Beijing: Narendra Modi, widely tipped to be India's next prime minister, may show flexibility in economic ties with China but also "create new problems", a Chinese daily said Wednesday.
“Modi ... is expected to present a tougher stance on political disputes but take a 'more flexible' economic policy towards China," the Global Times quoted analysts as saying.
The article, by Global Times writer Yang Jingjie, was on "India's restrictive policies barrier to trade with China".
The article said Modi, chief minister of Gujarat, “is famed for his pro-business approach and has made four trips to China to woo Chinese investment”.
“In a 2011 issue of The Economist, Gujarat was described as 'India's Guangdong', as the state accounted for 5 percent of India's population, 16 percent of its industrial output and 22 percent of its exports."