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China Targeting Indian Wedding Market

Date : 18 Oct 2014

CHINA TARGETING INDIAN WEDDING MARKET

By IANS | 18 Oct, 2014, 05.33PM IST

KOLKATA: With destination weddings catching on amongst rich Indian families, China is targeting the lucrative segment in a big way, a Chinese official said here Saturday.Impressed by the lavish Indian weddings, Chinese Consul General Wang Xuefeng said his country was aggressively marketing several of its cities like Kunming, Lijiang and Dali as attractive wedding destinations.”Many Indian families are now going to Thailand, Dubai and Mauritius for weddings, but now they are a ..

The Chinese diplomat also called for enhanced Sino-Indian cooperation while addressing a conference with participation from China’s Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences and the International Management Institute, Kolkata. Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s September meeting with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping as a landmark, Wang said India and China are partners rather than competitors.”China is India’s biggest trading partner, from $3 billion at the start of the century to the current of $70 billion, the mutual trade has been ever growing. But our relations go beyond trade and commerce. The world’s two most populous nations are partners and not competitors, having shared the same aspirations,” said Wang.