The Embassy of China at New Delhi recently organised a visit of an Indian media delegation to China for interactions at Beijing with the 4th Army Aviation Regiment, China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), All-China Journalists Association (ACJA),
The Embassy of China at New Delhi recently organised a visit of an Indian media delegation to China for interactions at Beijing with the 4th Army Aviation Regiment
THE EMBASSY OF CHINA at New Delhi, recently organised visit of an Indian press delegation to China for interactions at Beijing with the 4th Army Aviation Regiment, China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), All-China Journalists Association (ACJA), Tencent (qq.com), Ministry of National Defense (MND), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), China Daily, and Shanghai Naval Garrison.
The familiarisation visit gave an overview of what is happening in China. The stops included the 4th Army Aviation Regiment. The delegation was met and briefed by Senior Colonel Zhang Jillin, Commander of the Regiment. Their equipment includes attack helicopters, medium-lift helicopters (Mi-17 equivalent) and fixed-wing aircraft (C-130 equivalent). The tasks include attack, air support and tasks like rescue missions and locating space capsules returning to earth. Tasks are all land based, as naval aviation units cover operations at sea. The regiment is maintained at high state of readiness. Pilots undergo a fouryear course from basic level to combat level.
China Institute of Strategic Studies
CIIS is the primary think tank of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and it also trains Chinese diplomats. The briefing was done by Jia Xiudong, Senior Research Fel- low, mainly hinging on the overwhelming desire for peace by China, maintaining friendly relations with all neighbours and bright prospects of India-China relations. Lan Jianxue, Associate Research Fellow who has visited India many times, spoke at length about India-China relations high- lighting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s achievements. The discussions centred around: China’s concern about the situation in Iraq-Syria and about possible fallout in Af-Pak region. China wants peace in Afghanistan and looks to Afghanistan’s economic upliftment In its relationship with India, Panchsheel is being forged as the mainstay. China has resolved its borders with all neighbours less India and Bhutan but China will never use force to do so unless attacked. The situation in Asia-Pacific is fluid but China does not have any desire for use of force. China and US have over 90 bilateral dialogues covering every conceivable issue and the economic interdependence is intense. Logically, this should deter conflict. To explore scope of India-China cooperation for evacuation of respective nationals from trouble spots like Iraq, government-to-government dialogue is required. Pakistan herself is a victim of terror though China has always advised Pakistan to be careful about radicalisation and terrorism.
Established in 1998, Tencent is a top level internet company of China. It offers the equivalent of Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Microchat, Wizard, Google, Gaming, etc and claims on improvement over Twitter. They also have V-chat which is
The writer (on the extreme right) during
the visit at Great Wall of China