China and India agreed yesterday to several measures which the two powers hope will help to resolve a long-standing border dispute.
Shanghai Daily reports that as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-day visit to China, he and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met in Beijing and agreed upon exchanges of border commanders and the establishment of a military hotline.
After their meeting, Li said “We do not deny that there are some disagreements between us, but we have far more common interests than differences. We have the ability to make the global political and economic order move in a more just and balanced direction.”
Modi told reporters he believed that “the re-emergence of India and China and their relationship” would have “a profound impact on the course of this century.”
While in Beijing, the two leaders also had time for a selfie while visiting what looks like the Temple of Heaven.
It's selfie time! Thanks Premier Li. pic.twitter.com/DSCTszSnq3
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 15, 2015
Earlier today, Modi wrapped up his visit in Shanghai by addressing a huge crowd of China-based Indians.
Addressed a mini-India at a large gathering in Shanghai. Overwhelming enthusiasm. pic.twitter.com/i1P32P24yx
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2015
Modi has proven to be rather popular among the Chinese, especially in Xi’an where residents scrambled to get a glimpse, and of course a photo, of the Indian Prime Minister.
By Dominic Jackson