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.
Destruction of Confiscated Ivory by China
The State Forestry Administration (SFA) of China and the General Administration of Customs jointly organized an event titled- ‘Destruction of confiscated ivory, China’ on 06 January 2014 at Dongguan Customs’ area. The event also included a seminar on fighting against illegal wild life trade, held at the Grand view hotel in Dongguan. The seminar included speeches by officials from SFA Department of wild life conservation and management; SFA Bureau of Forest Police; Department of Monitoring, General Administration of Customs; Bureau of Anti-smuggling, General Administration of Customs; CITES representative in China; and China Wild life conservation Association (CWCA). Ambassador of Kenya to China, Consul General of India in Guangzhou, Consul General of UK in Guangzhou, and Consul General of US in Guangzhou, representative of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and representative of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) spoke at the Seminar. ‘Destruction of confiscated ivory’ was held at the Dongguan customs area, which was chaired by Mr. Zhang Jianlong, Vice Administrator of State Forestry Administration and attended by Mr. Zhao Shucong, Administrator of State Forestry Administration, Mr Lv Bin, Vice Administrator of General Administration of Customs, Mr. Deng Haiguang, Guangdong Provincial Vice-Governor and Mr. John Erik Linder Scanlon, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretary General. The event was witnessed by diplomats from a number of countries and representatives of a number of media organizations. This is the first time China has undertaken such an event to show its commitment for wild life conservation and protection by destroying 6.15 tons of illegal confiscated ivory.
Seminar on China-India relations at Shenzhen University
The 5th Academic Annual Seminar entitled ‘China-India relations and New Pattern of the World’ was held in Shenzhen University, Shenzhen on January 4-5. 2014. The seminar was organised by the Center for Indian Studies, Shenzhen University and sponsored by Propaganda Department of Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee, Allied Social Science Association of Shenzhen and Shenzhen Press Group. The seminar was divided into 4 sub-topics including (a) The situation and problems in Sino-Indian relations, (b) Prospects of Sino-Indian relations and new pattern of the world. (c) China’s Foreign Policy and bilateral relations between India and China and (d) China’s neighborhood diplomacy and Indian Prime Minister’s recent visit to China. The seminar was attended by a large number of scholars and guests including Prof. Li Fengliang, Vice President of Shenzhen University, Prof. Huang Fayu, Vice Chairman, Allied Social Science Association of Shenzhen, Prof. Tian Qibo, Director of the Social Science School of Shenzhen University and Consul General Mr. K. Nagaraj Naidu.
The First Joint Study Group Meeting of Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor (BCIM-EC)
Visit by APEDA team regarding the Export of Buffalo Meat to China
On the invitation of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of China, Mr. Asit Kumar Tripathy, JS (FT-NEA), Department of Commerce and Chairman, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) led an official and business delegation to Kunming and Guangzhou during 16 to 19, December, 2013 to discuss the way forward for the implementation the MoU between APEDA and AQSIQ regarding the export of buffalo meat from India to China. On 17 December 2013, the delegation had meeting with officials of AQSIQ China at Kunming. Officials from both sides signed minutes at the end of the meeting. On 19 December 2013, the Consulate organized an ‘Exploratory discussion on the export of Indian Buffalo Meat to China’ at the Consulate. Mr. Steve Mo, General Manager of Guangzhou Bester Foods Company Limited, importer of frozen meat into China shared his experiences with Indian delegation. Mr. Rashid Kadimi, CEO Allana Sons Private Limited and President of All India Meat & Livestock Exporters Association (AIMLEA) made a presentation on the Indian buffalo meat sector. On 19 December 2013, the Indian delegation led by Mr. Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Secretary, APEDA visited the office of Guangdong China Inspection & Quarantine Services (CIQ) and met with Mr. Zhan Shaotong, Deputy Director General, Guangdong CIQ, Ms. Cai Chun, Director, Food Safety Division, and Mr. Xiang Dapeng, Deputy Director, Guangdong Inspection and Quarantine Technology Center. Guangdong CIQ also arranged a visit to the Inspection and Quarantine Technology Center, where in the officials of the Guangdong CIQ explained the procedures and equipment available for performing various quality-related tests’ on food products either imported or domestically processed in China.
Consulate participates in International Charity Event held in Guangzhou
An evening of Classical Music
Dr. Vasumathi Badrinathan, a famous Carnatic musician from India is visiting Guangzhou from November 23 to December 1, 2013. During her visit, the Consulate coordinated her lecture-cum demonstration at prestigious Sun-Yat-sen University and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, both based in Guangzhou on November 25. Dr. Badrinathan spoke on ‘Introduction to Carnatic Classical Music’ and dealt deep into its history, main characteristics, important composers and its similarity with western classical music. Dr. Badrinathan also explained as to how Carnatic music can be collaborated with other forms of music and cited the example of her collaboration with Mugam, traditional form of music popular in Azerbaijan. Besides, she also demonstrated her singing skills and sang various famous compositions of Carnatic music. Both the lecture-cum demonstrations were attended by a large number of students, teachers and music lovers. The audience appreciated her lecture and shown interest to know more about the possibility of fusion between Indian classical and Chinese classical music.
Yunnan University of Naitonalities organise Bollywood movie week
Yunnan University of Nationalities (YUN), Kunming celebrated Southeast Asia and South Asia cultural Festival on November 11-12, 2013. As a part of the festival, Hindi Department of the YUN also organised various activities related to India including Indian fashion show, Hindi speech competition and lecturers on India. With the support of the Consulate, the University also organised Hindi movie week to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bollywood.
