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China, India pledge closer ties for common development

(Xinhua)

08:30, February 09, 2012

BEIJING, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- China and India pledged Wednesday to boost their ties and seek common development as the South Asian country's foreign minister paid a visit to Beijing.

Indian External Affairs Minister Shri S.M. Krishna is on his China trip to inaugurate the South Asian country's new embassy complex in Beijing. However, analysts say that his task is much more than that.

Krishna said at the inauguration ceremony Wednesday night that "a modern and expansive chancery clearly reflects our expectations of ties with China."

Earlier Wednesday, Krishna met with four high-ranking Chinese officials in Beijing, including Zhou Yongkang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, State Councilor Dai Bingguo, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, and Wang Jiarui, head of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee.

Ma Jiali, an India expert and executive deputy director of the Center for Strategic Studies of the China Reform Forum, said that the meetings showed that both China and India "attach great importance to and have great enthusiasm for" the development of the bilateral relationship.

During his meeting with the Indian foreign minister, Zhou said China and India, as the world's largest developing economies, have multiple opportunities for national development and bilateral cooperation, expressing his hope that both nations can expand cooperation in infrastructure construction, information technology and manufacturing in order to boost two-way trade to 100 billion U.S. dollars by 2015.


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PD User at 2012-05-1863.92.241.*
Like former American president, Reagan said, "trust but verify". Remember, the separatist phony monk resides in India and goes around the world trashing China, his own country. Go figure!
PD User at 2012-02-1392.237.55.*
i should not bother about dalailama when india recognized china,s sovreinty over tibet.india china should resolve all boundry disputes and work closer towards a peaceful and prosperous asia.india is a damocratic society and has freedom of speech but as regaurds tibet it is a govt.policy not of tibet monks.
PD User at 2012-02-1392.237.55.*
i should not bother about dalailama when india recognized china,s sovreinty over tibet.india china should resolve all boundry disputes and work closer towards a peaceful and prosperous asia.india is a damocratic society and has freedom of speech but as regaurds tibet it is a govt.policy not of tibet monks.
WJL at 2012-02-10114.76.49.*
I completely agree with the views expressed by ASEAN.
ASEAN at 2012-02-10220.255.2.*
I love everything that is Chinese and Indian. Why ? Because these two were once the greatest civilization on earth and Chinese and Indian are both highly intelligent and culture people. I know many of them personally and they are one of the most wonderful people. In the past there may be a little bit of problems here and there between these two countries. They may have a little territories dispute. But please, always remember of the millions of poor people in your country. Do not fight over a few km of land here and there. Because by fighting over these, you miss the chance of lifting up the lives of the millions of poor in both countries. This is what the western countries are trying hard to let you two fight. The millions of poor are waiting for you to bring them a better lives. China and India should capitalize on this golden opportunity that are given to you now. China should develop further and reach the stage of development as in the Tang dynasty. Similarly, India should develop further to reach the golden age as in the Mughal dynasty. Every Chinese and Indian should make an effort to post more positive things of each other online and not always condemn each other. There is no such thing as I am right and you are wrong. Right or wrong is in the view of an individual. Always try to look at the view of the other party. Do not conclude that their views are wrong.
  

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