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China, India Agree to Push for Economic Corridor

24 October 2013

The governments of China and India said on Wednesday that they will continue to discuss plans to establish an economic corridor between the world’s two most populous nations with Burma and Bangladesh. The so-called BCIM (Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar) economic corridor was one of the topics discussed during this week’s visit to China by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. In a joint statement titled “A Vision for Future Development of China-India Strategic and Cooperative Partnership,” the two countries said the first BCIM Joint Study Group meeting will be held in December “to study the specific programs” on the building of the corridor.