On October 12th 2019, Chinese president Xi Jinping continued to meet with Indian prime minister Modi in Mahabalipuram (near to Chennai) .They discussed matters about India-China relations and major international and regional issues of both countries.
It was second informal meeting between Prime Minister Modi and present Xi. The first informal meeting was held last year in the central Chinese city, Wuhan.
During President Xi’s trip from the hotel to Mahabalipuram in the state of Tamilnadu,people and students were welcoming him. they were wearing Chinese Present Xi’s mask and waving Indian and Chinese flags. There are some young men and women in Indian tradition dress, singing and dancing to welcome the Chinese President Xi.
During the summit, Prime Minister Modi said that India and China are two ancient civilizations and large developing countries. India and China should strengthen their communication, coordination and cooperation under the current situation, full of uncertainties and maintaining stable relations and development. India and China must take care of major concerns, effectively control and handle differences, prevent differences from becoming disputes,develop closer partnership and open a new era of India-China relations.
Prime Minister Modi again expressed congratulations on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and India has admired China great achievements, India and China are both in the process of rejuvenation. The two countries face many similar challenges. For one, the Indian side being willing to exchange ideas with China and deepen its development. The Indian side thanked China for activity increasing import of Indian rice and sugar products and hoped to use a high level economic and trade dialogue mechanism to promote balance and sustainable development of bilateral trade. Indian welcomed more Chinese company to invest in manufacturing and other industries.
During the visit both countries focused culture links between India and China. The selection of Mahabalipuram (it was capital city of Pallava dynasty 275 - 897) reinforces the civilization linkages between both countries. The first ever reference to Kanchipuram found in Chinese text date back to 2nd century BC. A detailed descriptions of sea routes between China and Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram spelled as Huanhzhi (唤置).it is founded in Chinese historian Bangu Han annals.
What is the outcome from the submit?
The atmosphere, the optics and chemistry were great, they resolved to maintain the strategic communication at the highest level. Secondly, both counties emphasized on the civilizational and cultural links between the two since two millennia of history, and therefore need to learn from our shared history and culture. Thirdly, there would be greater emphasis on trade and investment, greater access to each other’s products, especially from India in the face of its trade deficit. Towards this end both will constitute a high-level mechanism headed by the Indian Finance Minister and Chinese Vice Premier. Last but not the least, both will manage their difference in accordance with the Wuhan spirit and not allow them to be sidelined. The SR talks would be resumed soon and there are indications that new confidence building measures would ensue, keeping in mind the new technologies would be added to the existing ones. Finally, both will reiterate their commitment towards the globalization as both have been beneficiaries, and find convergence on many global issues such as climate change, counter terrorism, and multilateral mechanisms, and multipolarity would be underscored.
Written by: Janamejay Kumar (India)
Edited by: Dean Aadil Vawda
About the writer:
Janamejay Kumar is currently studying in Silk Road School, Renmin university of China. Janamejay Kumar graduated in Chinese language and literature from central university of Jharkhand, India .He is also winner of most prestigious M H R D scholarship (Indian government scholarship 2016-17) he studied in Beijing language and Culture University. From Beijing language and Culture University, he got a degree of general scholar. During studying in Beijing, he served as a culture ambassador of India 2016 to 2017. He is founder members of DHRTI foundation (NGO). His focus is India and China & Asia pacific.