April 27, 2018 / 10:45 AM / a year ago

China's Xi says hopes to open a new chapter in India ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) during their meeting in Wuhan, China, April 27, 2018. India's Press Information Bureau/Handout via REUTERS

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday that he hopes their meeting opens a new chapter for bilateral ties, state radio reported.

Modi arrived in the central Chinese city of Wuhan earlier in the day for an ice-breaking informal meeting with Xi after months of tension between the two giant neighbours.

Reporting by Philip Wen and Ben Blanchard; Editing by Nick Macfie

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