Pune to host 7th China-India Forum on October 27

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 7 October 2018

Pune: Continuing the efforts of improving diplomatic ties, the government of China, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), China-India Friendship Association (CIFA), and Podar Enterprise will hold the seventh China-India Forum: “Jointly Shoulder Responsibility of our times, Promote Global Growth” on October 27, 2018 in Hyatt Regency, Pune. 

Pune: Continuing the efforts of improving diplomatic ties, the government of China, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), China-India Friendship Association (CIFA), and Podar Enterprise will hold the seventh China-India Forum: “Jointly Shoulder Responsibility of our times, Promote Global Growth” on October 27, 2018 in Hyatt Regency, Pune. 

Fortune Plus and International Business Linkage Forum (IBLF) will be organising the event. The government of Maharashtra is the host partner state and Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) is the supporting organisation.

Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, and Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce & Industries and Civil Aviation, will be the chief guests. Luo Zhaohui, Chinese Ambassador, Jaikumar Rawal, Minister for Tourism, and Subhash Desai, Minister of Industries, will be the Guests of Honour. Wang Huiyong, Vice President of the Hebei Province People’s Congress and Jiang Zelin, Chairman, CPPCC, Jilin Province, will also be present for the event. 

Pradeep Bhargava, President, MCCIA, said, “The chamber is supportive of this programme, as it is important for the economic prosperity of the society. This will be one platform where a large number of Chinese traders and manufacturers would be connected to business houses in Pune. This is a step forward to build a better relationship.”

He further added, “China has decent technologies at lower cost and we have now been using it in our daily routine including cell phones and other products. This will add value to the Make in India agenda when we are able to attract Chinese investment homewards.  

Speaking on the occasion, Rajiv Podar, Managing Director, Podar Enterprise, said that more than 200 Chinese entrepreneurs will be participating at the forum, which will probably make it the largest Chinese delegation to India. Today, China is the single largest trading partner of India. The bilateral trade is pegged at $ 85 bn, which is heavily skewed in favour of China. Indian exports account for only 10 billion dollars out of this.

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