外文标题：China offers to start martial arts course under Mumbai University
MUMBAI: China on Friday offered to start a programme in martial arts here through Mumbai University.
This was announced by the consul general of China, Liu Youfa, during a meeting with Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan at Raj Bhavan here.
Youfa told the governor that having established a Confucius Institute at the University of Mumbai last year, China is now considering offering a programme in martial arts through the varsity. The programme will train students in self defence, he said.
He also said that China was seriously considering setting up an Industrial Park in Nashik, a Raj Bhawan spokesperson told reporters after the meeting.
中国总领事刘友法在Raj Bhawan与马哈拉施特拉邦州长K Sankaranarayanan举行会谈时做出了这一宣布。
An area of 2,000 acres has been identified for the purpose.
According to Youfa, the China Industrial Park will have 20-30 non-polluting, high-end manufacturing and IT companies which will provide direct employment to nearly 3,000 people.
Youfa told the governor that his country had declared 2014 as the 'Year of Friendly Exchanges' and would be hosting a festival in June which will draw participation from friendly countries. He invited Maharashtra to participate in the event.
Youfa, an economist by training, said the trade volume between India and China was USD 64 billion last year. Efforts are being made to increase the same, he added.
Youfa said he has been conducting market research in Mumbai and Bangalore to identify new areas of co-operation for trade and investment.
China has expertise in infrastructure development and that is was one area where his country could offer help to Maharashtra, he said.
anand golla ()
this marshall arts must be learned by all girls of india, the ways as it is happening in india (rape) is very bad, this art might help for self protection I think
tn now (-)
Screen candidates before admission. Hope women join, learn martial arts, and damage the tool of rapists.
No, keep China away. Do not let them indulge in India. Bad results are sure to come.
Kevin Guite ()
The initiative is a welcome step for vulnerable sections of women who are prone to rape, molestation and other sexual abuses. What will happen if martial arts is learned by goons to attack innocent civilians? Let's hope martial arts are practiced and learned for a self-defense against goons.
Navnath Babar (Unknown)
gud to see china encouraging in the field of education and culture,both being the asian super powers,have to more frequently increase and develop the business power and strategy.
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Rajanikant Singh (Varanasi)
Indian government must open martial art schools for Kalari Payattu and Sikh Shastra Vidya. Together they will form the best martial art in the world. Chinese copied from us and are now trying to dominate Asia.
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印度政府务必开设武术学校，让人们学习Kalari Payattu 和 Sikh Shastra Vidya等印度传统武术，两者结合起来能够形成世界上最棒的武术。中国人的武术是从我们这里抄来的，如今他们试图主宰亚洲。
Arun Pasricha (Unknown) replies to Rajanikant Singh
Indian Government !!! Is there money in it ? NO. okay then why will they do so ? Promoting Indian culture Kalari Payattu and Sikh Shastra Vidya, my dear they don't even know it.
印度政府有钱投入进去吗？没有！好吧，那么他们为什么要那样做？推广Kalari Payattu 和 Sikh Shastra Vidya 等印度文化？亲爱的，他们对这些连听都没听过。
Garuda Khangarid (Indraprastha)
Kung Fu was derivative of the art that Boodhidharma practiced, Kalari. And they are here to teach.Well, good for China.Shows that Indians will keep on creating religion, arts, science, literature,philosophy and others keep claiming credit.Endless cycle.Perhaps, its free will, inherent in Bharat.
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bengia (vasudaiva kutumbakam)
the last time china tried to get friendly, the indo- china war of 1962 occurred. the famous phrase hindi- chini bhai- bhai can never be forgotten. that was during Jawaharlal Nehru's stint as PM.
mahesh rahul kedam ()
WELCOME TO CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY BUT ARE WE IN SUCH A STATE TO LEARN MARTIAL ARTS FROM OUR NEIGHBOURING NATION