Individual events won`t affect India ties: China

China has expressed that "individual" incidents would not affect overall bilateral ties with India.

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2010, 09:53 AM IST

Beijing: China today said the recent
Sino-India tensions over reports of presence of Chinese troops
in PoK and denial of visa to an Indian General were caused by
"misunderstanding or miscommunication" and hoped that
"individual" incidents would not affect overall bilateral
ties.

Both countries have exchanges on all levels and all
fields, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu told a media
briefing, when asked whether the bilateral ties were back on
track as two Indian Ministers -- Kamal Nath and Kapil Sibal --
had a series of meetings with their Chinese counterparts and
other officials here during the past few days.

"Some of the issues you mentioned are due to
misunderstanding or miscommunication," the spokesperson said
in response to a question about tensions between the two
countries over reports of presence of Chinese troops in
Gilgit-Baltistan area of PoK and denial of visa to Northern
Area Commander Lt Gen B S Jaswal to take part in talks here.

"From the Chinese point of view we believe that China and
India are neighbours and two emerging powers. Strengthening
cooperation and building mutual trust is beneficial to the two
peoples and also conducive for world peace and development,"
she said.

Actually China and India have exchanges at all levels and
all fields, Jiang said. "Hope individual incidents will not
affect the overall interest of development of China-India
relations," she said.

Road Transport and Highways Minister Kamal Nath, who is
here on a visit, met a host of Chinese officials, heads of top
investing firms as well as the highway constructing companies
canvassing for active Chinese investment and participation in
highway projects all over India, including the border areas.

After his meetings here yesterday, including with his
counterpart Li Shenglin, Nath today took part in a high-
profile event attended by top Chinese investors and highway
construction companies in the coastal city of Tianjin to scout
for the Chinese participation in Indian road building.

Similarly, Human Resources Development Minister Kapil
Sibal, who attended the Summer Davos World Economic Forum
(WEF) in Tianjin this week, met his Chinese counterpart Yuan
Guiren yesterday and told him about India`s plans to introduce
Chinese language as part of CBSC syllabus.

He also sought Chinese cooperation in training about 200
Indian teachers to help them teach the language as a subject.

Also, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa made a
strong pitch for more FDI in his state during a visit to
Tianjin and Beijing to take part in the WEF.

Indian officials say that active engagements of the
Indian Ministers show that New Delhi, while asserting its
stand on its core concerns in ties with Beijing, continues its
close engagement with China to improve the relations in the
field of trade.

Besides conveying its concerns to Beijing over reports of
presence of Chinese troops in Gilgit-Baltistan area of
Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, India called off defence exchanges
with China following denial of visa to Jaswal.

PTI