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Updated: January 16, 2012 17:04 IST

A brighter future when China and India work hand in hand

Dai Bingguo
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Panchsheel principles evolved
by India and China in mid-1950s are still shining
with strong vitality, says Dai Bingguo, State
Councillor of the People’s Republic of China. The
Chinese leader arrived in New Delhi on Sunday for
boundary talks. Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yan is
also seen. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
Panchsheel principles evolved by India and China in mid-1950s are still shining with strong vitality, says Dai Bingguo, State Councillor of the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese leader arrived in New Delhi on Sunday for boundary talks. Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yan is also seen. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

I am delighted to come back to the beautiful metropolis of New Delhi and join my Indian colleagues for the 15th meeting of the Special Representatives on the China-India boundary question. Every time I return, I am deeply impressed by the strong economic growth and remarkable progress India has achieved.

In the mid-1950s, China and India, in response to the call of the time, jointly initiated the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, or the Panchsheel. Today, these five principles are still shining with strong vitality. The world is undergoing drastic and profound changes. China and India, both ancient civilisations and major developing countries whose combined population accounts for nearly two-fifths of the world's total, once again responded to the call of our time. Our two countries have seized the historic opportunity of economic globalisation and achieved fast development. We are now the two largest emerging countries in the world and play increasingly important roles in regional and international affairs.

I am happy to note that since the beginning of the new century, the China-India Strategic and Cooperative Partnership for Peace and Prosperity has continued to grow rapidly, and our friendly cooperation has yielded fruitful results. The trade volume between our two countries has grown from $2.9 billion in 2000 to $61.7 billion in 2010, a 20-fold increase in 10 years. We speak with one voice and enjoy increasingly closer coordination and collaboration in multilateral mechanisms and in tackling global challenges. The year 2011 was the ‘Year of China-India Exchanges.' The first bilateral Strategic Economic Dialogue was held, and 500 Indian youths visited China. Once again, these diverse exchanges got our relations off to a good start in the second decade of the 21st century. China-India relations have entered a fast track of growth.

Our Indian friends may have confidence in China's tremendous sentiment of friendship towards India. While working hard to develop itself, China is fully committed to developing long-term friendship and cooperation with India. It is our genuine hope that India will enjoy prosperity and its people, happiness. There does not exist such a thing as China's attempt to “attack India” or “suppress India's development.” China will remain committed to the path of peaceful development. It will develop itself by upholding world peace and contribute to world peace through its development. We will grow on the basis of our own efforts, reform and innovation; at the same time, we will remain open to the outside world and learn from other countries. We will fully embrace economic globalisation and seek mutual benefit and common development with other countries. We will continue to work with the international community to promote the building of a harmonious world of enduring peace and common prosperity.

China's conviction to peaceful development is not without foundation. It is rooted in the fine Chinese culture and tradition. Peaceful development is not an act of impulse. It came into being in the course of reform and opening-up and is firmly supported by China's state policy and strategy. It is not a policy of expediency. Peaceful development is a rational, strategic choice made in line with the trends of our time and China's basic condition. Even when China becomes truly developed in the future, it will remain committed to the path of peaceful development.

Back in 1988, Deng Xiaoping told Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi that no genuine Asia-Pacific century or Asian century would come without the development of China, India and other developing countries. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also observed that when India and China speak with one voice, the world will listen. These analyses of insight point to the tremendous importance of, and necessity for, China and India developing ourselves well and advancing relations between us. For, this is crucial not only to our two countries but also to Asia and the whole world that we both live in. We need to guide and promote the growth of China-India relations with the concept of peaceful development. We need to view each other's development in a positive light and regard each other as major partners and friends, not rivals. We always need to be each other's good neighbour, good friend and good partner. As a man in his seventies, I truly hope that our children and children's children will forever live in peace, friendship and cooperation.

We are now in the second decade of the 21st century. Looking ahead, China-India relations have huge potential and broad space for cooperation. What we face is a golden period to grow China-India relations. The world has enough space for China and India to achieve common development, as there are so many areas for us to work together. As neighbours and two big countries with a combined population of 2.5 billion, China and India can join hands, seize the historic opportunity, and work together to further advance our friendship and cooperation. Together, we will bring benefits to our two countries, two peoples and the whole mankind.

