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Modi’s tightrope walk on Belt and Road

Xi said he would happily accept an invitation from Prime Minister Modi to hold a second ‘informal’ summit in India, likely to be in early 2019.

One reason why China chose to host the June 9 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Qingdao, a picturesque port of colonial-era buildings and perfectly manicured gardens, is that it is a key stop on Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Eurasia is the heart of the BRI, so for Xi, hosting the SCO in Qingdao was an

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