Relations in focus

2020-12-18 12:00:37

Indian doctor Vatsala Kotnis (foreground left) and her Chinese colleagues provide free medical service to the residents of Tangxian county, Hebei province, China, on Sept 5, 2005. This image and the four below are among exhibits of the ongoing Beautiful India, Beautiful China show.[Photo provided to China Daily] Photo exhibition highlights past China-India interactions, Satarupa Bhattacharjya reports. A host of events had been announced by the two governments earlier to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and China this year. But few were held, owing largely to the COVID-19 pandemic. A photo exhibition titled Beautiful India, Beautiful China was launched in Beijing on Dec 8 where China's Ambassador to India Sun Weidong, appearing on video, said: "It also allows us to look at China-India relations from a broader historical perspective, and draw inspirations from it." Mutual learning is the driving force, he added. "We should follow the guidance of the two leaders, redouble our efforts to meet each other halfway, strengthen dialogue and exchanges, and overcome difficulties and challenges, in order to put China-India relations on the track of healthy and stable development," Sun said.