Beijing: Grievances might loom over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to the US and it will not be as fruitful as Chinese President Xi Jinping's maiden visit to India, a state-run daily here said Tuesday.
"It can be anticipated that Modi's US visit won't be as fruitful as Xi's visit to India. Washington requires payback for every investment and New Delhi has not offered anything back after reaping a lot of benefits from the US. Grievances might loom over Modi's visit," an article in the website of Global Times run by the ruling Communist Party.
"What Beijing and New Delhi have achieved during Xi's visit is beyond expectations. Not only has a whole package of 12 agreements has been signed, both nations have also made breakthroughs in some crucial fields," the paper, known for its nationalistic views, said.
In terms of the long-standing territorial conflict, India also showed restraint, although tensions had been raised along the disputed border before Xi's visit, it said.
"China has scored significantly in India, not only because Chinese investment and competitive advantages are able to enter the world's second largest market more freely, but more importantly because China's strategic goal of holding its southwest steady has made initial progress, especially given the fact that China faces territorial disputes in the south and east," it said.
"India knows that it has international influence, but it lacks the capability to exert it. China's situation is the other way around. Therefore, it becomes feasible that China and India can establish a complementary mechanism," it said.
China doesn't have to worry about India seeking a coalition with the US and Japan to counter China, because it is against India's national interests and its national nonalignment policy, it said.? ?
India needs to cooperate with China on individual cases.
In the future, China and India will interact with each other in a model where competition and cooperation coexist, it said.