Xi Jinping's Open Letter to India

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  1. t_co

    t_co Senior Member Senior Member

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    Towards an Asian century of prosperity - The Hindu

    This is the first time that any Chinese politician has written an open letter to India.
     
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    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    Can you please explain the topmost power structure? Is Xi the most powerful person in the government, or is it distributed between the Premiers (as is the case with our President - Prime Minister relation)?
     
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    Pictures for Chinese netizens to repost:

    Touchdown
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    PM introduced to China's First Lady
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    A quick lesson in Indian history by the PM to the Chinese first couple
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    Three agreements signed within the first 1 hour of Xi's landing
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    Innocent selfie by a Chinese delegate, or retinal scan by intelligence officer?
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    Xi shakes a leg with an Indian folk umbrella. He was dressed in an Indian handloom vest gifted by Modi. Xi was aptly dressed for the humid riverside evening. His security guard (guy in PLA uniform) was not. Poor fellow was seen throwing his hat at the airhostess in frustration, as he reembarked on the President's aircraft.
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    Xi in Sabarmati Ashram, an estate where Gandhi spent most of his productive time. He was garlanded by freshly woven cotton threads.
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    Live video showed Chinese security guards looking at each other in disbelief/surprise, as Xi did unusual things on Modi's request, such as sitting on cold granite flooring, hand-looming cotton thread using a Charak (apparatus used by Gandhi to loom cotton, a symbol of self-reliance).
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    His open letter should be translated into action.

    Words mean little.
     
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    Xi's letter in The Hindu :aww:
     
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    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    as anticipated Xi's parlance is doing the "necessary" cosmetics (as part of due diplomacy).

    an "Asian Century"? :D does China really share common interests with a country of 1.2bln? as outspokenly put before the contention for resources, external markets, even water and … will only intensify in the decades ahead. an expoding growth of Indian population worsens this prospect. except for both being "Asian" the two countries clash intrinsically and fundamentally in every major realm. again we're locked in a zero sum game where one's gain must be made at the cost of the other. the world (or narrowly Asia) can't afford both to ascend to the same height whatsoever.

    it doesnt take a Malthus to understand such a plight.

    the above also explains pretty much why China is more compatible with non-Asian America and Russia from the angles of "demography" and "resources" despite ostensible conflicts from time to time.

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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    Well i scanned thorugh it , nice letter - no harm i guess

    but for all the lenght of it - fact is that they propose to invest 20 billion whereas Japan, without
    any long letter is investing almost double at 35 billion ..

    Secondly and in a sense more importantly , they are transgressing again at the border
    ãnd this time it is no joke either
    So it makes us wonder if talkng to Xi is of much value ? - is he really in control
    or like paksitan is the Army really the ones in charge - and talking to Nawaz is mostly a
    waste - even the ccp-china leasders have decided to wait and see

    and we are wasting time energy and tax monies on all this show
    while the reality at the border is something totally different .
     
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    Xi is the most powerful person in China's government. He chairs the Party through the Politburo Standing Committee; the Army through the Central Military Commission; and the State through the Presidency. Those three offices, respectively, are the official seats of power in China's three "branches of government".
     
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    those 20 billion or 35 billion on paper MoUs is nothing of a promise or guarantee. it's not the state leaders (Abe or Xi) who click and wire the money. at the end of day it's up to individual enterprises to screen and appraise every single deal proposition to ensure they make good business sense.

    therefore @roma there's never a contest for who commits more $$ . India has to prove in the first place it's a good destination for investment. God helps those who helps themselves!

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    China is a great nation of extremely talented people - and India and China could certainly shake the world and make it a more equitable place to live in. But Mr. Xi, its not the Chinese people, but the Chinese government that we don't trust - not out of spite, but out of experience based on past aggressions directly and indirectly against India and against your other neighbours - in particular Tibet. However, we look forward to seeing whether your initiatives as stated in your open letter will indeed lead to a more peaceful coexistent based on mutual benefit with India and your other neighbours.
     

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