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Chinese Oranges and Indian Apples: A tale of two trade statements

There is little in common between the official statements of India and China after recent trade talks

Chinese Oranges and Indian Apples: A tale of two trade statements
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Sai Manish New Delhi
On the face of it, the eleventh session of the China-India joint group on economic relations, trade, and science and technology (JEG), co-chaired by India’s commerce minister Suresh Prabhu and his Chinese counterpart Zhong Shan, seems to have started and ended on a happy note. However, the official statements of both countries paints a contrary picture. The Indians claimed to have negotiated for things the Chinese seem to be blissfully unaware of. The Chinese seem to have put forth an agenda the Indians seem to be innocuously oblivious to (See Graphic).
 
The Chinese statement released by Xinhua on March

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First Published: Mar 29 2018 | 3:05 PM IST

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