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Mr.Mahesh Saharia, Founder Chairman of Center for Promotion of India China Cooperation and Chairman, Indian Chamber of Commerce, North East receive exceptional honor.

Mr.Mahesh Saharia, Chairman, Indian Chamber of Commerce ICC and Founder Chairman of Center for Promotion of India-China Cooperation was given a unique honor to have been Awarded and recognized by a very special award for “International Friendship and Emissary” during the 2010 World Congress of the Chinese elite at Xián on 9th October, 2010. He is the only Indian to have been recognized with the outstanding contribution in world peace and for his work in international cooperation including India China cooperation and relationship in an event specifically meant for overseas Chinese.

The Overseas Chinese elite 2010 opened with a gala opening with a very formidable and influential 600 strong Chinese community diaspora, who have assembled from all parts of the world. Their collective worth or influence can not be even imagined not to speak of gauging the same.

China has already become the second largest economy after the United states replacing Japan this year and China has become the largest trading partner of India, the estimated total turnover estimated at 60 bln us$.

A humble saharia while accepting this rare honor highlighted the importance China and India are likely to play in the global order in the coming years. He described in a press statement that close cooperation between the two countries hold the future of mankind be it in the matter of food security or world climate change. Describing the present trade of 60 bln as only a tip in the iceberg, he assesd that both sides are to go a long way to realize the potentials and the synergy and called for greater dissemination of the information of each other and to each other.

Mr Saharia said that the 43 % compounding annual growth for last decade in bilateral trade is very encouraging but yet is not even a fraction of the potentialities. China and South Asia compromise more that two fifth of humanity in terms of population but yet contribute less than 10 % of world trade and that Intra regional trade is less than 5 %. As China and South Asia increase their legitimate share in the world trade and as there is more awareness amongst Indian and Chinese enterprises of the capabilities of each other and intra regional trade also gets its due share the volume and value will increase many folds.

On the broader subjects Saharia spoke of the need to strengthen the communication and coordination on major International issues like the financial crisis, institutional reform for global governance, Doha Round negotiations, food and energy security, environment protection and climate change

Economic & financial cooperation between India and China also has to look beyond just promoting trade and investment. It could cover much broader areas including: to strengthen cooperation and information exchange between Government agencies and related institutions; promote technology and industrial cooperation in the fields such as agriculture and rural development, IT Sector, education and Health, project contracting, exchange experiences in the management of economy, such as city management, poverty relief and social security, disaster management, water resource management.

Camp: Xi’an, China, 9th October, 2010


Mr. Mahesh Saharia presenting a box of
Indian Tea to
Governor of Yunnan Mr.Qin Guangrong

Mr.Saharia with HE Mr. I M Pandey Consul General of India at Guangzhou and Mr. Garg from Commerce Dept.

Mr.Mahesh Saharia receiving Award from Mr. LiangHaiYang Chairman "2010 World Chinese Elites Congress"

Mr.Mahesh Saharia with royal couple of Thailand HRH Prince Chulcherm Yugal with whom he shared the Award.

Yunnan, China Delegation Completes Successful India Tour

A High Powered 15 Member Yunnan Delegation from Yunnan Province of China led by Mr. Xiong Qinghua, Director General of the Yunnan Province successfully completed the 8 days India tour.

The visit in India was organized by the Centre for Promotion of India-China cooperation (CPICC) with support from Embassy and Consulate of China in India, Bangalore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Indian Chamber of Commerce.

The delegation traveled to Bangalore, Delhi and Kolkata and had a wide range of discussions with Industrialists, Importers and Exporters besides meeting representatives of CII, FICCI and FIEO. They visited IT Industry both at Bangalore at TCS and Infinity in Kolkata and were highly impressed with overall development in India particularly in Infrastructure.

Two MOU’s were signed at Bangalore, one for Import and export of Iron ore and steel and another for introduction of telemedicine in India, and one Contract for export of soyabean meal by ITC valuing more than Rs 300 million.

Acknowledging the need for larger export from India to China on the point of large adverse balance of trade almost amounting to 20 billion US$, raised by Mr.Saharia, Mr Xiong, offered large space at concessional rent or free of cost to Indian exporters in the forthcoming Kunming Fair and Commodities Fair at Kunming in the first week of June, 2011. Mr Xiong also agreed to the suggestion of Mr. Saharia to consider to provide free air lift of exhibition materials by exporters of North East and Eastern India and assured to come back with specific proposal on his return to China. CPICC expects at least three full air loads of materials to be lifted from Kolkata airport for the exhibition provided the air space is assured.

Karnataka Govt and West Bengal Govt made very forceful presentation to the delegation for investment in their respective States and are likely to accept the invitation to participate in the China South Asia Business Forum at Kunming which this year has theme and focus to discuss Investment from China to South Asian Countries and to discuss ways to improve larger exports from all South Asian countries to China, large adverse trade imbalance being common factors.

Delegation also made personal invitation to Mahesh Saharia, Chairman CPICC, Vishambher Saran, VISA Group and S N Agarwal, Chairman Bhoruka Group.

Mr Xiong expressed great satisfaction on the outcome his tour and thanked Mr. Saharia, Chairman CPICC for organizing the tour so successfully and systematically. CPICC expects to take a delegation of more than 100 participants from North Eastern India, Eastern India and Karnataka besides other States for the Forum and Fair.

11th March, 2011


Group Photo of delegation Members with Mr.Mahesh Saharia, Chairman of CPICC in the middle, Mr. Xiong Qinghua, Director General of the Yunnan Province, Leader of the delegation 4th From left.