There was no eye contact, smiles or handshake between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the SCO group photo session. Photo: Sputnik/Sergey Bobylev/Pool via Reuters
There was no eye contact, smiles or handshake between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the SCO group photo session. Photo: Sputnik/Sergey Bobylev/Pool via Reuters
Shi Jiangtao
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Shi Jiangtao

No smiles, no handshake: China and India are in the midst of a geopolitical split

  • Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi didn’t hold talks or even shake hands at the recent SCO summit in Samarkand
  • It’s a sign of how far New Delhi’s attitude towards Beijing has changed since a 2020 border clash, and it’s not in China’s interests

There was no eye contact, smiles or handshake between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the SCO group photo session. Photo: Sputnik/Sergey Bobylev/Pool via Reuters
There was no eye contact, smiles or handshake between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the SCO group photo session. Photo: Sputnik/Sergey Bobylev/Pool via Reuters
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