Highlights: PM Narendra Modi’s three days in China

Narendra Modi is in Shanghai on day 3 of his China visit.

By: Express Web Desk | Shanghai | Updated: May 16, 2015 9:25:13 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today left Shanghai for Mongolia after wrapping up his first-ever visit to China where he held talks with the country’s top leadership and signed key agreements to boost bilateral ties, including trade.

“Goodbye China! My gratitude for the warmth & hospitality. Will always remember my visit fondly,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

“Let’s make India-China ties even stronger in the years to come,” he said in another tweet.

Modi, who was on a three-day maiden visit to China as the first stop of his three-nation tour, held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping besides his counterpart Li Keqiang.

On Day 3 of his China visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met several Chinese CEOs in an attempt to woo them to come invest in India. Jack Ma of Alibaba was among those present in the meeting today in Shanghai.

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[PHOTOS: Modi unleashes ‘selfie diplomacy’ in China]

Day 1 saw PM Modi meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in the latter’s hometown of Xi’an and the next day saw the Prime Minister travelling to Beijing to meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. India and China signed a record 24 bilateral agreements on Friday.

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1: 10 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the Indian community in Shanghai.

PM Modi woos the community by saying, he is trying to learn and implement the knowledge to develop India.

PM Modi thanks the community and says, only Indian can elect a common man  as a Prime Minister of a country.

Prime Minister said, “The world is seeing this visit very closely. The President of China welcomed another leader in a place outside Beijing” for the first time.

Prime Minister Modi, invokes the message of ‘Vasudhaiva-kutumbakam’ to the Indian community, says it it India that has taught every one that ‘world is one family’. “We have been taught the world is a family, ” Prime Minister said on Saturday.

Taking a dig at the previous governments, PM Modi says he has worked so much in a year, as he tried to complete 30 years of work. He said, “I am criticised for working hard. I am criticised for traveling.”

PM Modi expresses joy as he met students from two top universities in China.

Prime Minister said, “We must be proud of our country first, only then the world will praise us and accept us.”

Prime Minister also said, “Imperative that we increase people to people contact between India and China.”

Prime Minister thanks the community for organising such an event and said, this event itself is a ‘historic’ moment in the developing relation between India and China.

12: 20 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts addressing the students at the Fudan University. Modi said, it is a historic and ‘pavitra’ (auspicious) occasion.

While addressing the students at the launch, Modi expressed joy as he got opportunity to connect with the ‘yuvas’ (youth) of two universities in his three-day visit.

Mahatma Gandhi is a ‘Yug Purush’ and a ‘Vishwa Manav’, says Prime Minister Modi says during his address to the students.

Modi recalls Mahatma Gandhi and says, “Gandhian philosophy can help us in the fight against terrorism and deal with climate change.”

12: 16 pm: PM Modi is expected to address students at Fudan University shortly.

11:03 am: Here’s the food menu of the banquet hosted for PM Modi in Shanghai.

11:00 am: PM Modi is currently meeting Shanghai Party Secretary Han Zheng

9:01 am: Right now, 21 business agreements worth about $22 billion are being signed at the India China Business Forum.

8:57 am: India has always been a knowledge society. You have been an innovative society: PM Modi

The scope and potential, the breadth and length of infrastructure is very huge in India: PM Modi

‘We also want to promote manufacturing in a big way particularly to create jobs for our youth who form 65% of our population’: PM Modi

‘Indo-Chinese partnership should and will flourish’: PM Modi

‘Let us work together in mutual interest and for progress and prosperity of our great countries’: PM Modi

8:48 am: PM Modi is now speaking at the India China Business Forum in Shanghai.

8:24 am: Chairmans of Huawei and Shanghai Media Group were among those present at the interaction between PM Modi and CEOs.

8:04 am: PM Modi gives Chinese CEOs a Five F formula.

7:45 am: Xiaomi president Lin Bin told PM Modi that the company has big plans for India.

7:39 am: Liang Wengen, chairman of SANY, told the Prime Minister that India is a huge market and has a dynamic work force.

7:30 am: This is what Jack Ma of Alibaba fame told PM Modi in the meeting today.

7: 17 am: PM Modi in a photo-op with Chinese CEOs in Shanghai.

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