The 21st round of the Special Representative talks between India and China scheduled for this Friday and Saturday come nearly exactly a year after the 20th round held in December 2017. They also follow a series of events that have led to the upscaling of India-China exchanges after the lull caused by and after the Doklam crisis of 2017.
These will be the last talks before India’s next general election in the summer of 2019. This will also be the first time Wang Yi will represent China, after replacing Yang Jiechi as foreign minister.
Since Doklam, various exchanges aimed at improving the relations between the two countries have taken place. The “informal” Wuhan Summit was of course the most significant one.
It was an effort to bring the relations back on track and possibly to put an end to the cyclical patterns they seemed to have gotten into. Read More