Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom (left) shakes hands with Xi Jinping after signing deals at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom (left) shakes hands with Xi Jinping after signing deals at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
Diplomacy

China and Maldives sign free trade, maritime deals

Agreements expected to add to concerns in New Delhi over Beijing’s influence in South Asia

Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom (left) shakes hands with Xi Jinping after signing deals at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom (left) shakes hands with Xi Jinping after signing deals at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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