PM Modi concludes China visit, leaves for home

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and President of People's Republic of China Xi Jinping held their first Informal Summit in Wuhan on April 27-28, 2018, to exchange views on overarching issues of bilateral and global importance, and to elaborate their respective visions and priorities for national development in the context of the current and future worldwide situation.

The Chinese president added that both the countries had similar ideas in worldwide affairs.

India's ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale, in an interview with the Hong Kong-based daily South China Morning Post back in March, had said that if the CPEC meets the norms of an global programme, then New Delhi has no problem.

On the first day of the summit on Friday, both the leaders held one-to-one talks, where they discussed the historical past of both India and China.

"On the issue of the India-China boundary question, the two leaders endorsed the work of the special representatives in their efforts to find a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable settlement", he said.

Saturday's statement outlined proposals meant to strengthen direct lines of communication between the two nations' militaries, "in order to build trust and mutual understanding and enhance predictability and effectiveness in the management of border affairs".

India and China agreed on a number of issues during the Wuhan meeting which had no fixed agenda and touched upon issues that the two leaders thought about freely.

More news: Swedish federation official says Zlatan won't make comeback

China-India relations have been under considerable strain as the two nations compete for leadership in Asia. The two fought a brief but bloody war in 1962 and have a history of mutual distrust. Bilateral ties deteriorated previous year when troops from both nuclear-armed powers stared each other down for months in a remote part of the Himalayas in a border dispute near Bhutan.

A crisis was averted in August when the two nuclear-armed nations pulled back.

India, China "backbone" of multi-polar world order: "As the two largest developing countries and emerging-market economies with a population level of more than one billion, China and India are the backbone of the world's multipolarisation and economic globalisation", Jinping was quoted as saying.

As for Afghanistan, the details would be announced once the two sides decided on the project. China while trying to expand its influence in Kabul has tacitly backed Pakistan, which has been accused by Afghanistan and the United States of backing the Taliban.

The statement also outlined plans by the two leaders to "push forward bilateral trade and investment", though it included no specifics on how this might be achieved.

"In that context, the Prime Minister also mentioned the importance of balancing trade and also spoke of the possibility of agricultural export and pharmaceutical exports to China".

Gokhale said Modi's talks with Xi focused on diverse areas of Indio-China cooperation. The issue of terrorism also came up in the meetings. "They committed themselves to cooperate on counter-terrorism".

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

DOJ probing Huawei over possible sanctions violations
On April 16, the Department of Commerce said it would bar American companies from exporting to Huawei rival ZTE for seven years. Still, another setback in the U.S. market could cause Huawei to throw in the towel and concentrate on other regions.

India to face Pakistan on June 16
Global rankings will also be introduced from November for women's teams and May 2019 for men. Pakistan beat India past year to clinch Champions Trophy 2017.

Columbus Blue Jackets: 3 Reasons Why They Lost To The Capitals
In a closely-decided series, the Blue Jackets probably needed better results with Jones on the ice if they were going to advance. Columbus didn't get much production out of their fourth line, but otherwise there were contributions throughout the lineup.

Flyers' Couturier played with torn knee in Games 5, 6
Nobody alive remembers Newsy, but we won't soon forget Jake turning this fierce in-state rivalry into his personal Guentzelvania. Couturier did everything he could to extend this series one more game, but he didn't get enough support from his teammates.

First trailer released for upcoming HBO miniseries Sharp Objects
The trailer doesn't give too much away, but it shows just enough to have you totally and completely invested. This new HBO adaptation looks both stunning and disturbing, and really, what more do you need?

Czech Republic to open honorary consulate in Jerusalem
Opened in the early 1990s, the Czech honorary consulate in Jerusalem was closed in 2016 due to the death of the honorary consul, spokeswoman Michaela Lagronova told AFP.

Cambridge Analytica fights back on Facebook data scandal
Facebook's argument is that the policy did not allow Kogan to pass that data on to third parties. Most of the money received from SCL was spent on coding work, acquiring data and legal fees.

Jazz's third-quarter meltdown in OKC stems largely from Gobert's foul trouble
Westbrook hit back-to-back 3-pointers, then made a layup with 5:07 left in the third quarter to cut Utah's lead to 73-60. He only went out of the game for a short time but was on the floor nearly as much as Westbrook and George.

Would You Travel The World For Money?
The successful candidates would eventually move to Iceland on June 1 and would continue their term till it gets over on August 15. The role comes with a salary of about $4,000 per month plus transportation and travel and living expenses.

Caster Semenya Forced to Lower Testosterone Levels to Defend Olympic Title
While the previous rules were enforced, her season-best times were around 1:59 or slower. Semenya fans didn't take the new rules kindly, criticizing the IAAF's decision.

Steelers trade for No. 76 pick, select QB Mason Rudolph
Pittsburgh picked Western Michigan offensive tackle Chukwuma Okorafora with their second third-round selection. The addition of Rudolph puts Josh Dobbs and Landry Jones on notice that their days are numbered in Pittsburgh.

Markets Right Now: US stocks open slightly lower
Stocks tumbled Tuesday after companies including Caterpillar, 3M and Sherwin-Williams said they're seeing higher costs. Twitter, initially up 10 percent after a strong set of quarterly results, flipped to a 3 percent fall on the day.

Alfie Evans REFUSED treatment in Italy after judge blocks final legal fight
Instead, Alfie will remain at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, but he may eventually be permitted to return home with his parents. According to the Christian Legal Centre , a helicopter had arrived near the Alder Hey hospital in case the bid was successful.

Regrets, I've a few says Mourinho about baiting Wenger
Three experienced players couldn't shut the door on one opponent and that has cost them so much tonight, I fear. New regime can't come soon enough.

Armenia marks 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
More than 200,000 people of Armenian descent live in Los Angeles County, making the Southland home to the largest Armenian community outside of Armenia.


More News

News
More News