On Jan. 14, 2002, Chinese premier Zhu Rongji inspects the guards of honor in India. (CNS/Photo)
Achieving economic and technical cooperation
From Jan. 14 to 18, 2002, Chinese premier Zhu Rongji led a large business delegationto visit India. During the visit,Premier Zhu held talks with former Indian prime ministerAtal Bihari Vajpayee and met with other India officials as well as elites from all walks oflife. China and India signed documents on cooperation in six fields including tourism,peaceful use of outer space, water conservancy, talents exchange, science andtechnology, and plant quarantine. Zhu also visited Mumbai, India's largest financial andcommercial center, and Bangalore, the well-known Silicon Valley, to strengthen Sino-India cooperation in trade, science and technology.
There is a general view in the two countries that Indian people have manymisunderstandings of China. But Zhu's successful visit to India has greatly changedpeople's views about China.