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Takeaways from Modi's China visit

Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a meeting in Xian, Shaanxi province on Thursday.

Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a meeting in Xian, Shaanxi province on Thursday.  

In the two days that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been in China, he has announced a slew of bilateral agreements — ranging from finding a political solution to the border issue, to strengthening cultural ties.

The Prime Minister, whose packed schedule in China began on Thursday at the historic city of Xian and will end at the modern Shanghai on Saturday, had said his visit would set a “new milestone” for Asian relations.

Here's a snapshot of decisions that have emerged from the visit, so far.



> In China, going beyond optics

In redefining India's geopolitical relationship, Modi would have to take a call on balance of power in Asia-Pacific

>Modi, Xi get down to tackling tough issues

Boundary row, trade balance dominate talks, writes Suhasini Haidar.

Takeaways from China

  • 1 For enhanced border defence cooperation, a "hotline" to work between the Military Headquarters >Read more
  • 2 ISRO and China space agency to sign Space Cooperation Outline for Deep Space Exploration >Read more
  • 3 Sisterhood between Karnataka & Sichuan; Aurangabad & Dunhuang, Chennai & Chongqing, Hyderabad & Qingdao >Read more
  • 4 Extend electronic tourist visas to Chinese nationals. India will celebrate the "Year of China" next year >Read more
  • 5 Agreement on climate change later this year, will address mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology development and transfer >Read more
  • 6 China will open a new Consulate General in Chennai, India will open one in Chengdu >Read more
  • 7 Tackle growing trade deficit by expanding economic relations in Infrastructure, IT, Pharma, Agriculture and Manufacturing >Read more

>To China with a clear strategy

India cannot overlook excess of nationalism, belief in exceptionalism in today's China

>A long march to a new relationship

India-China relationship today is marked by low levels of mutual trust, writes Nirupama Rao.



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