Tuesday, April 12, 2005

India and China Agree to Resolve Decades of Border Disputes

By SOMINI SENGUPTA, The New York Times, April 12, 2005

NEW DELHI, April 11 - China and India agreed Monday to resolve a decades-old border dispute and let trade flourish between the countries.

Promising a new era of "peace and prosperity" between the world's two most populous countries, the announcement came during a four-day visit to India by Prime Minister Wen Jiabao of China.

It signaled an end to a protracted dispute over several patches along the 2,200-mile border between the countries, stretching from Kashmir to Myanmar. China defeated India in a war over territory in 1962, and relations have been fraught for four decades.-----------

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

...as china's relationship with Taiwan and Japan deteriorates, the middle kingdom looks to the South to restore a precious geopolitical balance...