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China-India relations at best periods in history: Chinese Ambassador to New Delhi 

Chinese Ambassador to India Photograph:( ANI )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 16, 2018, 10.35 PM (IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal

Ahead of the PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping's meet in Argentina on the sidelines of G20 Summit, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui has lauded India-China ties saying that they are in the best periods of history. 

"China India relations are at one of the best periods in history. President Xi Jinping and Prime minister Modij held the Wuhan informal summit this April. It is a historic milestone in the bilateral relations and both the sides are implementing the consensus reached by the leaders," said Zhaohui. 

Speaking at the first India-China Youth Dialogue 2018 at the Chinese Embassy, he said Argentina meeting between Indian PM and Chinese President will be the fourth meeting between the duo. They first met for the informal summit in Wuhan, followed by meetings on the sidelines of SCO in China and BRICS in South Africa.

''sound bilateral relations and friendly cooperation have provided a solid basis and opportunities for youth exchanges,'' the Chinese ambassador said.
 
Later this year, a 200 Chinese youth delegation will visit India. Every year India and China organize 2-way exchanges of 200 member youth delegation. Both governments have provided scholarships also.

Highlighting the complementarities, Zhaohui said "both of us (India & China ) are carrying out economic reforms and opening policies.  China is pursuing the "Chinese Dream". India is building the "New India". Development strategies of both countries call for more cooperation."

The Dangal Connect

Increasingly, Bollywood has become a major success with movies like Dangal, Secret Superstar, Bajrangi Bhaijaan becoming a runaway success in China.

Zhaohui recalled his meeting with Amitabh Bachchan and Amir Khan and said "Dangal'' and ''Secret Superstar'' were box office success in China". 

Chinese President Xi Jinping had famously told PM Modi that he liked watching Dangal.

The ambassador highlighted the increased popularity of Indian culture saying three things are most fashionable among Chinese youth in urban areas, namely, watching Bollywood movies, practising Yoga and tasting Darjeeling tea.

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Zhaohui recalled his meeting with Amitabh Bachchan and Amir Khan and said "Dangal'' and ''Secret Superstar'' were box office success in China".