India-China Policy Dialogue

RIS hosted a high level delegation from Development Research Centre (DRC) of State Council of China which visited India from March 9-15. The delegation was led by H.E. Dr. Sun Xiaoyu, Vice-President (Vice Minister), DRC. The other members of the delegation were: Dr. Guo Lihong, Director-General, Research Dept. of Technology Economy, DRC; Dr. Zhang Xiaoji, Director-General, Research Dept. of Foreign Economic Relations, DRC; Dr. Han Jun, Director-General, Research Dept. of Rural Economy, DRC; Ms. Sun Lanlan, Director-General, International Cooperation Department, DRC; Ms. Zhang Qi, Division-Chief, Research Dept. of Foreign Economic Relations, DRC; and Mr. Zhao Shenghua, Division Chief, International Cooperation Department, DRC.

The delegation held detailed discussions with RIS on issues of establishing exchange and cooperation between RIS and DRC on March 10. The session was co-chaired by H.E. Dr. Sun Xiaoyu and Ambassador S.T. Devare, Vice-Chairman, RIS. It was followed by "RIS/DRC Policy Dialogue on China and India in the Global Economy". The programme of the Dialogue included three sessions.

The first session on Economic Development in China and India in the context of Globalization was co-chaired by Dr. Sun Xiaoyu and Ambassador S.T. Devare. It had two presentations: Implications of China’s Opening-up Policy on Economic Development (DRC), and India’s Economic Performance under Liberalization (RIS). The second session on Regional Economic Integration in Asia was co-chaired by Dr. Sun Xiaoyu and Dr Sanjaya Baru, Editor, Financial Express and had one presentation on India’s Strategy towards Regional Economic Integration in Asia (RIS) and on the Chinese Strategy towards Regional Economic Integration (DRC). The third session was on WTO and Agriculture in China and India. Dr. Sun Xiaoyu and Professor G.K. Chadha, Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi co-chaired it. It had two presentations: China’s Agricultural Development after WTO Accession (DRC) and India’s Agricultural Trade Policy and WTO (by Dr Rajiv Mehta, Member-Secretary, Commission on Agriculture Costs and Prices).