Events organised by Consulate General of India, Guangzhou
The Consulate General of India in Guangzhou is celebrating the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on 9 January 2017.
RBI has released guidelines regarding Extension of deadline for deposit of Demonetized banknotes at RBI ( Mumbai , Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Nagpur) for resident Indians abroad till 31 March and NRIs till 30 June 2017.
The Ministry of Tourism has introduced a 24x7 Toll Free Multi-Lingual Tourist Help Line to facilitate visits of foreign tourist visiting India.
International Day of Yoga
The 2nd International Day of India (IDY) in Southern China was celebrated in five cities jointly organized by the Consulate General of India, Guangzhou with the local Municipality governments and other Yoga Institutes.
India-China Academic Conference at Sichuan University from 4-5 May, 2015
Consulate General of India, Guangzhou organized a Conference titled “India Studies in China and China Studies in India” at Sichuan University on May 4-5, 2015 in collaboration with the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), New Delhi and the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), Sichuan University. Mr. P.V. Manoj, Consul represented the Consulate General of India in Guangzhou at the Conference.
The opening session of the Conference was addressed by Prof. Li Tao, Executive Director, ISAS and Prof. Luo Zhongshu, Deputy Executive Director, CPC, SCU. In her opening address, Prof. Li introduced the delegates. Prof. Alka Acharya, Director, Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi and Prof. Yan Xuetong, Dean, Institute of Modern International Relations, Tsinghua University, also addressed the gathering in the opening session. Altogether 20 delegates, 10 from Indian side and 10 from Chinese side participated in the Conference. Apart from this, about 30 scholars, researchers and students also attended the Conference.
The Conference was divided into 10 segments in various sessions. Each segments covered subject like (i) Sino-Indian Bilateral Relations, (ii) Foreign Policy, (iii) Politics, (iv) Media and Communication, (v) Economy and Sino-India Economic Relations, (vi) Science and Technology, (vii) Society and Social Affairs, (viii) Language & Literature, (ix) Culture and Religion, (x) Military Affairs. The delegates while presenting their papers had given a graphic picture of studies and researches being carried out in their respective countries. The closing ceremony was addressed by Prof. Li Tao and Prof. Alka Acharya.
Visit of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri. N. Chandrababu Naidu, to China (12-17 April, 2015)
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu concluded a six-day visit to China from 12-17 April 2015 at the invitation of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC). Hon’ble Chief Minister visited Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai accompanied by a 44 –member official and business delegation.
Hon’ble Chief Minister met with senior political leaders at the Central and Provincial levels during his visit. In Beijing, Hon’ble Chief Minister met with Vice Premier of China Mr. Wang Yang, Minister of IDCPC Mr. Wang Jiarui and Mayor of Beijing Mr. Wang Anshun. In Chengdu, Hon’ble Chief Minister had meetings with Governor of Sichuan Mr. Wei Hong and Mayor of Chengdu Mr. Tang Liangzhi and in Shanghai he met with the Secretary of Shanghai CPC Party Committee Mr. Han Zheng, In addition, Hon’ble CM received provincial delegations from Liaoning and Guizhou in Beijing. The meetings were held in positive and constructive atmosphere. Hon’ble Chief Minister recalled the successful visit of President Xi Jinping to India last year and conveyed that the upcoming visit of PM Modi will further reinforce mutual ties and take the bilateral partnership to a higher level. Both sides discussed the immense opportunities for fruitful cooperation in Andhra Pradesh.
During the visit, Hon’ble Chief Minister also engaged with a broad cross section of Chinese business representatives at Investment Promotion Forums organized in all the three cities and in a series of one-to-one business meetings with senior entrepreneurs of China. The investment promotion forums saw participation by over 140 companies in each of the three cities. Hon’ble CM invited Chinese enterprises to invest in Andhra Pradesh, highlighting the opportunities that abound, including the potential for cooperation in the building of Amravati, the new Capital City of Andhra Pradesh.
