Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said China is willing to work with India's new government to maintain high-level visits, strengthen cooperation in all fields and upgrade their partnership to a higher level.

China has always attached great importance to developing relations with India and "China-India relations are facing new opportunities of development," Hua said in a statement.

Praising outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's contribution to the Sino-India ties during his decade long tenure, Hua said that China highly values his devotion as well as Indian Congress party's contributions in advancing China-India relationship.

"Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's efforts in promoting China-India relations have won the respect from the Chinese people," she said.

She said China and India have forged strategic cooperative partnership with joint efforts during the past decade, achieved tremendous progress in their cooperation and brought concrete benefits to the two peoples.

Official think-tanks projected an upbeat picture of improved trade and political ties between the two giant neighbours as Modi, who visited China four times in the past as Chief Minister of Gujarat, is well-known to the Chinese leadership.


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