Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

India criticises Chinese trade policies, casting doubt over RCEP free trade deal

  • The foreign minister said ‘unfair’ market access has created a significant trade deficit between the two nations
  • He said New Delhi’s involvement in the world’s biggest trade deal would hinge on a mutually equitable arrangement
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Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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Curbing air pollution and mitigating its dependence on imported crude are part of the reasons behind India’s electric-vehicle push. Photo: Shutterstock

In India, Modi is betting big on electric vehicles. But does he need China’s help?

  • The South Asian nation wants to become a 100 per cent EV nation by 2030, despite teething problems implementing the switch
  • But China controls the bulk of components essential to the manufacture of EV batteries, so the prime minister’s dream is dependent on Beijing’s blessings
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Curbing air pollution and mitigating its dependence on imported crude are part of the reasons behind India’s electric-vehicle push. Photo: Shutterstock
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