Oct, 24 – 28, 2017 (Shanghai, Haikou, Bao’ao City -China): As member of Indian visiting leaders delegation & part of students initiative to improve People to People Relations between India & China, I convey the warm good wishes of Prime Minister Modi & fellow citizens of India on this occasion.
The 21st century is the century of Asia. Asian countries led by China & India should join efforts to create stability & prosperity. Cooperation between the two giants of Asia – is the need of the hour.
India & China together represent more than one-third of the World Population. Though China is member of UN security council & India strives soon to join as a permanent member. No veto from our neighbors as a friendly gesture.
India & China have common history of Five Thousand Years. We have porous borders of over Three Thousand & Four Hundred Kilometers.
India and China are two great & old civilizations.
Two thousand years ago Indian monks visited China. Brought many Sanskrit scriptures, translated many Buddhist classics & scriptures into Chinese language. Latter Chinese scholars Fa Hien & Hiuen Tsang taught Chinese wisdom to Indians. Prof Ji Xianlin of Peiking University was a great Sanskrit scholar. Indian Govt. honored him in 2008 for translating Valmiki Ramayan into Chinese. More recently Prof. Han translated Tulsi Ramayan into Chinese. Translated versions of Bhagwad Geeta & Mahabharat are also popular with Chinese friends. We are thankful to Chinese scholars for translating introducing Indian culture, history & Buddhism.
This all clearly depicts that India & China are great and close neighbors. We have historical & religious links. While India is spiritually & China is economically -strong & superior. India’s astronomy and mathematics complimented the innovations of China in the past and present.
The need of the hour is understanding -dialogue -cooperation & exchange for socio economic development of the two countries. And not promoting military confrontations at Indo-China border posts -generating clouds of war and fear among the peace loving citizens of two large neighbors in the Asian continent.
India has always advocated close friendly relations with its immediate neighbors. Successive democratically elected govts. have pursued India’s foreign policy to “Win Friends & Friendly Driven” approach since independence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vigorously pursued foreign policy of engagement and dialogue with neighbors since his swearing in ceremony held at New Delhi on 26th May, 2014. Starting with his first visit on 15-16 June, 2014 to neighboring Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, PM Modi has successfully visited 49 nations during the past 36 months in his quest for global understanding -peace -friendship -coexistence & development.
PM Modi visited China thrice during the past two years, first state visit on 14-16 May, 2015 to Xian, Beijing & Shanghai, second visit on 4-5 Sep 2016 at G-20 Hangzhou Summit and third at 9th BRICS summit at Xiamen on 3-5 Sep, 2017 after Doklam standoff. And Xi Jinping -President of China visited India once from 17-19 Sep, 2014. The personal chemistry and understanding between the top leaders of India & China i.e. Modi & Xi Jinping is ever lasting guarantee for “peace & tranquility” and “namaste approach to each other”.
We welcome the expeditious disengagement of border personnel’s of India & China at the face-off site at Doklam recently. These border skirmishes should be avoided with periodic & regular border level strategic talks & dialogues.
The hearting news on the other hand is that nearly 600 Chinese companies have lined up to invest US$ 85 billion and creating 7,00,000 jobs in India.
The balance of trade in favor of China needs to be checked. China can supplement “Make in India” campaign. We need your manufacturing and labor intensive skills. Open & democratic Indian system offers vast business opportunities in large Indian market. There is a historic opportunity for Chinese companies and the potential lies in manufacturing, processing & infrastructure.
India & China today have to take forward the people to people friendship thrust and exchanges to build bridges of trust between the two nations. Mistrust should evaporate and issues of divergence should be identified for dialogue & negotiations. Respect for each other’s concerns & strategic interests should be of paramount interests. Both countries should respect and care for each other concerns and handle differences in a constructive way.
China & India face the threat of terrorism emanating in our region. The suppliers, the exporters & financers of terrorism have to be identified and exterminated. Isolate supporters and sponsors of terror.
India’s genuine territorial concerns on China – Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) need to be addressed.
China’s continued support to regressive Pakistan shall always sow seeds of mistrust between India -China relations.
We have noted the dawn of a new era of Chinese politics and tireless struggle of China under the leadership of Xi Jinping at the 19th National Congress of Communist Party of China organized recently at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Since Mao Zedong, President Xi the Communist Party – General Secretary and President of China call for great success of socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era has been welcomed worldwide.
President Xi Jinping “crusade against corruption and graft” was widely clapped and appreciated by delegates at the Communist Party Congress & have synonymous in India also.
China today has emerged as a responsible global power. So has India. Both are committed to tackle shared dangers of climate change.
Xi’s statement that China did not pose threat to any other country is welcome.
China strong & powerful nation under confident leader President Xi Jinping.
India democratic & stable nation under strong Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The biggest plan of China President Xi Jinping initiated successfully on 7th Sep 2013 proposing China and Central Asia joining hands to build a Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) boosted cooperation. The “One Belt – One Road” best known initiative proposed by People’s Republic of China today touches 65 countries, 4.4 billion people and shall generate trade to the tune of US$2.5 Trillion. This is the real paradigm shift in the global economy under China President Xi Jinping.
India & China have to be consistent partners in trade and development. We have to get over the shadows of the past, enrich on each other’s advantages for availing mutual benefits for peace & understanding.
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