China promises adequate safety to Indians

China promised to provide adequate safety to Indians on its soil and said the recent incident in Yiwu will not influence age-old friendly ties.

Last Updated: Jan 05, 2012, 23:16 PM IST

New Delhi: China on Thursday promised to provide adequate safety to Indians on its soil and said the recent incident in Yiwu will not be allowed to influence age-old friendly ties between the two countries.
Giving this assurance to BJP MP Tarun Vijay, Chinese
Ambassador to India Zhang Yan promised his best efforts to
send back home the two traders who were recently attacked by
locals in Yiwu city.

"We are working to improve relations. India and China are
engines to the world economy and our horizons of cooperation
are too big. We will not allow such incidents to influence our
age-old civilizational ties", a release from the BJP MP, who
is also a spokesperson of the party, said quoting Yan.

Observing that such incidents vitiate the atmosphere and
discourage Indians from visiting China, Vijay suggested that
the Chinese govt should think to have special India-China
Friendship Help Centers in major cities there for people in
distress.
To this suggestion, the Ambassador said this is a very
constructive suggestion and he will send it to the government
for consideration, the release said.

Vijay conveyed to the diplomat BJP`s hopes that the
Chinese will be more cautious on such sensitive issues
encouraging more people-to-people contact between the two
countries and further strengthen India-China ties.

PTI