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.
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.
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).