Mumbai: This is one refrain which may sound
a bit jarring in the backdrop of reports of incursions by
China into Indian territory: the newly-appointed Consul
General of China in Mumbai Wang Donghua today said, "India and
China are not just neighbours, but are brothers too".
"We are not just neighbours, but brothers too. Both the
countries are emerging superpowers and therefore, peace and
development in the region will benefit them and the world,"
he said during a meeting with Maharashtra Governor S C Jamir
at Raj Bhawan in south Mumbai.
We have lots of common interests than differences. All
existing disputes between China and India, including the
border dispute, can be resolved by peaceful negotiations, a
Raj Bhawan official quoted the Chinese diplomat as saying
during his courtesy call.
Welcoming the Consul General, Jamir said the future of
the world depends to a large extent on how China and India
build cooperation between them.
"Minor incidents and setbacks should not be allowed to
disturb peace and good relations between the two nations. Both
India and China have inner strength that enabled them to
withstand the economic recession," the Governor said.