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India to open-up new spheres in trade and commerce with China

Ahmedabad: Newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to India, Mr. Le Yucheng today paid a courtesy visit to Gujarat Chief Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel. This was a maiden visit to any Indian state by the Chinese envoy. While welcoming the Chinese envoy, the Chief Minister praised the economical growth made by the China in last two to two-and-half decades to emerge as a super-power. In this reference, Smt. Patel added quickly with a conviction tone that under the able leadership of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, India is also forging ahead to become the ecomoical super-power in the world. The Chief Minister further briefed the Chinese ambassador that good number of Chinese companies have set up industries in Gujarat and other foreign countries are also eyeing the state for setting up industries here as the state has very transparent, industry friendly policy and easy availabilities of other facilities like infrastructure, power, human-labour and others. Smt. Patel also ascertained that owing to persistent rising of Chinese Industries, the Chinese language is being taught to local youths in several universities of the Gujarat. She also expressed happiness over that the Hindi language is being taught at two universities in China. The past visit of Mr. Modi to China and forthcoming visit of Chinese Premier to India-Gujarat would surely open-up new spheres in trade and commerce for mutual benefits, the Chief Minister further added. Later, Mr. Le Yucheng invited Smt. Patel to visit the China. In response to that the Chief Minister also extended a formal invitation to Chinese Ambassador along with a high-level Chinese delegation to participate in the forthcoming Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit-2015, a mega investment event to be held in Gandhinagar in January-2015. Mr. Le Yucheng also expressed a hope that programmes like ‘Youth Exchange’ and ‘Connect People-to-People’ between two would play an important role. Others who attended the meeting also included Principal Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. K. Kailashnathan, Additional Chief Secretary (Education) Mr. Arvind Agarwal, and Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. Ajay Bhadoo, Information Commissioner Mr. Bhagyesh Jha.

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He also served as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University.

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