(Dai Bingguo is State Councillor of the People's Republic of China)

Sure, lets all hold hands now and sing Kumbaya with our Chinese bhais. Indians are by nature, emotionally fragile and completely naive and have been for several hundred years. Just look at the history of India, manipulated and bend over by everybody from Mughal thugs to conniving Englishmen. Human history teaches us an important lesson: You are not going to get any respect from anybody unless you are strong. China will not respect us until the day they know for sure we can give them a bloody nose as well. Just look at the way their people look at the Americans in awe despite them being the so called capitalist enemy. Why would the Chinese respect us when Sri Lankans are threating our fishermen and Bangladeshi and Pakistani border forces show scant respect fort our armymen? India needs to focus on itself - resolve our differences, become united and become economically and militiarily strong. Teach your children to grow a spine if anything at all.

from:  Arjuna
Posted on: Jan 18, 2012 at 09:34 IST

Western countries especially USA,EU and Pakistan may not relish the growing understanding,friendship and cooperation between two emerging economic giants India and China and will definitely try to scuttle the warming relationship between the two. Time alone will prove change of heart on the part of China in recognining India as a friend in need.There is no doubt that it will take a long time for India to catch up with China in terms of infrastruture growth,competitive manufacturing and upgradation of technology. Panchsheel philosophy should be truly respected in letter and spirit. Notwithstanding the 20 fold growth in trade in the last 10 countries,both India and China still harbour suspicion against each other. India should focus only on development,bilateral trade growth instead of overtaking China militarily and China must favourably respond to India to allay its suspicions on growing China's hegemony,military might is aimed at containing India. This dream day is not too far.

from:  Rajan
Posted on: Jan 17, 2012 at 13:48 IST

We are after all neighbors and war between neighbors would never be forgotten. But in order to achieve a prospering economy and peaceful society we must, as the chinese diplomat said, hope that china doesn't have thoughts of attacking India or suppressing India's development. Both countries must understand the potential of Indo-Sino harmony. Good for the Asia and rest of the world.

from:  Sathish
Posted on: Jan 17, 2012 at 13:33 IST

Not surprised with indian readers with their harping on 1962 and supposed Chinese designs. Have they actually read what happened in 1962? India with its "forward" policy led to a Chinese retaliation where "Mother India" was humiliated. But China has shown its willingness to address the British-delineated line issue thru dialogue and thus it has withdrawn its security forces. If China had any design on India, it would have kept what it gained.

from:  Mir Azad
Posted on: Jan 17, 2012 at 11:08 IST

Bravo Mr. Dai. This is a wonderful outpouring of genuine goodwill that India must sieze. There are numerous examples where our interests are complementary and we have both gained from a joint approach. The whole world saw what a Indo-China push did to the environment talks. Now, we have another classic problem i.e the pressure from the US to join the oil embargo against Iran. Again, both Countries are hugely reliant on Iranian Oil and could work in tandem. Similar commonality of interests requires a common approach to dealing with terrorism. This century belongs to Asia and no two other Countries in Asia can make a bigger change than China and India. It is high time that we worked in tandem

from:  karur
Posted on: Jan 17, 2012 at 06:00 IST

In order to command respect from other countries and to maintain peaceful neighborly relations, what is at most important is to have strong economic strength as well as military set up without which, mere talk alone will not make any impact or any meaning. The so called Panchsheel principles did not cut any ice earlier was basically due to the absence of the above two imperatives on our part for whatever reason. Looking closely the actions of the Chinese, it would not be difficult to understand the cause of our persistent North east problems and endless animosity of the military establishment of Pakistan on Kashmir issue to name a few, but that does not mean we should not cultivate good neighborly relations with China but with caution and clear thoughts, whether the mandarins in our establishment will show such vision is a different question.

from:  R K Chand
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 20:40 IST

It looks a more formal write up than a serious note from a senior official of Chinese Govt, as the relationship between the two most populous Asian countries is not so simple as this, to forget the complexities and animosities of the past and come together shaking hands as genuine friends. But let us give certain amount of benefit of doubt to this article . This article could not have been released to the Press without the approval of Top brass of Chinese Govt. Probably, Chinese outlook is changing in the current international political scenario. They probably feel that it is better to be friendly with India to expand their ambitious economic and defense programs in Asian region .Friendlier India may be less critical of and pose less resistance to their rapid expansions. Let us take it in good spirit and establish stronger economic and cultural cooperation that may dampen our conflicts along the border and we may come closer genuinely for our mutual benefit.

