Modi in China LIVE: We must resolve border issues peacefully, says PM Modi at Tsinghua University

| Friday, May 15, 2015 - 16:27
First Published |

BEIJING: On the second day of his three-day China visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Friday accorded grand reception at the Great Hall of People.

After the official ceremonial reception, PM Modi held restricted talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Here are the Live Updates:

3:30 PM: Yoga Art of controlling mind and intellect, says PM Modi at Temple of Heaven in Beijing

3:27 PM: Modi congratulates Li for Yoga-TaiChi fusion, says Yoga is the only solution to World's woes

3:26 PM: PM Modi emphasis the importance of Yoga

3:25 PM: PM Modi attends Yoga-TaiChi performance

3:18 PM: PM Modi arrived Temple of Heaven in Beijing, is accompanied by Chinese Premier

1:52 PM: PM Modi addresses students in Tsinghua University

• Happy to come to Tsinghua university
• Tsinghua is a world class institution
• Tsinghua is a symbol of China's development
• Wisdom is a wealth that increase by giving
• India-China share a rich cultural heritage
• It's a historic moment for India and China
• Land acquisition should not become barrier to growth
• After dark ages, India-China on verge of vast dynamic change
• We are scaling up investment in next-generation infrastrusture
• India-China share learning, art, education and trade
• We must settle the border dispute soon
• India offers more opportunities than any other Nation
• Dream of an interconnected Asia will be successful
• We are easing regulations for investments
• China's response to India's UN aspirations is welcome
• As we look ahead, we need to build more bridges
• We are celebration year of China in India in 2015
• Not only our dreams, but our future is interconnected

1:02 AM: MEA briefs media on Modi's China visit

• Our focus is on co-operative federalism
• Modi-Li had 90 minute bilateral meet
• Discussed regional and Defence related issues
• Need to build higher level of trust
• Need to work on countering terrorism
• Smart City exchanged expected
• Agreements on Sister City development inked
• India, China will conduct Joint Military Exercises
• Joint Statement reflects Chinese support for UN aspirations
• Task Force to be set up to look into trade imbalance
• Discussion on strengthening peace & tranquillity on border

10:17 AM: PM Modi addresses Provincial Leaders' Forum

• It's time to deepen economic partnership
• This Forum has a special place in my heart
• In India, states have a predominant role in growth
• Must follow co-operative & competitive federalism
• I have asked for tangible results
• China should reconsider its approach

:50 AM: PM Narendra Modi addresses joint statement

• Thank you China for cordial welcome
• I have personal connection with Li
• We are committed to strengthen Indo-Sino ties
• We want China to reconsider few issues
• I am pleased to visit China in first year of my coming to power
• Relation of China-India will have deep impact on both Nations
• It's a historic step for both the nations
• We will amicably resolve the border issue
• We need to be sensitive towards each-others interests
• Visa policy matters also discussed
• Pleased that talks were constructive
• China must consider India's interest in LAC
• It's the year of India in China. Next will be year on China in India
• Concerns over growing trade deficit raised
• Agreed to create high level transport infrastructure

9:40 AM: Li Keqiang addresses join statement

• It’s my pleasure to welcome PM Modi in Beijing
• We both believe China & India are two largest developing Nations
• Political & Economic landscape is changing, Economy is sluggish
• India and China will maintain Growth Momentum
• It's truly an Asian Century
• Bilateral relations have ensure ties on right track
• China-India should endeavour to play a bigger role in Asia & the World
• Talks have produced pragmatic results
• We have to show the World that we can achieve modernisation

9: 28 AM: Decision to take relations forward and boost trade ties

9:26 AM: Regional security, Global security and climate change discussed

9:25 AM: Economic co-operation and thrust for investments discussed

9:22 AM: Agreements reached on skill development

9:20 AM: Nearly 24 agreements signed with discussions over shared concerns

9:08 AM: Several strategic agreements to be signed between Nations

9:05 AM: PM Modi and Premier Li to address joint press conference shortly

9:02 AM: Agreements to be signed by PM Modi and Premier Li

9:00 AM: Multi-billion dollar deals to be signed today

8:58 AM: MEA Vikas Swarup tweets from Beijing: 50 minutes restricted meet between PM Narendra Modi and Premier Li ends.

8:49 AM: Bilateral talks between India and China are underway in Beijing 

8:48 AM: Modi-Li Keqiang meet underway.

8:46 AM: PM Modi gets grand welcome at Great Hall of People

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