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BEIJING: Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping as "good friends", China on Monday hoped that the two leaders would discuss their respective industry frictions with america and succeed in a consensus on opposing industry protectionism throughout their "very important" assembly this week at the sidelines of the SCO summit in Bishkek.

This 12 months's summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be held within the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek on June 13-14 the place Modi and Xi are scheduled to meet and discuss bilateral and international problems.


The assembly assumes significance as that is the first assembly between the two leaders after Modi-led BJP's large victory within the fresh elections in India.

Xi had congratulated Modi on his re-election thru a letter on May 23.

"Once again we congratulate Prime Minister Modi. President Xi and Prime Minister Modi are good friends. They had very successful informal summit at Wuhan last year," Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Hanhui advised a media briefing here answering a query at the Modi-Xi assembly.

He mentioned the Wuhan summit has supplied strategic guidance for the development of India-China ties, paving the best way for solid growth of China-India family members in the end.

The April 27-28 Wuhan summit between Modi and Xi was largely credited to have grew to become around the bilateral family members soured by the 73-day Doklam standoff in 2017, triggered by Chinese troops' try to construct a street just about the Indian border in an area additionally claimed by Bhutan.

After the Wuhan summit, both the countries stepped up efforts to make stronger family members in different spheres together with the military-to-military ties. When asked in regards to the assembly between the two leaders at the sidelines of the SCO summit, Zhang mentioned, "While the details for the meeting are under discussion, I believe every bilateral meeting between President Xi and Prime Minister Modi is very important. From the Chinese side, we will make good perpetrations for the success of bilateral meeting."

He additionally mentioned the China-US industry conflict and the "spectre" of emerging industry frictions between america and India may just turn out to be vital a part of the discussions between the two leaders.

"Whether they will talk about trade fictions between China and the US and the spectre of trade frictions between the US and India, such things are not surprising. I believe this could become an important topic in his bilateral meetings with the related leaders," he mentioned.

The two countries had been in an escalating battle over industry for the previous 12 months. The scope of the combat has expanded in fresh months as Washington has tightened industry restrictions on Chinese telecoms massive Huawei.

Hopes for an imminent industry deal were shattered in May after the Trump management greater than doubled price lists on $200 billion of Chinese imports and threatened further tasks.

US President Donald Trump is not easy China to cut back large industry deficit which last 12 months climbed to over $539 billion. He could also be insisting on China to exercise verifiable measures for the safety of intellectual property rights (IPR), technology switch and extra get admission to to American items to the Chinese markets.

Chinese officials hope that India, which could also be going through industry frictions with america specially over termination of its designation as a 'beneficiary developing nation' underneath the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), would join the struggle against Trump's protectionist policies.


"Trade protectionism and unilateralism are very much on the rise. How to respond to the bullying practices of the US, its practice of trade protectionism this is an important question not only to China, but also has direct bearing on the recovery of global economy," Zhang mentioned.


"So I would say it will be helpful if the two leaders could exchange views and we hope their communication will lead to extensive consensus on upholding justice and opposing trade protectionism," he mentioned.


"I hope with their cooperation, the two countries will not only enhance bilateral trade but also play an important role in promoting global economy," he mentioned.


Xi will exchange views together with his foreign counterparts on bilateral and international problems as well, he mentioned.

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