Co-writing the New Chapter of Dragon-Elephant Tango--Remarks by Ambassador Luo Zhaohui at the Seminar "Wuhan Summit: Sino-India Relations and Its Way Forward"
（From Chinese Embassy in Indian）
I just came back from Wuhan on May 1st. Before going to Wuhan, I was in Beijing participating in the Foreign Ministers' bilateral meeting on 22 April where State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Mdm. Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister at the sidelines of the SCO Foreign Ministers' Meeting. She also called on Vice President Wang Qishan. The two sides focused on the last-minute preparation of the Wuhan Summit. After that meeting, I flew to Wuhan.
On 27th and 28th April, Wuhan was in the limelight of the world.
The informal summit between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minster Modi discussed the landscape of how the dragon and elephant would dance together and the whole picture of the world situation. It is of great significance, fruitful and a milestone in the history of bilateral relations. I want to use five words to outline the outcomes, friendship, cooperation, development, coordination and management.
1. Enhance chemistry and friendship between two leaders
This was the 13th get-together of the two leaders, creating a new model of engagement. Our two peoples enjoyed a long history of friendly exchanges through the ancient silk road, leaving a number of touching stories such as Xuanzang's journey to learn Buddhism in India and Bodhidharma's preaching in China. In 1942, Chiang kai-shek, then leader of the nationalist government of China, visited India to coordinate with India for the anti-Fascism fight. In general, the two countries had more people-to-people exchanges than official exchanges. After the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and India in 1950, Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai maintained close contacts with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The two sides jointly initiated the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. The leaders' strategic guidance and top-level design to the bilateral relations are of great importance.