Although India and China are showing sweet attitude towards each other and making it look like a meeting of two good neighbors, the reality is that the Chinese never look at India as one nation with great economic prospects…
China’s most powerful man with his unique governing style, President Xi Jinping, has arrived in Ahmedabad for a three-day visit. He is accompanied by his wife and famous folk singer Peng Liyuan.
Breaking the protocol and underlining the importance of Xi’s visit to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the Chinese President on his arrival at the hotel.
During his brief stop in Ahmedabad, Xi along with Modi will attend a business meet, visit the Sabarmati Ashram and riverfront, where a walk and dinner has been arranged for the President and the delegation accompanying him.
The visit, for which elaborate security arrangements have been made, will witness signing of three MoUs between China and Gujarat, PM Modi’s home state. One of the MoUs, to be inked between China Development Bank (CDB) and Industrial Extension Bureau (iNDEXTb) of Gujarat government, relates to development of industrial parks in the State. Another pact will be signed between China’s Guangdong province and Gujarat government. The third MoU will be between Guangzhou and Ahmedabad cities for cultural exchange.
Top industrialists from both the countries will take part in the business meet. The dinner, to be served in a dome on the Sabarmati riverfront, will consist of only Gujarati delicacies and attended by 22 VVIPs.
President Xi will leave for New Delhi late in the evening.
With his arrival, the social media also rolled the red carpet in its unique way – by making jokes. Since the food to be served to Xi will consist only Gujarati delicacies, the main fixation of the tweeples was dhokla and Xi himself.
Here is a look:
Chinese President XI Jinping arrives in Gujarat. Disappointed to see only one Jinping, I thought there would be eleven of them.
— A muse sing (@LoKarloFollow) September 17, 2014
Reporter: Sir, did you like India and Indians Jinping: Yes, they look different ! R: You mean different from Chinese? J: No, from each other
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) September 17, 2014
@coolfunnytshirt NaMo: Welcome Jinping Ji Jinping: Thank you Modiji, but i am Xi Jinping
— PRABHAT SATPATHY (@prabhat_speaks) September 17, 2014
BREAKING: Xi Jinping gifted Modi a chinese made Modi that looks and talks exactly like Modi.. Now seculars cant even blame 2002 on new Modi
— Champ-u-terology (@BolshoyBooze) September 17, 2014
Xi Jinping is ready to sign on all business deal if India agree NOT to not to insult Chinese cuisine by making Panner and Gobi Manchurian
— 0mar Abdullah (@abdullah_0mar) September 17, 2014
Narendra Modi and Jinping X1 to do ‘Chowmein Pe Charcha’ today
— Bhaiyyaji (@bhaiyyajispeaks) September 17, 2014
Jinping: Modi Ji, This Dhokla is awesome, how do you made it? Modi: Recipe ke liye Google kar lena Jinping: Stop trolling man
— Sunil (@akshaykanitkar) September 17, 2014
Mean Jinping is already thinking of a strategy of making Duplicate Dhoklas!
— RJ Sam (@RJSam983) September 17, 2014
NaMo: Jinping ji, let me show you something.. *shows Dandia* Jinping: OMG! Such huge size chopsticks.. will they eat each other???
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) September 17, 2014
There are a number of issues that India and China have to resolve, first and foremost being the border issue. The stapled visa provocation and the presence of over twenty thousand Chinese troops in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) are other issues which cannot be ignored.
Although India and China are showing sweet attitude towards each other and making it look like a meeting of two good neighbours, the reality is that the Chinese never look at India as one nation with great economic prospects emerging on the world platform. Similarly, the disenchantment of Indians with China is very well known.
Xi decided to visit Ahmedabad first rather than officially visiting Delhi – an exercise which was much needed from its side. This bypassing is being seen as Xi’s mere interest in the state’s development in Indian Prime Minister’s home state. But PM Modi should note that he is no more the chief minister of Gujarat.