The full text of China’s Dy. Chief of Mission in New Delhi Liu Jinsong’s response to being asked about his perception of India – China relations:
There are problems, there is friction, but I believe our relationship is in a state of development and a lot of progress has to be made.
China welcomes India’s new membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. China fully supports India’s initiative of International Solar Alliance.
China welcomes India’s Act East Policy and future integration with Asia Pacific Economic Circle, particularly FTAs.
China, and Chinese companies are also very enthusiastic about India’s Make in India programmes and want to participate. They are also interested in Smart India and other national plans.
There are already more than 5 billion USD FDI already located in India and 500 companies doing very good business in India.
So I think we need to watch the whole picture. The full picture. The forest, not one or two trees. Of course we need to take care of these one or two trees. But we should keep the confidence that India and China are elephant and dragon. And they must dance together. And that’s my full confidence.