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China ready to end India border row, says Foreign Minister Wang Yi

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 11 June, 2014, 3:43am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 11 June, 2014, 9:18am

China was ready for a final settlement of its border disputes with India and prepared to invest more in the South Asian nation if trade rules were eased, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in New Delhi.

"Through years of negotiation, we have come to an agreement on the basics of a boundary agreement, and we are prepared to reach a final settlement," he said near the end of a two-day visit that included a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Wang did not elaborate.

He arrived in India as an envoy of President Xi Jinping , who has accepted Modi's invitation to visit later this year.

Modi, elected prime minister last month, had accepted an invitation from Premier Li Keqiang for an early visit to Beijing, his office said.

India and China are seeking to prevent territorial disagreements from affecting economic ties.

"The Chinese are prepared to renew their ties with the Indians in a much more positive way," said Hoo Tiang Boon, of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. "They understand that foreign relations in East Asia aren't exactly ideal. The last thing they want is their western flank to create problems for them as well."

China is India's largest trading partner.

Wang said Chinese firms would be prepared to invest in Indian infrastructure, including high-speed trains and manufacturing, with more attractive regulations, and the two sides agreed to relax visa rules.

"China-India cooperation is like a massive buried treasure waiting to be discovered," Wang said. "The potential is massive."

Beijing may be motivated to resolve tensions as relations with Japan and Southeast Asian nations have deteriorated over other territorial disputes.

India accuses China of occupying 38,000 sq km of territory in Jammu and Kashmir, while Beijing lays claim to 90,000 sq km of land in Arunachal Pradesh state.

 

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james.mark.739978
China. Return the Manchuria, Inner Mongolia, Tibet along with Qinghai, and East Turkestan aka Xinjiang to it's rightful people. Just because your stupid dynasties ruled them, doesn't mean they belong to you. You Mongolia. Didn't Mongolia ruled your asses for more than 3000 years? Your so called Chinese sovereignty is invalid. China and India were never neighbors. China has always been a small sized nation, India was never a small nation. You Han Chinese needs to be kicked out and deported back to your China. Your people needs to be taught proper history. Leave our lands, China.
req
shut up you retarded chimp.
whymak
req:
Please don't be rude. james.mark is not a chimp. He would rather that you call him an illiterate racist.
req
Not being rude. That freak is walking on his front paws and talking through some other ****.
whymak
How About:
Below is one of my 3 posts to your link:

Attached here is an email to a friend for comments below:
It was sometime in early 1963 when I visited you in Poughkeepsie and had a long conversation over Bertrand Russell and the India-China border war.
Back then both Kennedy and Khrushchev supported India against China. CIA lent substantial support both to India and to Tibetans in exile there, where they conducted subversive activities in Tibet. Confident in the support by two superpowers and a perceived military superiority over China, Nehru was oblivious to the two nuclear behemoths’ confrontation over Cuba. It was perhaps a stroke of good luck, or more likely, Mao and Zhou Enlai read correctly that this would be a limited mano-a-mano combat between India and China.
Instead of being chastened by its poor war efforts and starting some soul searching, India’s democratic politicians had nothing but wounded pride and hubris. They dogged Nehru to stage another rematch. I remember Nehru’s frustration in responding to some members of Lok Sabha: “Do you expect me to march into Peking with oxcarts?”
Well, at least these deluded folks in the world’s largest democracy showed love for country. That you won’t find in many Hong Kongers today.
Even today I feel badly about this brief war between these two countries. However reluctantly, we had humiliated a country of 1.2 billion people.
whymak
How About:
Below is one of my 3 posts to your link:

Attached here is an email to a friend for comments below:
It was sometime in early 1963 when I visited you in Poughkeepsie and had a long conversation over Bertrand Russell and the India-China border war.
Back then both Kennedy and Khrushchev supported India against China. CIA lent substantial support both to India and to Tibetans in exile there, where they conducted subversive activities in Tibet. Confident in the support by two superpowers and a perceived military superiority over China, Nehru was oblivious to the two nuclear behemoths’ confrontation over Cuba. It was perhaps a stroke of good luck, or more likely, Mao and Zhou Enlai read correctly that this would be a limited mano-a-mano combat between India and China.
Instead of being chastened by its poor war efforts and starting some soul searching, India’s democratic politicians had nothing but wounded pride and hubris. They dogged Nehru to stage another rematch. I remember Nehru’s frustration in responding to some members of Lok Sabha: “Do you expect me to march into Peking with oxcarts?”
Well, at least these deluded folks in the world’s largest democracy showed love for country. That you won’t find in many Hong Kongers today.
Even today I feel badly about this brief war between these two countries. However reluctantly, we had humiliated a country of 1.2 billion people.
james.mark.739978
It was indeed India's fault, but what about your China? Your false state of China had stolen so much land and destroyed the minorities life in there. Your claims are invalid and get out of our lands.
whymak
How About:
India has a long civilization and her share of talented people. Too bad they took after the British parliamentary system. Always remember, white men's meat could be brown people's poison.
I wish readers would not take joy in this nation's failures and misfortunes. Personally, I have nothing but good will for Indian people. At Midlevel where my family used to live, we had this cute little Indian girl who could make your heart melt away with her wonderfully articulated Cantonese. Wonder what happen to her now?
She was born in HK. One year the family went back to India for a visit. When I asked if she loves her parents' home, she gesticulated wildly, "Eech, it's so dirty!"
HK China rejectionists just don't know how lucky we are. Without our manufacturing base in China with her cheap labor, HKers could never have accumulated so much capital in the 70s and 80s that eventually propelled our economy into one of the wealthiest. If you look at our low skill level by developed world's standards, do you honestly think we deserve it?
How About
Read Neeta Lal's report in March here //www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1461062/revealing-indias-failures-1962-war-china-can-help-clear-air
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Here is the one news that will stir up a bit of storm, look forward to further news. Hopefully Modi can do some good to India before any attempt of assassination.
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req
Export more deodorants to India. That'll make them less offensive.

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