外文标题：China may match Japan's investments during Xi Jinping's visit
BEIJING: Acutely aware of the growing India-Japan linkage, China on Tuesday indicated it was ready to pull out several stops to substantially enlarge its investments in India. Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is visiting New Delhi later this month, is likely to match Japan's recent offer of investments.
"When President Xi visits India, you can expect a sense of camaraderie and the kind of friendship which will bring a complete change in the manner the two neighbors are engaged," said Nirmala Sitharaman, minister of state for commerce and industry, after day-long meetings with Chinese officials led by her Chinese counterpart Gao Hucheng.
Chinese officials did not mention Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan during their discussions with the Indian minister. But given China's business and political rivalries with Japan, it is most likely that Beijing's enthusiasm to Sitharaman's suggestions was influenced by talks between Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
"They also want to make a good success of President Xi's visit. They are working to have some good decisions announced during the Xi visit," Sitharaman said. She expected some major investment decisions concerning the agreement on industrial parks signed in June.
One possible area could be railway infrastructure, though it may not be in bullet trains, Sitharaman told reporters in Beijing. Japan has already agreed to assist India in introducing bullet trains.
Ramesh Lahoti (Unknown)
Let us presume that President Xi offers India a package double the size of Japan's what shall India have to give in return? Arunachal? Chinese are good businessmen and businessmen rarely give charities. So no illusions. A goat remains a goat and a fox a fox and foxes are renowned for being cunning.
Hindustani Patil (India)
Ask China to just stop the infiltration of its soldiers into Indian territories. That would be trillion dollar worth of investment for us.
Brown American (USA)
These are just announcements. Nothing will change. Nothing will happen. Ganges will still be polluted after Japan invests $35B.
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Jupitor Chakma (Location)
Good news for Indian economy, competing for investment by Japan and China
natasha s (PUNE)
do not trust Chinese.. they will never help unless they have bigger profit..
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Don't need damned chinese money, just give back our AKSHAI CHAI and the holy MANSAROVAR lake.
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PRAMOD Agarwal (Bareilly)
IT IS WIN WIN SITUATION. BOTH COUNTRIES ARE LOOKING GOOD POTENTIAL OF GROWTH AND VAST MARKET TO ENHANCE TRADE
Parthapratim Choudhury (Unknown)
Healthy competition between China and Japan to invest in India. Great foreign policy initiative of Modi govt. But Congress will still criticise him .