Short Communications

DG Blog, December 31, 2010

Publication Date: 31 December 2010

Author(s): Rajendra K Pachauri


We are now in the final hours of the year 2010, and while one learns from the experiences that we went through in 2010, it is important to look forward to all the challenges that lie ahead in the coming New Year.  I returned from a brief trip to China yesterday, with my flight cancelled the previous day on account of the fog in Delhi and rescheduled for the 29th. As we contemplate our plans for the New Year, I cannot help commenting on my most recent experience of this visit to China. This is a country that I first visited in 1981, and when one travels there now it almost seems like one is on a different planet. China has been transformed perhaps far more rapidly than any other country in the world. What is particularly noteworthy is the transformation in the attitudes and the level of professionalism in everything that the Chinese do. I landed in Beijing at 11.10 a.m., was met by my hosts at the airport and taken directly to my hotel where the key for my suite was ready, and I immediately got into a series of meetings. We then held a workshop on our joint China-India study followed by some media interviews, a short reception and a trip to the airport where I caught my flight to Changsha. 

Publisher/Organisation: TERI

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