Special Report: NPC & CPPCC Sessions
Chinese Premier Wen meets
BEIJING, March 14 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese Premier Wen
Jiabao on Tuesday highly valued relations between China and India, saying strong
bilateral ties will usher in a true Asian century.
It is when China and India are really strong enough
and fully bring out their vitality that it will "usher in a new true Asian
century," Wen said at a press conference shortly after the end of national
legislature's annual session.
We recalled his successful visit to India last year,
and said the two countries reached a strategic partnership for peace and
prosperity, signed a political principle guiding the settlement of the border
issue and worked out a five-year plan for China-India trade and economic
This year marks the year of friendship between China
and India,Wen said, adding, "cultural exchanges will be high on the agenda."
"Now China-India relations have entered a new
historical stage," he said, hoping the China-India "fraternal friendship will
become vibrant and strong" and remain in the hearts of the two oriental states.
The press conference was telecast live in the Great
Hall of the People in downtown Beijing. Enditem