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Delimitation Commission has completed its exercise in 25 states: Manmohan

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan SinghOnboard Air India One, Jan 16: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh told the media accompanying him on his visit to China that the Delimitation Commission has completed its exercise in 25 states.

Briefing the media onboard Air India One, Singh said that of these 25 states, Jharkhand was being given a go-by as far as the delimitation process was concerned because several political parties have complained that the process might create more tension as the number of tribal seats would be reduced.

China knows partnership with India is a win-win for both: Kamal Nath

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal NathOnboard Air India One, Jan 16: Union Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath said the most significant outcome of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to China is that Beijing has recognized that a partnership with India is a win- win situation for both.

Recalling the highlights of Dr. Singh’s visit and his (Nath’s) discussions with his Chinese counterpart, Nath said to his mind there was personal touch to the visit that had not existed previously.

India and China concerned about situation in Pakistan: Manmohan

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan SinghOnboard Air India One, Jan 16: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said that both India and China are very concerned about the evolving situation in Pakistan and other countries in the neighbourhood.

Addressing the media onboard Air India One, Dr. Singh said that during his first visit to China as Prime Minister, regional issues formed a significant component of his discussions with the Chinese leadership.

India, China atomic energy chiefs may hold dialogue on energy security: PM

Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan SinghOnboard Air India One, Jan 16: The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has said that he has invited the Chinese Government to send the chief of its atomic energy agency to come and meet with India’s atomic energy agency chief to discuss ways to generate and enhance the potential for energy and energy security.

Stating that the Chinese said that they will consider the suggestion, Dr. Singh told reporters onboard Air India One that they are several issues facing the global economy, and energy security is one of them.

Manmohan says world will respect India if it has strength and is not meek

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan SinghOnboard Air India One, Jan 16: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said that the world will respect an India that is strong and which is not meek, and in this regard, welcomed the revision of the Sino-India trade target from 40 billion U. S. dollars to 60 billion dollars to be achieved by 2010.

Manmohan hopeful of Chinese support for civil nuke deal

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan SinghOnboard Air India One, Jan 16: A visibly pleased Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said late on Tuesday night that he was still hopeful about receiving China’s support at the next Board of Governors meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and at the next Nuclear Suppliers Group meeting for the vexed U. S.-India civil nuclear cooperation deal, but candidly admitted that he had not received a “categorical assurance from the leadership in Beijing.

India, China must develop viable strategies for energy security

Beijing, Jan. 15: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan SinghIndia and China must widen their options for energy availability and develop viable strategies for energy security, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said today.

Addressing the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) here, Singh said: "We can do much more to jointly develop clean and energy efficient technologies through collaborative research and development. India seeks international cooperation in the filed of civilian nuclear energy, including with China.”

Extremism is the greatest danger to Sino-Indian development: Manmohan Singh

Beijing, Jan. 15: Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan SinghThe Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today said that extremism of all types, whether in the garb of religion or on the pretext of righting historical wrongs, posed the greatest danger to Sino-Indian economic and social development.

Favouring a collective fight against terrorism while revealing his vision for future Sino-Indian ties, Dr. Singh said the recent violent developments in India's neighbourhood have brought home the imperative need for such a step.

China to send buying missions to increase imports from India

New Delhi, Jan 15: China’s Assistant Minister of Commerce Chen JianChina’s Assistant Minister of Commerce Chen Jian has said that the Government will be sending buying missions this year to India in order to boost imports.

At the China-India Economic, Trade and Investment Cooperation Summit in Beijing on Monday, Chen said that the government would try to increase Chinese imports from Indian companies through exhibitions and promotions.

He said the two countries, which account for one-third of the global population, could also cooperate in other areas.

India, China must search for mutual prosperity: Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan SinghBeijing, Jan. 15: Urging China to join India in creating a world of positive externalities and mutual prosperity, rather than one based on balance of power calculations and animosity, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today said the simultaneous development of both countries would have a positive influence on the rest of the world.

Kamal Nath to meet WTO chief Pascal Lamy

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal NathBeijing, Jan. 14: Union Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath today said that he would be meeting World Trade Organisation (WTO) chief Pascal Lamy on Wednesday morning on the sidelines of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's ongoing three-day visit to China.

Addressing the Indian media here after the India-China Business Summit, Nath said Lamy's presence in China should be seen as important for both India and China, as both Asian economic giants were keen to redress existing economic and commercial imbalances vis-a-vis developing countries under the WTO regime.