Print China 2015 India Day Event at Dongguan on 8th April, 2015
Meeting of Consul General with Director General of Guangdong Foreign Affairs Office
Consul General Mr. K. Nagaraj Naidu held a meeting with Mr. Fu Lang, Director General, Guangdong Foreign Affairs Office on 2nd April, 2015 and discussed ongoing cooperation between India and China. Thereafter, Director General hosted a farewell dinner in honour of Consul General.
Visit of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Judge, Supreme Court of India to Hainan Province from 27-31 March, 2015 to attend the BRICS Justices Forum and Boao Forum for Asia.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Judge, Supreme Court of India visited Sanya, Boao and Haikou from 27-31 March, 2015 to attend the BRICS Justices Forum and Boao Forum for Asia.
Consulate organizes India Tourism Promotion Seminar at Guangzhou on 6th March
Consulate General of India, Guangzhou organised an India Tourism Promotion Seminar at Shangri La Hotel, Guangzhou on 6th March, 2015 on the sidelines of Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF) held at China Import & Export Fair Complex from 6-8 March, 2015.
Consulate participates at Guangzhou International Travel Fair from 6-8 March
Consulate along with India Tourism Beijing participated at Guangzhou International Travel Fair from 6-8 March.
Consulate organises Kathak Dance Performance
In collaboration with Sangeet Natak Akademi, Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Shenzhen University, Consulate General of India in Guangzhou organised a Kathak dance performance at Shenzhen on 30th January, 2015. The event was organised as part of the ‘Glimpses of India Festival’ and ‘2015 Visit India Year’ in China. The 11-member Kathak dance troupe led by Ms. Namrata Mali mesmerized a packed audience of over 500 with their performances at the International Conference Hall at Shenzhen University. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Yu Longyu, Head of the Centre for Indian Studies, Shenzhen University remarked that the artists brought with them not only beautiful and fascinating dances, but portrayed their respect and relentless pursuit of traditional art. The audience thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the wonderful evening of Indian culture.
Visit of External Affairs Minister Mrs. Sushma Swaraj to Beijing from 31 Jan to 3 Feb 2015
Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs visited Beijing from 31 January to 3 February, 2015.
During the visit, Hon'ble Minister attended the 2nd India-China Media Forum and launched the Chinese version of Ministry of External Affairs' flagship magazine 'India Perspectives' along with Mr. Jiang Jianguo, Director of State Council of Information Office of China.
On February 2, 2015, Hon'ble Minister launched 'Visit India Year 2015' in China. India and China also exchanged notes on additional route to Kailash Mansarovar starting from June, 2015.
During the visit, Hon'ble Minister called on President Xi Jinping of China and attended the 13th RIC Foreign Minister's Meeting in Beijing.
India's Minister for External Affairs transits through Kunming on 31 Jan and 3 Feb 2015
Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs made a short halt at Kunming during her visit to China from 31 January to 3 February, 2015. She had a brief meeting with Vice Governor of Yunnan Province Mr. Gao Shuxun and discussed various issues of mutual interest.
Consulate participates in the Boao Tourism Int'l Alliance Annual Meet in Zhangjiajie
From December 26-27, 2014 the Indian Consulate, Guangzhou participated in the 2014: Annual Conference of China Boao Tourism International Alliance (BTIA), which took place in the city of Zhangjiajie in Hunan Province.
BTIA is a Haikou-headquartered national non-profit organization comprised mainly of Chinese travel enterprises. Officially established on 24th June 2014 BTIA has over 1000 Travel Agencies as its members representing China’s 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan as well as overseas regions. The goal of the Alliance is to develop itself into one of the most innovative, cultural, dynamic, cooperative and productive tourism alliances.
Indian delegation for the meeting included:
Mr. K. Nagaraj Naidu, Consul General
Mr. Tarun Kumar, Consul (Visa & Tourism)
Ms. Deepa Laskar, Director, India Tourism Office, Beijing
Ms. Nerissa, Assistant, India Tourism Office, Beijing
On Dec 27, 2014 Mr. Tarun Kumar, Consul (Visa & Tourism) at this Post made his introductory remarks at the session on “Destination Promotion”. Ms. Deepa Laskar, Director, India Tourism Office, Beijing also delivered a short speech. A detailed presentation on India as tourism presentation was made by Ms. Nerissa, Assistant at ITO, Beijing. The presentation was well received by the participants. ITO Beijing also distributed a number of tourism brochures and publicity material among the participants.
