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CEIBS 4th India-China Cooperation Forum


Consulate organized the 4th India-China Cooperation Forum in collaboration with China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) on 16th October, 2013. The Forum focused on the prospects for bilateral trade and investment between China and India, the two largest emerging economies in the world. The Forum saw the participation of a large number of participants including from Indian and Chinese companies.

CEIBS Dean and Vice President Hellmut Schütte gave the welcome address. Consul General spoke about the current state of India-China relations and expressed the hope that both countries will continue to make progress as partners.

Mr. Mukund G. Rajan, a member of the Tata Group Executive Council, shared the history of Tata, and put an emphasis on the group's ethics. He also spoke about Tata's performance in China, where it has more than 10 companies employing 4,000 people, and in 2012 saw overall sales volume of US$ 9.2 billion.

Huawei Technologies Senior Vice President Mr. Yao Weimin emphasized the importance of building trust, particularly in regard to China-India business relations. Huawei has been in India for the last 13 years, and has more than 5,000 employees there. The company also runs its biggest overseas R&D centre in Bangalore, which Mr. Yao said is an indicator of Huawei's "long-term commitment to India".

The second session of the Forum began with a presentation from Director of the China Centre of Economic Studies and Professor of Economics at Fudan University Zhang Jun. He analyzed the recent explosive growth in Chinese outbound investment and how more of it could go to India.

Andrew Ru, Principal of the investment firm E. J. McKay, spoke about the opportunities India offers for Chinese investors with its huge domestic market, low manufacturing costs, skilled workforce and its high-tech talent pool.

Mr. Navi Radjou, Executive Director of the Centre for India & Global Business at Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge spoke about the need for companies to come up with flexible and frugal solutions to meet challenges of emerging markets such as India and China to be successful.

The event ended with a lively Q&A session in which panelists and audience members exchanged their views on the present and future of the India-China economic relations.

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CEIBS Dean & Vice President Hellmut Schütte and Consul General of India in Shanghai Mr. Naveen Srivastava

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From left to right: Mr. Mukund G. Rajan of Tata, Mr. Yao Weimin of Huawei, and Mr. Sun Xiang of ICBC

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Professor of Economics at Fudan University Zhang Jun and Research Fellow at IEMS Mr. Vinod Jain

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Andrew Ru of E. J. McKay and Mr. Navi Radjou, Fellow at Judge Business School