s telecom market”, Fortune said.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 06:48 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

China activates new long-range missiles for striking ships: Report

The domestically developed missile is capable of nuclear counter attacks, says state media.
Military delegates from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) walk toward the Great Hall of the People for a meeting during the annual session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), in Beijing, March 4, 2017.(Reuters)
Military delegates from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) walk toward the Great Hall of the People for a meeting during the annual session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), in Beijing, March 4, 2017.(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 17, 2018 05:32 PM IST
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Sushma Swaraj to meet Chinese FM Wang Yi for key talks before Modi visit

In June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Summit.
Minister of External Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj will meet a more powerful Wang, who in March was elevated to China’s top diplomatic post of State Councillor.(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
Minister of External Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj will meet a more powerful Wang, who in March was elevated to China’s top diplomatic post of State Councillor.(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 17, 2018 10:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

China relaxes rules for soldiers on use of mobile phones, internet

Mobile phones and social networking applications can be used after registering the hardware and applications’ accounts with respective commanding units.
Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) are seen during a military promotional event in Baoding, Hebei province, China March 30.(REUTERS FILE)
Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) are seen during a military promotional event in Baoding, Hebei province, China March 30.(REUTERS FILE)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 09:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

China’s Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

Weibo.com was flooded over the weekend with the hashtags “#I’mGay” and “#I’mGayNotaPervert” after the Twitter-like platform said that cartoons and short videos with pornographic, violent or gay subject matter would be investigated over a three-month period.
A picture illustration shows icons of WeChat and Weibo app in Beijing.(Reuters File Photo)
A picture illustration shows icons of WeChat and Weibo app in Beijing.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 05:49 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Beijing | ByPress Trust of India

Modi, Xi may set aside diplomatic template to meet in China before SCO summit

Indian diplomats have neither denied nor confirmed the first visit, but Modi is scheduled to attend the SCO summit on June 8 and 9 in the coastal city of Qingdao and meet Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a meeting.(Reuters File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a meeting.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 04:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis, Beijing

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un meets Chinese official, calls for stronger ties

Kim met with Song Tao, head of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee’s international department, who was leading an art troupe to attend a spring festival in Pyongyang.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets Song Tao, the head of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee’s international department on Sunday.(Reuters photo)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets Song Tao, the head of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee’s international department on Sunday.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2018 08:37 AM IST
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Press Trust of India, Seoul | ByPress Trust of India

‘I am gay’ protests sweep China over ban on homosexual content on Weibo

Weibo said in a statement Friday it had begun a “clean-up campaign” to remove “illegal” content, including “manga and videos with pornographic implications, promoting violence or (related to) homosexuality”.
Weibo says the three-month campaign will target ‘illegal’ gay and violent content.(AFP File Photo)
Weibo says the three-month campaign will target ‘illegal’ gay and violent content.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2018 06:30 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Beijing | ByAgence France-Presse

Chinese urged to boycott US firms amid tariff war, but Big Mac fans unconvinced

In response to US tariffs, appeals to shun McDonald’s, KFC and Apple’s iPhone have appeared on the popular WeChat messaging app and the Weibo microblogging website in China.
US President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods have roused some nationalist sentiment in the world's second largest economy, where consumers have a long track record of spurning foreign products when political nerves are frayed.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods have roused some nationalist sentiment in the world's second largest economy, where consumers have a long track record of spurning foreign products when political nerves are frayed.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 14, 2018 11:16 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Beijing | ByAgence France-Presse

Nepal foreign minister to visit China

This is the first high-level visit from Nepal to China after the formation of the Oli government.
Pradip Gyawali will be in China with a delegation from April 16 to 21 at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.(Courtesy: Nepal Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Pradip Gyawali will be in China with a delegation from April 16 to 21 at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.(Courtesy: Nepal Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 08:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kathmandu | ByAnil Giri

China will help Pakistan revamp its colonial-era railways

As part of Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road trade initiative, China is set to upgrade a 1,163-miles track from Karachi to Peshawar near the Afghan border with an $8 billion loan to Pakistan.
A passenger sits reading a book in his cabin while travelling the Green Line train service from Karachi to Islamabad.(Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg)
A passenger sits reading a book in his cabin while travelling the Green Line train service from Karachi to Islamabad.(Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 05:08 PM IST
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Sushma, Sitharaman scheduled to be in Beijing on same day on April 24

The visits of Swaraj and Sitharaman are the first high-profile visits by Indian ministers after last year’s 73-day long standoff at Doklam.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (L) and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (C) at the US-India Strategic & Commercial Dialogue plenary session at the State Department in Washington September 22, 2015.(REUTERS File Photo)
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (L) and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (C) at the US-India Strategic & Commercial Dialogue plenary session at the State Department in Washington September 22, 2015.(REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 07:09 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Beijing | ByPress Trust of India

IMF chief says China’s Belt and Road initiative progressing but warns of debt risks

One challenge is to ensure that Belt and Road only travels where it is needed, and the second is to focus on sound fiscal policies, Christine Lagarde said.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde speaks at the Joint People's Bank of China-International Monetary Fund High-Level Conference in Beijing on April 12, 2018.(AFP Photo)
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde speaks at the Joint People's Bank of China-International Monetary Fund High-Level Conference in Beijing on April 12, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Published on Apr 12, 2018 12:20 PM IST
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Reuters, Beijing | ByHT Correspondent

Belt and Road Initiative not a Chinese plot, says president Xi Jinping

China has said projects along the routes of the Belt and Road will be open to investment from all, including third party nations, but some Western governments have voiced concern the deals will overwhelmingly favour Chinese companies.
Chinese president Xi Jinping delivers a speech at an annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia in Boao, in the southern Chinese province of Hainan, on April 10, 2018.(Kyodo via Reuters)
Chinese president Xi Jinping delivers a speech at an annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia in Boao, in the southern Chinese province of Hainan, on April 10, 2018.(Kyodo via Reuters)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 01:31 AM IST
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Encouraged by Xi Jinping’s remarks but want concrete steps to avert new tariff: White House

US President Donald Trump had said he was ‘thankful’ to China’s Xi Jinping for his ‘kind words’ on tariffs. ‘Will make great progress together’.
US President Donald Trump talks to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last year.(AP File Photo)
US President Donald Trump talks to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last year.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2018 09:24 AM IST
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