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Modi-Xi Wuhan summit: Why Chinese media thinks it's a good idea; 10 points

Ahead of the Modi-Xi summit at Wuhan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for sheltering terrorists and urged the SCO to act against countries that promoted terrorism

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BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the agreements exchange ceremony during BRICS Summit in Benaulim, Goa.Photo: PTI
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on April 27-28 to improve bilateral relations. Modi seen here with Xi Jinping at the agreements exchange ceremony during BRICS Summit in Benaulim, Goa. File photo

The Narendra Modi- summit in China's Wuhan city on April 27-28 will see the Indian Prime Minister and Chinese President discussing US President Donald Trump's "protectionist" trade policy and the "unprecedented" changes in the world order in the past 100 years, along with the contentious bilateral issues like China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which includes the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and the India-China border dispute, which came to a head during last year's Doklam standoff. Meanwhile, ahead of the meeting, official Chinese media commented that the Modi-Xi summit could be as significant as the one between former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and then Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1988.



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First Published: Tue, April 24 2018. 12:09 IST