from:  Jay Dinakar
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 17:20 IST

India China relationship is going to be the most important bilateral
relationship in 21st century. Between them their 3 billion present and
future people are going to create more than 30 trillion USD of net
wealth in less than 30 years. This is more than twice the entire GDP
of US, and twice the entire GDP of European union. However the full
potential of this relationship will only be realized if sane and
mature leaders on both sides manage keep economic, cultural, and
political co-operation on top of voices of nationalism, militarism and
so called victims hurt by recent history. 50 years on, we in India
have to realize that China in 1962 is totally different to China in
2012. In 1962, China was just coming out of Great Leap Forward, which
killed more Chinese people that all wars India has fought in last 200
years. Its time for us to move on. It time to create a new beginning.

from:  Rohit Tripathy
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 16:58 IST

We have been living in peace with China for decades until the 1962 war. There was no aggression from the side of China, the Chinese rulers never came to India to conquer or plunder its wealth like the Arab,British & French. Our brave soldiers had to be sacrificed all because our political leadership didn't have the ability to resolve the border issue with them diplomatically.

from:  Deepesh Pushkaran
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 16:57 IST

Having just travelled to 2 major metros in India and China in a period of 2.5 weeks, the contrast is phenomenal. Arrive in Shanghai airport, clean quiet and efficient immigration and a polite taxi service agent greets you and ensures a hassle free journey. Arrive in Mumbai, rude security and immigration, unruly fellow Indian passengers, taxi service touts trying to cheat you and all this in a 3rd world airport terminal. Drive through potholed roads to South Mumbai in stark contrast to Shanghai. As a person of Indian origin, I was ashamed that despite all the hype and rhetoric we are still a long way from achieving any semblance to development looking at all the shoddy construction in the metros. All point to an endemic corrupt and xenopphobic society that cares little for the nation as a whole and tolerates extreme levels of poverty and which spends resources on defense rather than the betterment of its population and peaceful co-existence with its neighbours.

from:  Lal
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 16:44 IST

Statements must be seen with actions, and unfortunately this is not the case. I do not trust CHINA- the actions of Government of China (against India) are contrary to the wise words said in this write up.

from:  Vijen
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 16:05 IST

India has moved a lot. No doubt.Tremendous improvement is achieved.Both the nations started their five year plans almost in the same time-1952.But what China has achieved on completion of first five year plan was not achieved by India even on completion many five year plans.Really there is something incredible to learn from China's way planning.No doubt working together exchanging bilateral ties etc., etc. can still go for a collective leap forward as both the nations are in a better position now to stand in their own legs.At the same time care should be taken to ensure that a too liberal economic policy permitting free trade and thereby allowing a generous import should not spoil the confidence of domestic players.It must be a cautious reciprocal and necessity based bilateral relation.

from:  Bose A Panicker
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 16:03 IST

The Sino-Indian Himalayan border is about 2000kms. The original demarcation line was signed on Roof of the World (Tibet) by Great Britain and Czarist Russia (after Younghusband report). Neither sovereign India nor PRC have anything to do with British line of demarcation, since they're not party to it. Therefore, it's unlikley the parties will agree to a de jure demarcation line along the entire Himalayan frontier notwithstanding British legacy. IMO it's better to eliminate sensitive frontiers for a later negotiation while agreeing on existing frontier lines where the parties can accomodate each other's definition of old frontier. No one will lose face because of (political)compromise along the huge frontier.Sino-Indian relations - going forward - demands a solution based on mutual interest, security and sovereign accountability.

from:  dr. hari naidu
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 15:52 IST

china is very clever in its approach.it has cheated us on umpteen number of times.time and again we we are at receiving end.brighter future will be only for them.

from:  palanisamy
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 15:35 IST

India and China should work together. India can adopt the theories of technology,population, industry, agriculture and so on,,,,,. India and China can play a big role in world wide, if they make their currency 'CHINDIA'. At any cost DIVIDE and RULE ALLIES will not allow India and China to become together. Everybody forget about past think about our future generation. Let the future come peace full India and China, and bring neighboring countries in our path. For the first impact of this meeting India and China have to make a railway line from South of India to North of China.

from:  Suresh
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 15:18 IST

Definitely, we should join hands to make Asia a formidable place. But at the same time, we should make our own country a formidable force to gain respect. Respect in the world politics is not automatically given by being the most populated country or by having a huge army, but is earned with a united and committed people. Only the then, we can put the 1962 ghost behind us and move ahead.

