Chinese Ambassador meets Home Secretary

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 18:53

New Delhi: Amid reports of Chinese
incursions, its Ambassador Zhang Yan on Tuesday met Home Secretary G K Pillai here and sought to downplay the incidents.

"Nothing is happening. You listen to your leaders," Zhang
told reporters when asked about the developments and his

The Ambassador was with Pillai for about 30 minutes.

Earlier, last week he had met National Security Adviser
M K Narayanan and Joint Secretary in-charge of China in MEA
Vijay Gokhale.

China has been denying that its troops have been indulging
in incursions.

Government here, however, says that incursions occur due
to differences in perception about the Line of Actual Control.

Visa conversion

China on Tuesday sought more time for
its citizens who were working in various projects in India for
visa conversion from business to employment.

Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yan met Home Secretary G K
Pillai in this regard and asked for more time for its 25,000
employees working in various power, communication and
petroleum sectors of the country, official sources said here.

They said the Chinese Envoy informed that 3,000 of its
citizens had appraoched the Government for converting visa
from business to employment.

Chinese citizens are employed in Huwei, ZTE, power and
other infrastructure sectors.

The Home Secretary would be conveying the concerns of
Chinese authorities to the Government but no decision had been
taken so far.

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First Published: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 18:53

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