A write up in the state-run Global Times, an official publication of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), said "Mr Modi was once a practical businessman. After he got into politics, he established good relations with China."
"A large number of Chinese enterprises invested in Gujarat, contributing to the economic development of the state. Therefore, ties between China and India may become closer under Mr Modi's leadership," the article said.
The article written by Liu Zongyi, a strategic analyst from the state-run Shanghai Institute for International Studies, said Mr Modi's victory may not be palatable to western countries like the United States, which has denied a visa to the Gujarat Chief Minister for his alleged role in the 2002 riots.
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