Mr. Han Zheng, Communist Party Secretary of Shanghai, and a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China visited India on a landmark 5 day tour of Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Mr. Zheng who was accompanied by a 80 member business delegation met Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi in New Delhi and in Mumbai met heads of companies including Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry, Chairman of Tata Sons, Mr. K V Kamath President, New Development Bank and Mr Rangarajan Vellamore CEO, Infosys Technologies (China) Co Ltd.
The architect of modern day Shanghai, Mr. Zheng’s maiden visit of India was to lay the ground work for stronger collaborations between the two nations. While cross border investments in the IT, financial services, transport and healthcare sectors were highlighted, the leaders of the two nations also talked of building stronger links between China and India.
Mumbai and Shanghai became sister cities in 2014, however since then little has been done to collaborate or cooperate. It is hoped that this initial visit will lay the groundwork for future ties between the two trading cities.