From the information released, the meeting will certainly be a diplomatic event worthy of expectation.
Since Moodys first appointment as Prime Minister of India in May 2014, Xi Jinping and Modi have met for more than ten times, and have carried out various forms of interaction. Home diplomacy and the first informal meeting have become the focus of media coverage, which is impressive.
In July 2014, Xi Jinping met with Modi for the first time in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Xi Jinping said that China and India, as the two largest developing countries and emerging market countries, are all in the great historical process of achieving national rejuvenation. The most cherished is peace and development. The ideals and objectives of the two countries are closely interlinked. It is our greatest common interest to work together to achieve peaceful development, cooperative development and inclusive development, so as to enable the 2.5 billion people of the two countries to live a better life and increase the power of peace and development for the region and the world.
Two months later, Xi Jinping made his first state visit to India, which opened a prelude to home diplomacy between Xi Jinping and modi.
In September 17, 2014, Xi Jinping opened his three day trip to India and arrived in Gujarat State in Western India on the first stop. This is Modis hometown. Modi has been the Chief Minister of Gujarat for 13 consecutive years since 2001.
When he visited the riverside park development project, Modi himself explained to Xi Jinping, and the two stopped at times and sat down to talk with each other, leaving an unforgettable moment with the rocking chair.
In the sunset, Modi invited Xi Jinping into the tent and continued to talk deeply. Xi Jinping inquired into the situation of Chinas two one hundred year goals, deepening the reform in an all-round way and strengthening the construction of the ruling party.
On Moodys 64th birthday, Xi Jinping customized a full-fledged birthday cake for him and wished him a happy birthday. Moody said that it was very meaningful and unforgettable for me to celebrate my birthday with Chairman Xi Jinping.
More than seven months later, two people gathered in Xi Jinpings hometown, Shaanxi.
Today, we are very happy to meet in my hometown as scheduled. This is the first time I have received foreign leaders in my hometown. Xi Jinping opened the door to show the special features of the event.
The itinerary in Shaanxi has a special meaning. Xi Jinping accompanied Modi to visit the Grand Hall of the Great Mercy Temple, the Dayan Pagoda and Xuan Zang San Zang yuan.
Xi Jinping said that last year, you have accompanied me to visit your hometown Gujarat to introduce the Buddhist scriptures in ancient Gujarat by Xuan Zang, a famous Chinese monk of the Tang Dynasty. When Master Xuanzang returned home, he translated Buddhist Sutras in this great Cien Temple. Dacien Temple is a historical witness of long-standing friendly exchanges between China and India.
From Gujarat, India, to Xian, Shaanxi Province, home diplomacy, a more cordial and friendly way of interaction, has enhanced understanding and mutual trust between China and India.
The first informal meeting between Xi Jinping and modi was in from April 27 to 28, 2018, when Xi Jinping described the meeting with four words.
The unusual first manifests itself in the meeting place, which is not arranged in Beijing but in Wuhan, Hubei Province. Peoples Daily, a new media report, said: This time, Moody broke the foreign affairs practice, went to a country but did not go to the capital.
Before the meeting, the Ministry of foreign affairs made clear the reasons at a press conference: the reason why the meeting was arranged in Wuhan is not only because it is the largest city in Central China, with increasingly close contacts with Indian local states and expanding economic and trade cooperation. It also takes into account that Moody has visited Beijing, Guangzhou, Xian, Hangzhou, Xiamen and other Chinese cities, but has not visited central China.
Wuhan is in the middle of Chinas territory, and in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, it has the potential of tracting all over the Yangtze River economic belt and connecting all directions. The Yangtze River Economic Zone is the main intersection zone of one belt and one road.
On the eve of Modis visit to China, on the eve of his visit to China, he issued three content notices on social media and looked forward to meeting with President Xi Jinping. In one of them, he said he would examine the development of India China relations with President Xi Jinping from a strategic and long-term perspective.
About 24 hours, six events, mostly one-to-one meetings with only translators, were called intimate talks by Indian media.
As Luo Zhaohui, then Chinas ambassador to India, said in an interview with the media: There are no specific topics for informal meetings. In a relaxed, comfortable and friendly atmosphere, the two leaders exchanged in-depth views on global, long-term and strategic issues involving bilateral and international levels. No agreement will be signed and no joint document will be issued during the meeting.
There are only two places for the meeting, the Museum of Hubei Province and Donghu Lake (Donghu Hotel and Ship), but the content is very rich. For example, on the morning of the 28th, the two first took a walk in the mall, tasted tea, then went boating on the lake, and then dined in the haiguang Water Pavilion beside the East Lake.
During the talks, Xi Jinping said that the relationship between China and India should be stable and developed, and the foundation is mutual trust. Be honest and direct.
Xi Jinping also talked about how to look at each others problems, whether competitors or partners, whether challenges or opportunities? Mutual suspicion or understanding. These three multiple-choice questions not only give Chinese answers, but also solve problems, and elaborate the strategic choice of Chinas development.
Modi said that we share a common concept, common determination and common vision for the development of India-China relations and we often share a highly consistent view with each other in meetings.
Looking forward to the future, Xi Jinping told Modi that we should grasp the overall situation of Sino Indian Relations from a strategic perspective and ensure that the relations between the two countries are always moving in the right direction. To strengthen the friendly relations between our two countries and make them run like the Yangtze River and the Ganges River and move forward forever.
The informal meeting held in Wuhan ushered in a new stage of China India relations.
The upcoming second informal meeting of the two leaders has attracted global attention. It is believed that under the leadership of the two leaders, the sustained, healthy and stable development of bilateral relations will have a positive impact on Asia and the world.