Xi dumps flight for his Chinese Hongqi

[Chennai: Air China aircraft carrying Chinese President Xi Jinping departs after an informal meeting of Jinping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Chennai, Saturday, Oct.12, 2019. ( /PTI]

Mahabalipuram, Oct 12 : At a time when leaders prefer air travel to save time, avoid traffic hassles and also due to security purposes, Chinese President Xi Jinping travelled about 50 km in his Hongqi car from Chennai to Mahabalipuram.

After arriving on Friday from Chennai here in the Chinese luxury car, Xi on Saturday again took the Hongqi to the beach resort near here to attend the Second Informal India China Summit and meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“He likes to travel by car. Hence we had to make the necessary arrangements,” a police official told IANS

According to police, though Chinese convoy drivers found a turning to be slightly difficult enroute to the Summit venue from Chennai, they took the same route both the days.


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