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Shanghai spirit permeates Sino-Indian dialogue

China places great store on symbolism. The “Shanghai spirit” is often invoked to hail the historic Sino-Russian rapprochement in the mid-1990s, which subsequently blossomed into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as a vehicle to carry forward the impulses of their détente. This analogy would have occurred to India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval when Chinese leader […]