Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at their informal summit talks in Mamallapuram earlier this month. Photo: DPA

Could India’s last-minute demands scupper a China-backed pan-Asia trade deal that’s been seven years in the making?

  • New Delhi has angered other negotiators in recent days by making additional requests on the long-awaited Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
  • Leaders had hoped to announce a preliminary deal, covering half the world’s population, on November 4 at an Asean-hosted meeting
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at their informal summit talks in Mamallapuram earlier this month. Photo: DPA
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