Jet Airways may begin flights to US via China from March 2008: Kamal Nath

Industry Minister Kamal NathBeijing, Jan. 14: India and China have resolved to look for ways to improve bilateral air connectivity. It has been reliably learnt that Jet Airways would soon begin its flights to the West Coast via China as soon as both the governments formally agree to remove existing obstacles.

Manmohan Singh meets Chinese Vice Premier

Beijing, Jan. 14: Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan SinghThe Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, met Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu at the China World Hotel here on Tuesday.

The meeting took place ahead of the daylong India-China Economic Summit over which both presided.

Officials present at the meeting said that the two leaders discussed ways to improve both strategic and economic bilateral ties, besides reviewing issues of regional and multilateral importance to both countries.

Manmohan calls for three-pronged strategy to improve India-China business ties

Beijing, Jan. 14: Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan SinghSetting the roadmap for enhancement of business ties between India and China at the India-China Economic Trade and Investment Summit here this morning, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, suggested a three-pronged strategy to achieve this key objective.

Addressing captains of Indian and Chinese industry, Dr. Singh said that both must first develop a strategic plan for the future that promoted their "vision of economic cooperation and roadmap for its implementation".

India, China Special Representatives to discuss boundary question

India China FlagsBeijing, Jan.14: Special Representatives of India (M.K.Narayanan) and China (Dai Bingguo) will meet here informally today to review and assess the next steps to ensure a possible resolution of the vexed boundary question.
 
This was disclosed by Narayanan at a dinner hosted for the Indian media by the spokesman of the External Affairs Ministry.
 
It maybe recalled that ahead of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's three-day visit to China, Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon had said that there would not be a formal discussion on the boundary question, but an informal meeting between Narayanan and Bingguo would be initiated.

Tibetans-in-exile want Manmohan to raise Tibetan issue with Beijing

Dharamsala,
Jan 14: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan SinghTibetans-living-in-exile here have urged Prime Minister Dr.
Manmohan Singh to raise the Tibetan issue with China.

They said that India had stake enough in the Tibet issue to raise it
with China during Singh's ongoing visit to the neighbouring country.

"The issue of Tibet should be raised specially from the Indian
counterpart, because India has so much stake in the whole Tibet issue.
I pray that Dr. Singh would sincerely raise this issue," said Tsering
Choeying, President of the Free Tibet of Indian Chapter.

'Mao's' Indian media become

Cultural Revolution supremo Mao ZedongJuyongguan Pass (near Beijing), Jan.14: Cultural Revolution supremo Mao Zedong was quoted as saying during his lifetime that the "Man Who Does Not Touch The Great Wall Is Not A Hero". Well the Indian media today competently proved him wrong by not only touching the Great Wall of China, but climbing sufficiently high to one of the guard stations of yore, where they were declared heroes.
 

India-China Economic, Trade and Investment Cooperation Summit begins

India-China Economic, Trade and Investment Cooperation Summit beginsBeijing, Jan. 14: The India-China Economic, Trade and Investment Cooperation Summit began here today where Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is expected to call for greater economic engagement between the two countries.

Dr. Singh is also expected to emphatically lay stress on the historic necessity for the two great neighbours to work together.

Manmohan Singh arrives in China on three-day visit

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan SinghBeijing, Jan. 13: Cloudy skies, a chilly wind and temperatures of -10 degrees greeted Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, his wife Gursharan Kaur and the Indian delegation accompanying him on his arrival in Chinese capital Beijing on Sunday morning.

Dr. Singh was received by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo, India's Ambassador to China Nirupama Rao, senior Chinese and Indian Embassay officials. Guard of honour was presented by a small contingent of the Chinese Army at a simple ceremony on the tarmac at the new Beijing International Airport.

'Drop in Consumer Price Index' tops Chinese New Year wishes

New Delhi, Jan. 7: A drop in headline-hogging inflation figures is the top of the New Year wish list for Chinese, a recent poll shows.

Of the 3,200 people who participated in an online poll to choose their wishes from 21 options, four in five chose "drop in consumer price index (CPI)" as their foremost.

The recently launched Moneyweek magazine published the "Top New Year Wishes" poll conducted by the popular news portal QQ. com and the China Youth Daily.

The CPI - a key gauge of inflation - rose to an 11-year high of 6.9 percent in November last year, spurred mainly by increases in food prices.




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