BEIJING: China has come up with a sweetheart deal to break through India’s resistance to its attempt to access the Indian Ocean. It is offering India an opportunity to participate in joint seabed mining in the ocean, which has strong potential of yielding expensive minerals.
“China and India are both developing countries and contractors with the International Seabed Authority, so we have a lot in common and plenty of opportunities for further cooperation,” said He Zongyu, deputy director of the China Ocean Mineral Resource R&D Association.
The offer comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-day visit to China starting May 14. The issue is likely to figure in the official level talks.
China is looking towards India for accessing the Indian Ocean because it feels that Sri Lanka cannot be fully relied upon for this task. The new government in Sri Lanka has suspended work on two Chinese funded projects including the construction of port city of Colombo, which had been contracted by the previous government.
外文标题：China tries to lure India with deep sea mining deal in Indian Ocean
Sarfaraz () 3 hrs ago
Hindi chini Bhai Bhai hahaha
dont trust china, modi is stupid.
We should utilise every opportunity.
Abhishek Rathore (Unknown)
India is interested in sea mining in South China sea…Once we fully exploit south china sea… we will think of exploring our Indian Ocean…
niraj baua (mumbai)
selfish countries,, gather around to flex muscle
India should not play second fiddle to China
chinese government is greedy of resourses n they r shrewd n cunning for india….
Rusty Rastogi (Indian Ocean)
china is wicked… be careful
Never trust China.