Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (second from left) holds talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping (second from right) during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

China extends hand to Pakistan while reaching out to India

  • Chinese president offers strong backing to Islamabad in meeting with Imran Khan
  • Beijing confirms Xi-Modi informal summit in Indian coastal town from Friday
Topic |   China-India relations

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (second from left) holds talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping (second from right) during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Xi and Modi in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in September 2014. Photo: AP

Modi-Xi bonhomie to be tested by ‘irritants’, but global pressures may yet prompt tighter embrace

  • The Indian and Chinese leaders are expected to meet this weekend for their second informal summit in little more than a year
  • Though military drills and Kashmir threaten to sour the event, wider geopolitical challenges could push the pair closer together
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Xi and Modi in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in September 2014. Photo: AP
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