Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting in Mamallapuram, Chennai. Photo: EPA

Xi, Modi agree to trim trade deficit, boost mutual trust amid US-China tensions

  • The leaders agreed to set up a mechanism to boost economic ties and tackle India’s trade deficit with China after their second informal summit
  • As 2020 is the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between both countries, India and China will hold 70 events next year to promote relations
Topic |   India

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting in Mamallapuram, Chennai. Photo: EPA
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping have informal talks in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, on Friday. Photo: PTI via dpa

Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi bank on chemistry as they talk trade and terrorism

  • One-on-one dinner between leaders, originally scheduled for an hour, lasts nearly 2½ hours
  • Indian PM takes Chinese president on personal tour of monuments in coastal town of Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu
Topic |   China-India relations

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping have informal talks in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, on Friday. Photo: PTI via dpa
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