Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi are set to meet in the southern Indian city of Mamallapuram. Photo: AFP

Chinese President Xi Jinping seeks to highlight cooperation over conflict on visit to India and Nepal

  • Chinese leader will seek to present Beijing as regional leader by stressing importance of closer ties in meetings with South Asian leaders
  • While Xi wants to play down disputes, Nepal’s closer ties to China have already caused concern in New Delhi
Topic |   China-India relations

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Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi are set to meet in the southern Indian city of Mamallapuram. Photo: AFP
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Military vehicles carry DF-17 missiles capable of reaching the US mainland during the parade to mark 70 years of the People’s Republic. Photo: AP

Military advances and Xi Jinping’s supreme status among the themes as Beijing celebrates National Day

  • 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China marked by its biggest ever military parade and huge civilian parade
  • Xi says no force can stop China ‘marching forward’ and vows to protect the long-term stability of Hong Kong
Topic |   People’s Republic of China at 70

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Military vehicles carry DF-17 missiles capable of reaching the US mainland during the parade to mark 70 years of the People’s Republic. Photo: AP
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