from:  Sandy
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 14:47 IST

Flowery language is but expected from seasoned politicians of any nation. Dai Bingguo is no exception. The bete noire between India and China is the border dispute and there is but one way to resolve it namely, by converting the Line of Actual Control into a formal border. This means we will have to cede Aksai Chin - an ice desert at 19000 feet where not even a blade of grass grows - but we can do a quid pro quo by asking China to disengage from Bara Hoti and Sumdurong Chu in the central and eastern sectors respectively. This was discussed during earlier PM AB Vajpayee's 2003 visit to China but we did not follow it up due to vote bank concerns. By the LAC conversion, we can also request China to let us have a feeder oil pipeline ex their main line from Central Asia, a feeder that can come through Aksai Chin to Leh.

from:  JK Dutt
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 14:13 IST

Franking speaking,I didn't like the first 2 or 3 cajoling lines of Mr.Dai . He is here for his country and so Mr.Menon for ours. Cultural exchange and economic exchange might be possible , but political exchange is not possible when we are at opposite polars.

from:  anil
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 14:08 IST

I don't believe India and China will ever be 'very close friends'. But what can be achieved even with strained relations between them is economic cooperation rather than political and strategic cooperation. That is more 'trustable' relationship which India can have with China. With China's bistanded opinions on various matters about India, we can never assume China and India can work together in many matters. But economic cooperation is one thing which both countries look forward to as it benefits them both.

from:  sravan
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 14:04 IST

as a ordinary educated chinese with some english background, i am so glad to read so many positive and constructive comments here. China and India are in the time for hand in hand for the sake of a further development that will benefit the people. we have nearly same culture and history and both had suffered from the colony from the west and some evil like japan. the chinese do want a peace with indian and as known that we hate japanese and the west, but indian is a perfect possible partner. and if we can be a real friend, we would enjoy the mighty development and respect as we deserve for our enormous population and aboudant culture. as to the war and the conflict, we are sorry and never expect another grief. there will be no winner at a war. for the longering border dispute, i believe we two wise and talented civilisation will definitely come to a fine settlement. as ALOK KUMAR wisely pointed "...to show magnanimity and not to get carried away..." from a sincere Chinese heart

from:  Wei
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 14:05 IST

Here is something we should learn from China - focus on our development FIRST. We cannot have 450 million below the poverty line and imagine that we are some sort of strategic importance to the world. We are not. India is a firmly entrenched 3rd World country that needs to get its act together. India is not on any sort of fast track to progress. We should get rid of our illusions and fundamentally get our nation to WORK properly, efficiently and cleanly. Let's build ourselves a decent nation to live in, before we indulge in any sort of global parade.

from:  B S Kumar
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 14:04 IST

Disputes will always be there; between family, friends and neighbours. It is the ability to settle disputes with good intentions that bring about lasting peace. The Chinese are better friends then the westerners. They are as cultured as an Indian would be. India must work with China and bring about world peace. The westerners will always play the Brutus and undermine this friendship. Please Indians, trust the Chinese. The wars with China were an open conflict to safe face,unlike what the British did to India by covertly splitting India into 2 and into many races and castes. India should not think that Britain gave India something. China got nothing and yet today a true and real superpower.

from:  Visu
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 13:59 IST

In my opinion, both country should respect each others' integrity, most solve the border issue by bilateral talks, must share trade and culture. If these nations establish the good relationship, then no third nation can reject their proposals in international issues.

from:  Santosh Paudel
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 13:22 IST

Its good to see China extending support to India for the peace of whole mankind reminding the way PANCHSHEEL is playing vital role. But don't forget that the two emerging powers of the world need to maintain the same competitive edge over each other in terms of technology and bilateral relationships focusing on solutions the major socio-economic problems for mutual benefits.

from:  shiva kumar
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 12:50 IST

He fast forwarded from 1950s to 1988. Conveniently missing things in between. They should build trust first.

from:  saurav
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 12:41 IST

As usual,the west will divide the ignorant chinese and indians,to keep power in the west.Watch for more arms sales and dividing tactics,from people who only recently came out of the forests.

