What will President Hu Jintao's visit be remembered for?
The visit will be remembered as a landmark in developing good relationship between China and India. We are pledged to be cooperative partners and I think in our preparation work we are trying hard to add substance to this partnership—in the political area, economic cooperation, cultural exchanges and even in confidence building measures in the defence area.
Could you be more specific?
Well, let's leave it to the visit, when the two leaders will discuss how to further promote out relationship in all these areas.
What are the Chinese priorities in the relationship with India?
We see India is a very important neighbour of ours. India is a big country, a big power in the world, and we are the most populous nations in the world. Put China and India together —2.4 billion—that's more than one third of the world. And co-operation is very important as promoting each other's development will enable our people to lead a better life—it would benefit more than...