China not a threat to India, says Premier Keqiang

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New Delhi, May 22: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday said here that his country was not a threat to India and nor did it sought to contain her southern neighbour. Li, who took office recently, said this while speaking on his vision for India, the country which h chose as his first official destination as the country's premier.

Li, who greeted his audience at an event jointly organised by the ICWA and FICCI, with a traditional ‘namaste' and addressed areas of New Delhi's concern. He said India and China did not shy away from addressing the boundary issue and have the capacity to find a mutually acceptable solution to the crucial issue.

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He said his talks with the Indian leadership was candid, frank and fruitful, adding that both the countries should view "each other's development as major opportunities for ourselves" and that they have more common interests than differences. He linked the development of China's western provinces like Xinjiang and Yunnan with India's Look East policy.

Li said both the countries should improve relevant mechanism for dealing with the border issues and jointly oversee peace in those areas. He also said that they have taken note of trans-border rivers and would make detailed information available.

Li also said that since both countries have huge market potential, Beijing would see that Chinese investors increase investments in India and also help the Indian products to have an access in the neighbour's market.

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