from:  anthony
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 12:23 IST

I'm truly impressed by the State Councillor's views. My respect for China just shot up a few notches. I always find that the senior leadership of China has a very favorable view of India. If the 21st Century is going to be the Asian century, then inevitably China will be the most important player, hopefully closely followed by us. Having said that, PLA is very hawkish vis-a-vis India. We must possess the capability to thwart any mischief of China and inflict unacceptable damage. To conclude - we should try to improve our relations with China and must not get sucked in the great American game but we should not let our guard down. An Indian in his early 20s

from:  Rakesh Sharma
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 12:12 IST

How does China do it and India finds it difficult. I say that it is 'control'. Any wrong doing in China is dealt with impunity and immediately. India does deal with wrong doing but it takes decades and most often those with connections get away with minimal wear and tear. I say India should copy China. This copying should also take into account the two-faced opinions dished out by China for, crying out aloud.

from:  Al Malik
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 11:40 IST

Good to see councillor expressing hope in common future.We all know that both of us as neighbour cannot leave in isolation and hope to achieve prosperity and happiness combined with peace.If Europe can learn from it's mistake and united as one for fulfillment of common objective of prosperity. why can't India and China.To achieve this both of us need to show magnanimity and not to get carried away by media sensation on smaller issues.Many time it can be frustrating as evident from That boundary talk has entered in fifteenth round without any result but as Churchill said that jaw-jaw is better than war-war.The cultural exchange,tourism,trade and one voice on global affairs will deepen and broaden the faith in each other.

from:  ALOK KUMAR
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 11:03 IST

It would be the envy and the fear for most in the West, seeing that India and China are coming together! That would be a strategy problem for them in managing the power balance and positions in the world. The high consumer market,manufacturing and service industries strength of these two countries would really give some sleepless nights for the dominant ones of today! Both India and China have to be vigilant for some predictable sabotage in this relationship that clearly threatens the interests of the West.

from:  Saratchandran
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 11:00 IST

Indo-China relation is always hot topic for discussion. There should be talk on people level not only delegate. The basic problem in both country relationship is that people of both country is not understanding each other.China development, innovation and technology should always be treated as best learning point for Indian at the same time bilateral relationship should be PEOPLE centrism.As like trade volume grown up 20 fold in last ten years,there should be cultural transformation also between two country so that people of both country can understand each other.

from:  Vikash Shukla
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 10:46 IST

Let me begin with fatalistic views : India cannot defeat China nor can China subdue India it will be like if China loses 2 million people and 20 cities, the harm rate for India will be at least 1 and half times, despite both countries boasting of resources to quell each other and time to time rhetoric. This is a well known and accepted fact by both the countries at their highest levels of decision making and polity. The only advantage that India can command at this juncture is the clear and tacit support of majority of more countries in the world vis-a-vis than leaning towards China. Idealistically and realistically, both countries should upsurge their areas of strength to politically and economically sound their countries and create more equality and sustainability for its citizens with good healthcare and sanitation facilities. Use their talents, knowledge, natural resources and world might along with the good will of friendly countries and create an unique multi-polar world.

from:  sheker s
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 10:15 IST

The Chinese leader Dai's message is pregnant with optimism revealing the intent of joining hands with India, in its journey of economic building. Belying all speculation, this clears the smoke of apprehension a few media are found airing on China's aggressive posturing. The West is jittery about the trade ties between both, for the unmatched population.Despite the swelling BPL coupled with our sagging purchasing power, FDI eyes on retail market. The industry of Cosmetics rely solely on Indian market. The centre could do well to strengthen ties with China to give a fillip to our trade and economy.

from:  C.Chandrasekaran
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 09:51 IST

it is hoped that both the nations will 'walk the talk'

from:  s subramanyan
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 09:16 IST

'As a man in his seventies' Dai Bingguo could not have delivered a better speech but it sits on the borders of an insult to the intelligence of the Indians. We,Indians,expect concrete results from China for our border problems,stapled visas for entry for people from Arunachal pradesh and for concerted efforts like chain of pearls'. The dignitary would do well to bear in mind the Biblical words that " a tree is known by its fruits and a man by his deeds ". China will be assessed by the results of the border talks between the two nations.China should leave no stone unturned with a view to guarding itself against being dubbed as a nation with expansionistic designs.

from:  G.Raiaram.
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 09:09 IST

But what about the China - India boundary disputes ?. You are here for that and you have not commented on it at all. You have captured Kashmir and support Pakistan. First resolve it and then lets talk about development..

