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How trade war unleashed by Trump is bringing old foes India & China closer

China has lowered import barriers on some Indian goods

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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Karthikeyan Sundaram and Iain Marlow | Bloomberg
President Donald Trump’s moves to protect US trade interests are creating unusual bedfellows in Asia.

India and China, longstanding economic and strategic rivals, are seeing a thaw in relations less than a year after the most serious border flare-up since a war in 1962 threatened ties between the two Asian giants.

Since May, China has made it easier for India to export non-Basmati rice, removed import duties on anti-cancer drugs and agreed to share data that predicts river flows between the two countries during the flood season. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have met twice since April,

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First Published: Jun 28 2018 | 6:34 AM IST

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