‘China need not read much into romance between Obama, Modi’

Written by | January 28, 2015 | 0

Beijing: Playing down President Barack Obama’s visit to India, official media here on Wednesday said too much need not be read into the “romance” between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as there are difficult talks ahead before both sides’ expectations can converge.

“The seemingly enthusiastic approach of the US and India and the romance between the two leaders do not suggest any substantial improvement in the bilateral ties of the two countries,” an article in the state-run Global Times here said on Wednesday.

The daily, a part of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), has carried several articles in the last few days highlighting China’s concerns over Obama’s unprecedented second visit to India with assertions by Chinese analysts that it is aimed denting improving China-India relations.

“High-sounding remarks and deals are often showcased during high-level visits between the US and India, but when the trips end, actions often lag behind and words fail to translate into visible actions. The latest visit will likely repeat this pattern,” the article said.

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