China and India – the second and seventh largest economies in the world – represent almost 40 per cent of the world’s population and see each other as leaders of the “Asian century”. Illustration: Craig Stephens

A new beginning for China-India relations could transform Asia

Patrick Mendis says Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, fresh from their meeting in Wuhan, should be inspired by Kumarajiva, the monk who translated Buddhist texts into Chinese, to forge a mutually beneficial relationship

Topic |   China-India relations

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China and India – the second and seventh largest economies in the world – represent almost 40 per cent of the world’s population and see each other as leaders of the “Asian century”. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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