‘China ready to learn rule of law from India’

By Xinhua

Beijing : China is willing to learn from India and other countries about the rule of law, a senior Chinese Communist Party (CPC) official said here Wednesday.

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Zhou Yongkang, member of the standing committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, made the remark during a meeting with a delegation of the Supreme Court of India, headed by Chief Justice K. G. Balakrishnan.

Noting that China and India shared a long history of friendship and have many things to learn from each other, Zhou said China was implementing the fundamental principle of rule of law in all aspects.

He said that the just concluded 17th National Congress of the CPC had given priority to accelerate building a socialist democracy and rule of law.

Zhou said that as China-India relations had improved and expanded, exchanges between the judiciary of the two countries also deepened.

He said he believed that the visit by Chief Justice of India K. G. Balakrishnan would further advance exchanges and cooperation between the judicial systems of the two countries.

Balakrishnan expressed admiration for China’s achievements in economic and social development. He said that India gave importance to its relations with China. The judicial system of India was willing to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with its Chinese counterpart.

Balakrishnan and his group arrived in Beijing Tuesday on a five-day visit at the invitation of the Supreme People’s Court of China. He met Tuesday with Xiao Yang, President of the Supreme People’s Court of China.