India-China SED dialogue to focus on high speed rail tracks

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  1. Srinivas_K

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    India-China SED dialogue to focus on high speed rail tracks

    Five working groups covering different areas finalising details for high level economic and trade dialogue

    India and China will hold the third round of their strategic economic dialogue here this week aimed at raising the speed of Indian trains and improving heavy haul operations and rail stock.
    Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia will arrive here tomorrow for the Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) to be held here on Mar 18.

    Five working groups covering different areas are finalising the details for the high level economic and trade dialogue between the two countries.

    Besides attending SED, Ahluwalia would call on Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on March 19.

    The Chinese delegation will be headed by Chairman of the National Reforms Development Commission (NDRC) Xu Shaoshi.

    The working groups covered areas like infrastructure, mainly the railways and operationalise the agreement for service centres to be set up in India for Chinese power equipment, environment and resources protection, water management and policy coordination, collaboration on planning and urbanisation, cooperation in high technology including the IT sector.

    Officials said the working group on infrastructure focussed discussions to work out collaboration in strengthening the existing tracks in India to increase speed of the trains, official sources told PTI.

    They said talks would be centred on high speed tracks, not high speed trains in which China has developed expertise in recent years.

    The two sides would also discuss collaboration in heavy haul of rail stock and redevelopment of the railway stations.

    Present global economic situation, cooperation in international monetary and financial systems, global commodity markets, sustainable development and climate change would also figure in the discussion.

    India-China SED dialogue to focus on high speed rail tracks | Business Standard
     
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    When 1.2 billion Indians engage in trade with 1.3 billion Chinese....world economic growth will skyrocket and hundreds of millions will be pulled out of poverty. Yes, some old,existence powers will lose power and their capacity to do mischief in the world.
    Why India and China should not coexist peacefully and trade for the benefit of both ? Just because some in the west are threatened by this super combination.
     
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    The thinking has to be on both sides. In this West dominated world India stayed united for almost 70 years and there are lot in common between Western democracies and India.

    One never know the what plans China have for India(which China sees as a potential competitor in Asia).

    It is a tight walk and In my view I do not want any changes in the world due to rise of China. China is a friend of Pakistan and they both pose a threat to India.

    I would like to see India develop into top 3 economy and also a strong military power, Until then friendship on unequal footing with China is not possible.

    China is an ambiguity and its rise is because of Western MNCs based production/manufacturing and Trillions of investments of West. One never know CCP works on its won or controlled by these powerful capitalists.

    It is safe for India to lean pro west and develop as it has done in the last decade in IT sector.

    Chinese can invest in non sensitive sectors.

    India staying united is the top priority and what ever hurdles come in this path will be dealt accordingly.
     
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