China has permitted setting up of a new trade body to promote and coordinate Chinese investments and businesses with India, a first such official initiative taken by the Communist trading giant.
The council was set up by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and will be based in China’s Hunan province. CCPIT has approved the formation of the Council under its Hunan provincial unit for a period of two years. Announcing formation of the council, He Jian, Chairman of Hunan Sub-Council of CCPIT in a communication to the media said “My first important job on arriving at my new post is to establish China India Business Council”. The Council will be based in the office of the CCPIT in Changsha, provincial capital of the Hunan province, he said. The Council also plans to open offices in New Delhi and Hyderabad to promote and coordinate Chinese investments in India which are on the rise in recent years.