India and China have been neighbours who have enriched Asia with their cultural influence for aeons and are now steadfast shining beacons of economic growth. 

The history of relations between India and China dates back to 2nd century BC and has translated into bilateral relations valued at over $ 85 billion in the 21st century. Today, the two Asian giants represent Asia’s two largest and most dynamic economies which are forming the face of the new world.

    • The modern relationship that both the countries enjoy began in April 1950, when India became the first non-socialist bloc country to establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China.

    • The Indian community in China is growing. Present estimates put the community strength to around 35,500. A major part of this comprises of students (over 18000), who are pursuing courses in various universities in China.

    • To enhance bilateral ties, India and China have established more than 30 dialogue mechanisms at various levels covering bilateral, political, economic and consular issues as well as dialogues on international and regional issues.

    • China-India trade was worth $ 2.8 bn in 2001 and has since increased by over 30 times to $ 86.8 bn in 2018. In 2018, the exports from India to China were valued at $ 16.8 bn while the imports from China to India were valued at $ 70.3 bn.

    • Exports to China have risen over 12 times since the year 2000 to reach $ 16.8 bn in 2018. Key exports to China include minerals, fuels, oil, organic chemicals, plastic and cotton.

    • Imports from China have risen by over 45 times since the year 2000 to reach $ 70.3 bn in 2018. Key imports from China include machinery & equipment, iron & steel, metals and textiles.

    • Chinese investors and Indian startups have found the perfect synergy in the last few years. Last year, at least 23 deals signed by Indian tech start-ups involved Chinese investors, which saw an influx of over $ 5 bn from China into India.

    • India and China have shared friendly relations since their first recorded contact dating back to the 2nd century BC. During this period, there have been political, diplomatic and people to people contact by land and sea.

    • In order to show its reverence towards historical civilizational contact between the two countries, India constructed a Buddhist temple in Luoyang, Henan Province in 2010. The temple was constructed inside the White Horse Temple Complex, which is believed to have been built in honour of Indian monks Kashyapa Matanga and Dharmaratna.

    • Bollywood movies were popular in China in the 1960s and 1970s and the popularity is being rekindled in recent times again. India and China have entered into an agreement on co-production of movies, the first of which, based on the life of the monk Xuan Zang hit the theatres in 2016.

    • "Colours of India" Festival, showcasing a unique blend of Indian performing arts, Bollywood movies and Indian photography, was held from 15 to 26 May 2017 at Beijing and Nanjing. The 2nd International Conference of Indologists was successfully held at Shenzhen from 11 to 13 November 2016.

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China in India

Oppo

Oppo Electronics India manufactures and markets smartphones in India and is the subsidiary of BBK Electronics. The company has plans for phased ...Read More

Vivo

Vivo Electronics is a key player in the smartphone manufacturing industry in India. The company generated revenue of over $ 1.5 bn during 2018-19. ...Read More

Fosun International

Fosun is a healthcare company that researches, develops, manufactures, trades and sells pharmaceutical products globally. Its India presence includes ...Read More

Midea

Midea is a home appliance, robotics and automatic systems manufacturer. Its Indian facility includes a factory spread over 17 ha with a capacity to ...Read More

SAIC

SAIC is an automotive company that conducts R&D, manufactures and sells passenger and commercial vehicles. SAIC’s India operations include a ...Read More

Haier

Haier Electronics Group, an investment holding company, engages in the research, development, production and sale of washing machines and water ...Read More

India in China

Adani Global

Adani Global Pte Ltd engages in the distribution of coal and power. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Singapore. The company operates ...Read More

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited operates as an integrated pharmaceutical company worldwide. It operates through three segments: global generics, ...Read More

Jindal Steel & Power

Jindal Steel & Power Limited operates in the steel, power, mining and infrastructure sectors in Asia, Africa, Australia and the Middle-East. ...Read More

BEML Limited

BEML Limited provides products and services to the mining & construction, rail & metro, and defence & aerospace sectors. The company ...Read More

Godrej & Boyce

Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited engages in consumer goods, real estate, appliances and agriculture. The company offers products for ...Read More

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited designs, engineers, manufactures, constructs, tests, commissions and services products and services for the power ...Read More

Aurobindo Pharma

Aurobindo Pharma Limited engages in research, development, manufacturing and sale of various pharmaceutical products in India. It produces oral and ...Read More

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Recent Investments

Yuho Mobiles intends to invest $ 11.5-14.4 mn in setting up their second plant in India

Yuho Mobiles, owned by the Chinese firm UCT, plans to set up its second plant at Gurugram or Tirupati with an estimated investment of $ 11.5 mn to $ 14.4 mn. The company intends to export its phones to neighbouring countries.

Haier announces investment of over $ 427 mn in India

Haier, the global leader in home appliances and consumer electronics, and also the world's #1 brand in major appliances announced an investment of over $ 427 mn in setting up their second industrial park in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh with an aim of two-fold revenue increase by 2020.

Tsingshan Holding to invest $ 3 bn in electric battery plant in Dholera

Chinese steelmaker Tsingshan Holding announced in Vibrant Gujarat 2019 to invest $ 3 bn to set up an electrical battery plant in Dholera, Gujarat to cater to the fast-developing auto industry in India. The company is currently setting up a steel manufacturing facility in Kutch with an expected annual capacity of 700,000 tonnes.

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    • $ 400 bn

      Value of Indian electronics market by 2025

    • 19.5%

      Projected CAGR of the sector during 2016-20

    • 2nd

      Largest smartphone market

      • Opportunities across electronics, technology and telecom sectors to reach $ 1 tn by 2024
      • Fastest-growing smartphone market in the Asia Pacific
      • Consumer electronics and appliances industry expected to become 5th largest by 2025
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  • Automobile

    • 4th

      Largest car manufacturer

    • 5th

      Largest producer of automobiles

    • $ 100 bn

      Current value of the Indian automobile industry

      • Largest two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturer
      • 2nd largest bus manufacturer
      • 3rd largest heavy trucks manufacturer
      • Provides direct and indirect employment to over 32 mn people
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  • Electric Vehicles

    • 40%

      Global engineering and R&D spent on automobile sector in India

    • $ 1.4 bn

      Fund allocation for implementation of FAME-II Scheme

    • 750,000+

      Total EV sales in India so far

      • National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 (NEMMP) launched for faster adoption of electric vehicles and their manufacturing in India
      • Up to 100% flexibility on the funding of the cost for charging infrastructure, depending upon project proposal.
      • Target to achieve 30% EV of the total vehicles on road by 2030
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  • Textiles & Garments

    • 2nd

      largest exporter of textiles and apparel 

    • 95%

      of the world's hand-woven fabrics are made in India 

    • $300 bn

      Indian textile exports by 2024-25

      • Largest producer of cotton and jute
      • 2nd largest producer of polyester, silk and fibre
      • Contributes 27% to the country's foreign exchange inflow
      • Employs over 52 mn people directly and 69 mn people indirectly, the 2nd largest employer in India
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  • Chemicals

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      largest consumer of polymers in the world

    • $304 bn

      Value of Indian chemical industry by 2025

    • 6th

      largest producer of chemicals in the world

      • 3rd largest producer of chemicals in Asia, with an estimated industry size of $ 139 bn
      • 4th largest producer of agrochemicals in the world
      • Supplies 16% of the global dyestuff and dye intermediates
      • Speciality chemicals market to reach $ 70 bn by 2020
      • Petrochemicals market expected to grow at CAGR of 10% to reach $ 100 bn by 2022
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