from:  Vikrant Dubey
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 08:57 IST

A perfect article,in the right time and in the right spirit.we do have border issues,and it is the root of the trust deficit between the two countries.It is also true that a solution to the border issue doesn't look possible in the near future given the stubborn attitude both Countries have adopted.The 1962 war has in fact created a fear which still weighs heavy in the minds,especially the Indians.It is almost a bitter truth,another war is inevitable if we keep on Pondering over the border issue.The need of the hour is a mature political approach,which Congress has adopted to perfection and the present Government too in China.Given the complex nature,both the Governments have to 'pretend' a dialogue over the border issue and move forward. Both the Countries cannot even think of a war,given the economic and political importance they have gained in the modern world.Both have to avoid an advantageous political leader.WE can be perfect companions,with a mature political approach on both sides.

from:  Jaya Prakash
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 08:16 IST

This is very good news to read first in the morning, prosperity and happiness of common people should always be primary goal of Leaders .

from:  Vijay
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 07:54 IST

wow..China remembers the 1950 panchasheel, we should also remember "hindi-chini" bhai bhai of 1950s and 1962 war. If china wants friendship with India why giving all the arms and nuclear technology to our estranged brother pakistan. The new global reality is whatever is the issue ,keep up the economic momentum and economic relationship. So India , have friendly attitude to Chinese and good relationship , but don't forget to build your muscles , both diplomatic and military technology.

from:  harish
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 07:43 IST

a remarkable statement and full of conviction has been made by this chinese representative. Relationship and trade are the main arteries for bonding this two growing nations and peace is the underlying score. There must be a sustainable trust and cooperation must be enhanced for mutual benefits. Hopefully, both these nations will be a showcase to the world that wars and hatreds will be not help but peace and coexistence is the way forward.

from:  shyam
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 07:30 IST

This is AMS effect.

from:  Santosh Kumar
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 06:57 IST

I agree whatever the Chinese counterpart said but I must also add that India has a long way to hike since freedom is misused and abused in India and from my personal experience I must say China is far much more better that any developing country....If India has to go hand in hand with China then they have come up to a level with China to be able to hold hands. At this moment I don't see India anywhere closer to reaching out to China's shadow leave alone hand...Get up India control the corruption and throw out the corrupt politicians...I believe even if India had the British rule would have been far more greater than the present situation...

from:  John
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 06:37 IST

Very well said. Reflects the political wisdom and intellect of Mr.Dai Bingguo and the great republic of China, on Sino-Indian relationship and the contemporary world.

from:  Vyas K Susarla
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 06:10 IST

Excellent article. well written with lot of commonsense.

from:  Sumesh R Bhat
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 06:00 IST

Indian and Chinese can develop better world because asset value of any country,consumer power and production ,will be determinant in future, India and china are half population of world and working young population have great potential,china being producer of a to z product at 1/10 rate is good for Indian consumer and India can get free loans,comparatively less stringent condition with IMF,world bank, second if China,India open trade freely,India can expect 40 crore Buddhist tourist,India will be mutually benefited ,so America is not interested to see India , china super power,less sales of weaponry,we support India,chine friendship and great scale cooperation in education,trade and whole life sphere.

from:  bhupinder
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 05:49 IST

India and China can make sure a healthy and prosperous world.Globalization is a true path and both the countries believe in it. Further there are so many obstacles in achieving and completing the process of globalization but it is also true that if both cooperate in real sense then process of world humanization is very much achievable.

from:  chhajuram advocate induscharwak
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 05:43 IST

It will be great if the PLA military hawks share the same sentiments expressed by Dai Bingguo.

from:  J. Davis
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 05:37 IST

This is going to be the most complicated relationship in Asia (and possibly the world) and the dance between the two is going to be fun to watch. I just hope India does not let China lead all the time and plans some moves of her own so there is some balance maintained :-)

from:  Aditya
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 04:14 IST

A bright future for whom ? India ? I don't think so.

from:  Arun Subbu
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 04:02 IST

I would take everything they say with a pinch of salt, if the five principles of peaceful existence were in place what happened in 1962, according to China, India has still not learned its lesson. Keep these people at arms length, and India must vow that 1962 must never be repeated. Time to build India past China in armaments period.

from:  Desi
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 04:01 IST

wonderfully spoken and written!

from:  Vishal
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012 at 03:38 IST
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