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India and China's border skirmishes bring giants closer to clash

Xi Jinping is growing aggressive, but Narendra Modi should not overreact

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Narendra Modi, left, and Xi Jinping talk at a garden in Wuhan in April 2018: why did the pact break down?   © Xinhua/AP

James Crabtree is an associate professor in practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is author of "The Billionaire Raj."

Wuhan is now notorious as the likely birthplace of coronavirus. But back in 2018 the Chinese city won a small measure of fame by hosting a summit between President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the aftermath of a series of dangerous Himalayan border skirmishes.

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