Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have addressed their countries’ differences at previous BRICS meetings. Photo: AP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have addressed their countries’ differences at previous BRICS meetings. Photo: AP

China backs India’s hosting of BRICS as summit offers forum to ease border tensions

  • New Delhi is taking over chairmanship of BRICS grouping of nations, whose summit could allow leaders Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi to meet
  • Beijing ‘supports the Indian side in hosting’, Chinese foreign ministry says, days after the neighbours agree to disengage troops

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have addressed their countries’ differences at previous BRICS meetings. Photo: AP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have addressed their countries’ differences at previous BRICS meetings. Photo: AP
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