China-India relations will continue to develop with joint efforts

Ma Zhanwu


The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which was held in Beijing from 18 to 24 October 2017 has drawn world-wide attention, as it will have significant impact on the world as well as China and its foreign policy.

General Secretary Xi Jinping delivered a report on this occasion. The Congress approved this report, and the report by the Central Commission on Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and the amendment to the CPC Constitution. The Congress also returned by voting the new Central Committee and the new CCDI.On 25 October 2017, the 1st plenum of the 19th Central Committee of the CPC returned the leading bodies of the new Central Committee of CPC, and re-elected Mr. Xi Jinping as the General Secretary, for another 5-year term.

Recently Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Kolkata, Ma Zhanwu briefed the media  and asserted that the relation between China and India would continue to foster in future .  In the next few months, there will new developments in the relation between the two countries.

“There are many opportunities for economic co-operations as well.”

The Congress initiated a new era for CPC and China. It made scientific analysis and judgement on the current developments in China and concluded that China has now entered a new era of its socialism with Chinese characteristics. In the new era, the principal contradiction in the Chinese society has become one between unbalanced and inadequate development and the ever-growing needs of the people for better lives. This is a historic change that will have impact on the whole landscape, and China need to formulate or improve upon its policies accordingly.

CPC has got a new component for its guideline, which is Xi Jinping Though on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era. And the Thought has been written into the CPC Constitution. It has given answers to the important questions of what kind of socialism with Chinese characteristics we should uphold and develop in the new era and how to go about doing it, and has provided theoretical analysis and policy frameworks in various aspects.

The Chinese Consul General added, “More than 54 per cent and close to 60 per cent of China’s GDP is produced by the service industries. So the service industries will continue to develop. In this area, we can explore more opportunities. “