For example, the on-site “spa” might just be a cover for in-house prostitutes.You might get calls in your room late in the evening from women looking for clients.Never before in China have I seen as much interest in India as I did last month, when I attended the China Development Forum in Beijing.

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But with over 500m mobile internet users in China, there is room in the market for competitors.

Tinder has little foothold as its registration is linked to Facebook, which is blocked on the mainland.

The Belt and Road Initiative calls for building ports, railways and other facilities in a vast arc of 65 countries.

Other countries welcome the investment but governments including the United States, Russia and India have expressed unease Beijing also might be using the effort to increase its political stature.

One app offers users paid-for credits with which to buy their virtual crush a meal.

Another, Liuliu, is for pet owners who look for love by displaying photos of themselves with their dogs and kittens. For one, many are looking for a spouse, not a one-night stand.

It has a clone in Tantan (using a character in the word for “seek out”), distinguishable only by the tendency of men to exaggerate their salaries and women to post profile pictures with fake cat whiskers and artificially enlarged eyes.

Other tech companies are trying to carve out a space for themselves with original twists.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping chat during a breakfast prior to the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, Sunday, May 14, 2017.

(Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) BEIJING — President Xi Jinping called Sunday for closer cooperation across Asia and Europe in areas from anti-terrorism to finance, as leaders from 29 countries gathered to promote a Chinese trade initiative that could increase Beijing’s global influence.

Amartya Sen had a special “Nobel conversation” with a charming Chinese journalist.