Mumbai: In order to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and China, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping had agreed during their Second Informal Summit on October 11-12, 2019 in Chennai to organise 70 celebratory activities in India and China.
The two sides will also engage in cooperative projects in studying ancient maritime links between India and China through (a) establishment of sister-state relations between Tamil Nadu and Fujian Province, (b) exploring the possibility of establishing an academy to study links between Tamil Nadu and Fujian Province, (c) conducting research on maritime links between India and China in view of our extensive contacts over the centuries and (d) a conference on a ship voyage that will trace the historical connect between the two civilizations.
Among the 70 activities to be held during 2020-2021 are parliamentary exchanges, ceremonies and receptions celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, Beijing to hold an India-China Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum in India, business seminars and trade promotion events. China to hold the 2nd India-China Drug Regulation Meeting in India and the Indian side to organise a special event on pharmaceuticals in China.
In addition, the Indian side will launch a Mobile App in Chinese on Indian Tourism in China.
Both sides to jointly flag-off the first batch of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra in 2020 in India; jointly produce and broadcast a documentary dedicated to the Yatra, and hold a special Yatra for photographers from both countries and organise a photo exhibition in India.
China to invite a women’s delegation from India, and also invite young Indian businesspersons and entrepreneurs to attend the India-China Youth Entrepreneurship Forum in China.
A commemorative logo for the celebrations is to be jointly designed and commemorative metal coins to be released. India will send its naval ships to visit China, while a mid-level tri-service delegation of the Indian armed forces will visit China. Indian CEOs will visit China.