Lost in Translation
Chinese foreign minister Wang
Yi surprised Indian officials by declaring “India will have a representative” at the massive May 14 Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, where Xi Jinping is hosting 28 world leaders, including the Russian President and the prime ministers of Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Chinese officials later clarified that India had not responded to its invite (the deadline passed last week) and Wang was only referring to Indian business and
thinktank participants, who, Delhi says, are attending in their individual capacities, not representing the country.