India, China Seek Closer Ties Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former Chinese president Jiang Zemin meet in Beijing in an effort to build political ties and trust between the nuclear-armed former rivals. The neighbors fought a brief border war in 1962 and still claim parts of each other's territory. Vajpayee's week-long visit to China is the first by an Indian leader in a decade. Hear NPR's Rob Gifford.
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India, China Seek to Improve Long-Strained Relationship

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India, China Seek to Improve Long-Strained Relationship

India, China Seek to Improve Long-Strained Relationship

India, China Seek to Improve Long-Strained Relationship

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Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former Chinese president Jiang Zemin meet in Beijing in an effort to build political ties and trust between the nuclear-armed former rivals. The neighbors fought a brief border war in 1962 and still claim parts of each other's territory. Vajpayee's week-long visit to China is the first by an Indian leader in a decade. Hear NPR's Rob Gifford.