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Consul General Ma Zhanwu Holds Dragon Boat Festival Party For Local Chinese

Mr. Ma Zhanwu, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Kolkata, held a Dragon Boat Festival reception on 25 May 2017, which was attended by representatives of the local Chinese community.

Mr. Ma extended his festive greetings and wishes to those present at the party, and then gave a briefing on the current China-India relations and the latest developments in China. He emphasized that the shared interests between China and India far outweigh their differences and they can conduct a lot of mutually beneficial cooperation.

The Consul General also stated that the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing from 14 to 15 May 2017 was a huge success with participation of leaders and representatives from over 130 countries, and and the Belt and Road Initiative is open to everyone and India is welcome to participate in it.

He spoke about the steady growth of the Chinese economy that has been sustained increasingly by such new drivers as rising domestic consumption, strong development of e-commerce, creation of new services through the Internet, increase of investment in the high-tech manufacturing, use of more industrial robots, and introduction of shared bicycles. He urged the local Chinese to travel to China and see the new landscapes and new developments in the country.

He enumerated the programs undertaken by his Consulate to promote understanding and friendly exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation between China and India, and expressed his thanks for the support and assistance by the Indian friends as well as the local Chinese community. He shared his optimism about further growth of both the two great nations and future expansion of their ties, and encouraged the local Chinese to play their role in strengthening the economic and cultural interactions between China and Eastern India.

The representatives from the Chinese community thanked Mr. Ma for his remarks and said they would be happy to see growth of the bilateral ties, and they would also be ready to contribute their bit to the economic and trade relations between China and this part of India.

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