SIIA Chairman Simon Tay chaired an experts roundtable session at the FutureChina Global Forum 2011, held in Singapore between 11-12 July.
The topic for the session was "Beijing-Delhi: How much can they converge, how far could they diverge?"
Experts discussed how the strategic relationship between China and India will evolve in the coming years, plus the implications for Asia and the world.
Economic and trade linkages between the countries continue to expand, with bilateral trade surpassing US$60 billion and set to reach US$100 billion by 2015. But despite the visit of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to India in December last year, there is still uneasiness in the relationship between the two Asian giants.
At the roundtable, Simon Tay was joined by Cato Institute (US) Research Fellow Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar, Center for Policy Research (India) Professor Brahma Chellaey, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Professor Huang Jing, and University of Chicago Professor Yang Dali.
The overall theme for this year's FutureChina Global Forum was what the world can expect from China in the years ahead, as it embarks on a new Five-Year Plan and undergoes a generational leadership change in 2012.
For more information, visit the FutureChina Singapore website.