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China's Xinjiang keen to trade directly with India

Xinijiang province's trade with India is currently conducted through Pakistan as there are no border posts

China's Muslim-dominated Xinjiang Uyghur province today made a strong pitch for opening up direct border trade with India, which is currently done through Pakistan's Rawalpindi city, citing improvement in the economic ties between the two countries. Xinjiang province's trade with India is currently conducted through Pakistan as there are no border posts, Shu Dagang, Vice Chairman of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, told a media briefing here. Every year, Indian traders and Xinjiang businessmen meet at Rawalpindi to discuss the trade volume and items, he said answering a ...