India was the first country to be accorded the “Country of Honour” status at the Alliance’s first year-end gathering. The two-day meeting saw participation by a total of 520 members representing travel agencies from all over China.
On the sidelines of the annual gathering the Indian delegation had separate discussions with the Board Members of BTIA and other major Chinese travel agencies. India is celebrating Year 2015 as the "Visit India Year" in China.
Consulate organizes Film Festival in 4 Sichuan-based universities
Consulate organizes Tourism Road Show in Chengdu, December 19, 2014
At the invitation of the Consulate the following Indian Travel Agencies participated in the seminar.
1. Mr. Amaresh Tiwari, A.T. Seasons & Vacations Travel Pvt Ltd
2. Mr. Arvind Kumar, Trail Blazer Tours India Pvt. Ltd.
3. Mr. Yadvender Singh, Indian Legends Holidays Pvt. Ltd.
4. Mr. Baibhab Das, Prakriti Inbound (Beijing Office)
5. Mr. Yubao Lv, Travel Corporation (India) Ltd. (Beijing Office)
6. Ms. Xu Wuwu, Top Travel & Tours Pvt. Ltd.
7. Mr. Deepak Prajapathi, Yogi Sutra Foundation (Guangzhou Office)
Ms. Deepa Laskar, Director, India Tourism Office, Beijing and her assistant Ms. Li Huimin also participated in the seminar. From the Chinese side, officials from the Chengdu FAO, Chengdu Tourism Bureau, and Chengdu Tourism Association attended the seminar. A total of 76 participants representing 35 travel agencies, media persons and airline companies participated in the seminar and B2B meeting.
Consul General Mr. K. Nagaraj Naidu in his speech briefed the participants about the different tourist circuits in India and encouraged Chinese travel agents to look beyond the “Golden Triangle”. He asked the travel agents to actively promote beach, spa & ayurveda, desert, and adventure tourism in India. He also told the travel agents not to sell “cheap” packages to India promising Chinese travellers a 5-day tour of the “Golden Triangle” and stay in so-called “Indian-style Five Star Hotels” for as low as RMB 4,500. Such packages were not only under-selling the India experience, but also denying Chinese travellers good land arrangements. He assured the travel agencies that for large groups the Consulate is willing to assist them in their visa filing process. He also assured the travel agencies that tourist visas will be issued within 24 hours and that travel agencies in Chengdu can send their applications via courier service directly to BLS in Guangzhou. A number of travel related videos were played during the seminar.
Indian Travel Agencies which participated in the seminar introduced new tourism packages. The Post also helped the Travel Agencies by having their presentations edited and translated into Chinese. M/s Prakriti Inbound which has an office in Beijing introduced their new websites - http://ibe.yindulvyou.com and http://ibe.himaya.com.cn. Mr. Baibhab Das of Prakriti said that Chinese travelers can customize their itineraries, book hotels and make payments by visiting these websites. All content on these websites are in Chinese.
Consulate organizes Business Seminar in Chengdu, Dec 18, 2014
2. Mr. T. Valliappa, President, Bangalore Chamber of Commerce and Industry
3. Mr. Saqib Mohammed, Secretary General, India China Economic and Cultural Council; Mr. Anil Bharadwaj, Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises,
11. Mr. Prasad Vemula, Director, Medi Infotech
136 members representing 49 Chinese enterprises and 17 journalists representing various Sichuan-based media houses participated in the business seminar.
Representatives from various Indian and regional chambers also made presentations on specific sectors and projects. Information on India and potential areas of investment (in Chinese) was circulated among all the participants. The seminar was followed by a lively Q&A Session and B2B meetings. At the end of the seminar a “B2B” portal was launched to facilitate greater flow of business opportunities between India and Sichuan-based enterprises.
Performance by Guangzhou Song and Dance Ensemble at Ahmedabad in December, 2014
An 11-member dance troupe from Guangzhou performed at Kankaria Carnival organised by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation in December, 2014 to promote cultural relations between sister cities of Ahmedabad and Guangzhou.