Lost in Trans­la­tion

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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.

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