Visit of Senior Official Delegation from Ministry of Urban Development of India
Award Ceremony of Tagore Essay Competition at Shenzhen University
Consul General K. Nagaraj Naidu speaks at the China-India Forum in Chengdu, Oct 25, 2013
Consul General Mr. K. Nagaraj Naidu spoke at the the “China-India Forum for Trade and Economic Cooperation”. The forum organized on the occasion of the Western China International Trade Fair was put together by the Academy of International Trade & Economic Cooperation (CAITEC), Sichuan Academy of Social Science, and the 21st Century China India Centre for Culture and Communication. Prominent speakers at the forum included Mr. Hou Jianguo, President of CAITEC, Mr. Hou Shuiping, Head of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, Former Indian Ambassador Mr. Rajeet Mitter, Mr. Bi Jiyao, Institute of Foreign Economies, NDRC, Mr. Dinesh Gundu Rao, Minister for Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Karantaka and Dr. Dana Shupert, Founder & Executive Chairman of 21st Century China India Centre for Culture and Communication.
Visit of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to China, Oct 22-24, 2013
Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh visited China from October 22-24, 2013. During the visit, Prime Minister met with President Xi Jinping and had meetings with Premier Li Keqiang and Chairman of National People's Congress Standing Committee Mr. Zhang Dejiang. The two sides signed a total of nine agreements/MoUs including one on Border Defence cooperation; strengthening the cooperation on the trans-border rivers; sister city arrangements between Chengdu-Bengaluru, Kunming-Kolkata and Delhi-Beijing; MOU on power equipment service centers etc.
In his speech at the Central Party School on Oct 24, 2013, Dr. Manmohan Singh said that, "Above all, India and China need a stable, secure and prosperous Asia Pacific region. The centre of gravity of global opportunities and challenges are shifting to this region. In the coming decades, China and India, together with the United States, Japan, Korea and the ASEAN Community, will be among the largest economies in the world. While this region embodies unparalleled dynamism and hope, it is also one with unsettled questions and unresolved disputes. It will be in our mutual interest to work for a cooperative, inclusive and rule-based security architecture that enhances our collective security and regional and global stability. While both India and China are large and confident enough to manage their security challenges on their own, we can be more effective if we work together. Regional stability and prosperity will also gain from stronger connectivity in the Asia-Pacific region. This should be a shared enterprise of India and China."
Sightseeing: On Oct 23, 2013 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, 57, took Dr. Singh for a guided tour of the famous Forbidden City.
Meeting with Former Chinese Premier: Dr. Manmohan Singh was also hosted for a lunch by former Premier Wen Jiabao. The two leaders who met numerous times in their nearly decade long tenures share a special personal friendship. On the occasion, the Indian Prime Minister gifted former Chinese Premier a signed copy of a photograph which stated "To a decade of Friendship".
Music at the banquet: The Chinese military (Capital Wind band) played the Beautiful scene along the river bank, Kangding Love Song, Meeting at the Yurt, Life of Happiness, The Dedication of Love and Embroidering a Purse as the background music for the well laid out banquet hosted by Premier Li Keqiang in honour of Dr. Singh. There were other old Bollywood numbers -- the likes of ‘Mera Naam Choon Choon’, ‘Baar Baar Dekho’, ‘Gore Gore’ -- to strike a chord with music loving Indian delegation. Performances by the China Oriental Song and Dance Ensemble included - Indian Dance “Alarippu”, Plucked Instrument Piece “Mountain Stream”, and Dai Ethnic Dance “Peacock Beside Green Pond”.
Dandiya Nite organised in Guangzhou
Guangzhou Indian Community (GIC) in association with the Consulate organised Dandiya Nite to celebrate the festival of Navaratra on Oct 12 in Guangzhou. A large number of Indians settled in and around Guangzhou attended the event and participated in Dandiya and Garba dances. These dances are performed in community events organised during the festival of Navaratra celebrating victory of good over evil. Consul General Mr K Nagaraj Naidu inaugurated the event with lighting of traditional lamps and extended good wishes to all the participants on the occasion of Navaratra and Dussehra.
India Tourism Road Show held in Guangzhou
India Tourism Road Show 2013 was organised in Guangzhou on Oct 8, 2013. A large of people associated with travel business in South China and media besides representatives of ten travel companies from India attended the event. Regional Director, India Tourism Office, Sydney Mrs Madhu Dubey made a presentation highlighting different facets of Indian tourism and emphasised that India has become an important destination for medical tourism, wellness tourism, adventure tourism besides being a destination of rich cultural heritage. Consul General Mr K Nagaraj Naidu asked the participants to encourage more Chinese tourists to visit India and market India as a multi product tourist destination with luxury tourism being its main attraction.
Music and dance teachers from India Culture Centre, Beijing visit Shenzhen University
Visit of Hon'ble Chief Minister of Manipur to Yunnan Province
The Hon'ble Chief Minister of Manipur Shri O. Ibobi Singh led a high-level delegation comprising of Smt. O. Landhoni Devi-MLA, Mr. I. Hemochandra Singh-Minister, Mr. K. Govindas, Mr. M. Prithiviraj Singh-Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. O. Nabakishore Singh-Principal Secretary, Dr. Rajesh Kumar-Principal Secretary and Mr. N. Ashok Kumar-Secretary to CM to Yunnan Province from September 19-21, 2013. The delegation while in Yunnan, visited Xiushuangbanna and Kunming. The objective of the visit was to understand the development activities undertaken by the Yunnan Provincial government in the border areas, particularly in the area of border trade regulation, border infrastructure, tourism facilitation, roads development, and utilities (water and electricity) management.