Narendra Modi to visit China next week

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will pay a five-day visit to China from November 8 at the invitation of the ruling Communist Party.

Updated: Nov 04, 2011, 19:34 PM IST

Beijing: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi
will pay a five-day visit to China from November 8 at the
invitation of the ruling Communist Party, during which he will
explore investment opportunities.

Modi would visit Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu and
address some business events to highlight investment prospects
in Gujarat.

Besides interacting with senior Chinese leaders in
Beijing, Modi would address a seminar being organised here by
the Indian embassy along with the China Chamber of Commerce
for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products
(CCCM).

He would later visit Shanghai and from there go to
Chengdu, where another similar business event is being
arranged.

Modi is the third BJP Chief Minister to visit China in
recent months.

Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa visited
China earlier to scout investments followed recently by Madhya
Pradesh Chief Minister Shivaraj Singh Chouhan.

BJP President Nitin Gadkari too visited China this year
at the invitation of international department of the ruling
Communist Party of China (CPC).

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also visited China
recently to study various development projects.

PTI