China, India cinch up economic ties

Modi, right, welcomes Xi upon his arrival in Ahmedabad. © AP

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei staff writer

NEW DELHI -- Indian and Chinese leaders rarely go out of their way to look chummy -- their countries still nurse a Himalayan border dispute, after all. Tell that to Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping, his eyebrow-raising birthday guest Wednesday. China values economic cooperation with fellow emerging ...