The panel consisted of a number of China experts, scholars, MP Mani Shankar Aiyar and minister in Chinese embassy Wang Xuefeng. The experts said that common people of the two countries are alike in many ways including their life philosophies and cultures.
The event also witnessed the unveiling of a book, ‘Cinasthana Today - Viewing China from India,’ by ICEC president P.S. Deodhar. In the book, Deodhar talked about historical and cultural similarities between Indians and Chinese people, along with their business and industry. Aiyar appreciated Deodhar’s effort saying that, Cinasthana Today will help Indians get a right perspective of China which will be instrumental in building mutual relationships.