Chinese diplomat praises India for impressive economic growth, Chandrayaan

Kong Xianhua, Consul General of China in Mumbai, has praised India for its impressive economic growth and Chandrayaan on the occasion of the Chinese New Year Reception.

Mumbai, Feb 6 : Kong Xianhua, Consul General of China in Mumbai, has praised India for its impressive economic growth and Chandrayaan on the occasion of the Chinese New Year Reception.

As the Year of the Dragon is around the corner, the Chinese Consulate General in Mumbai held the Chinese New Year Reception and Chinese Cultural Festival. Since the Spring Festival is now a UN holiday with more than 7 billion people all over the world celebrating it fervently, over 300 people from all walks of life attended the event.

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On the occasion, the Chinese Consul General Kong Xianhua delivered a welcome speech. Kong extended his congratulations to the Indian people and said: “India has made significant achievements in various aspects in 2023, including a 7.3% economic growth rate, a wonderful performance in the Asian Games held in China, and Chandrayaan-3’s successful landing on the moon.”.

Kong then stated: “2023 marks a year of achievement and harvest for both China and India as the China-India trade volume surpasses $136.2 billion.”

He added, “The tunnel under Malabar Hill, the hardest part of the Mumbai Coastal Road project, was built with a Chinese tunnel boring machine by the efforts of both Chinese and Indian engineers.”

He said, “When we enjoy a peaceful and prosperous life today, we cannot forget the heroes like Dr. Kotnis who sacrificed their lives for national independence against imperialism.”

Chinese people still pay their respect and tribute to Dr. Dawrkadas Kotnis. Nagesh Bhosle, the famous Marathi actor and director, visited China recently and has made a documentary on Dr. Kotnis.