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Developments like government-to-government deals worth $24.45 billion and private investment worth $13.6 billion, during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s milestone visit to Dhaka, upgraded the Bangladesh-China relationship to a ‘strategic partnership’. However, it has also prompted a debate here on a possible tilt in balance vis-a- vis Dhaka’s relations with New Delhi, which is at a all time high under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Many experts, including key government leaders, see the growing Dhaka-Beijing relations as “purely commercial and economic”. However, the others feel the need for a “crucial balance” under the new reality. Dhaka has categorically said that Mr. Xi’s visit would not have any negative impact on its relations with other countries, including India.

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