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Chinese team visits Kolkota, hopes for better business ties

Statesman News Service | Kolkata |

A Chinese delegation from the capital city of Yunan province in China, has expressed interest in extending business ties with the state while inviting the business community to the fifth China-South Asia Exposition and 25th China Kunming Import and Export Fair to be held at Kunming this year.

“The Yunan Province and West Bengal share striking similarities and have had rather close business relations which rose to 438 billion dollars last year,” said Mr Gao Shuxun, advisor, Provincial Government of Yunan Province, addressing a business meet organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata on Thursday.

Expressing hopes of enhanced relationship between the two countries, the advisor said that the meetings at various ministerial levels will be marked as a new era of relationship between India and China.

Replying to a question on the fear among Indians about China, Mr Shuxun said that there is lack of mutual trust between the people of the two countries which could be addressed by visiting China.

He invited the Indian people to China and to Yunan Province in particular, and to work together in order to prevent the fear. Mr Ma Zhanwu, the Chinese Consul General in Kolkata, said that with efforts of not only the top leaders, but also every citizen, the relationship between China and India would be one of the most vibrant and important.

Mr Shuxun also invited the business community to the fifth China-South Asia Exposition and 25th China Kunming Import and Export Fair to be held at Kunming from 14 to 20 June. The two expositions are being organised at larger scale to accommodate more exhibitors and further enhancing trade and business.