Wednesday, December 01, 2004


"The most important event on my agenda," says Chinese Premier about India visit reports The Hindu breathlessly this morning.

Clearly India-China relations are on an upswing -- this is to be applauded. Still, lets keep things in perspective, shall we. While Wen Jiabao, the Prime Minister of China, is an important man, he is not Hu Jintao. Mr. Hu, a cursory Google search reveals, travels to countries like US, Russia, France, and even Kazakhstan while India appears relegated to trips by Mr. Wen.

Perhaps we are wrong on this but shouldn't we hold off on our breathless applause? Just asking.

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