Indian PM Narendra Modi starts China visit

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves upon his arrival at Xi’an Xiangyang International Airport, on May 14, 2015. Photo credit Indian Press Information Bureau/AFP

BEIJING (AFP) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a three-day trip to China on Thursday by inspecting the Terracotta Warriors as a festering border dispute colours relations between the Asian giants.

Modi visited the World Heritage Site in the ancient Chinese capital of Xian, pictures posted on his official Twitter account showed, after he was greeted on the airport tarmac by a dancing troupe.

Photographs posted on the social media network showed his comments in the visitors’ book read: “The Terracotta Army is a heritage of the world. It is a testimony to China’s civilizational achievements.”

Xian is the capital of Shaanxi, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ancestral home province. Xi was expected to join Modi in Shaanxi later, reciprocating after Modi hosted Xi in…

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