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Now, get ready for ‘Made in China’ weddings

Date : 18 Oct 2014

The Chinese govt is also planning to promote its cities as destination wedding spots for Indians
BS Reporter | Kolkata
October 18, 2014 Last Updated at 17:40 IST

From electronic products to lamps to light the house, the ‘Made In China’ label has an ubiquitious presence in the Indian market. And now, the Chinese government is planning to promote its cities as destination wedding spots for Indians.

“Cities like Kunming and Lijiang are being seen as prospective spots that can be developed as wedding destination for Indian families,” said Wang Xuefeng, Consul General of China in Kolkata on Saturday. He was speaking to the media at the sidelines of an international conference organised in IMI-Kolkata.

At present Thailand is the most popular hub for affluent Indian families for destination weddings due to its low cost and proximity. ” We will encourage Indian tourist companies to find a potential partner in China, and will organise hotels, transportation, decorations; besides we are already setting up several new restaurants specialising in Indian food” he said.

Saying that India and China are one of the oldest civilisations, he said with a strong trade and cultural relations, the two countries can do miracles.

He added that there was increasing collaborations between the two countries’ educational institution. Last month a group of students from Kolkata’s top schools went on a trip to China.

Earlier, eminent writer mani Sankar Mukherji said that there should be more research on Indo-Sino relationship which would help to develop a meaningful cooperation between the two countries.