Bilateral Political Relations
Historical records show that the Sino-Indian relations can be traced back to 2 Centuries B. C. Two famous Chinese Buddhist monk Fahien and Xuen Tsang went to India to learn the Buddhist scriptures, and the Indian monk Budhi-Dharma came to China to do missionary work and established the Chan sect. During the War of Resistance against Japan, the Indian National Congress Party sent a medical team to China, and Dr. Kotnis devoted his life to the liberation cause of the Chinese people.
Economical & Trade Relations and Economic and Technological Cooperation
In recent years, the exchanges of trade, science and technology between China and India have been constantly strengthened with the trade volume registered $1.82 billion in 1997 and $1.92 billion in 1998, 1.987 billion US dollars in 1999, demonstrating a growing momentum.
The Sino-Indian Boundary Question
The border between China and India is about 2,000 kilometers, which is divided into the eastern, middle and western sectors. The disputed areas are about 125,000 square kilometers, about 90,000 square kilometers in the eastern sector, about 2,000 square kilometers in the middle sector and about 33,000 square kilometers the western sector. At present, India controls the whole eastern and middle sectors.
Sources from: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs