India and China are neighbors who have shared historical and civilizational ties that date back centuries. Reforms and rapid growth seen in China in the late 1970s, and in the early 1990s in India, have led their economies to grow at over 6 per cent of GDP annually for the past several decades. With a combined population of over two and a half billion, China and India are among the world’s largest markets today, sharing many common interests and positions on global issues, including trade and climate change. Gautam Bambawale, Ambassador of India to China since November 2017, will provide an overview of the current India-China relations and the opportunities that lie ahead.
This discussion is moderated by the head of HKU’s Department of Politics and Public Administration, Professor Richard Hu.
Ambassador Gautam Bambawale, a career Indian Foreign Service Officer, grew up in the western Indian city of Pune, located about 200 kms from Mumbai.View Profile