IT professionals from India are welcome to China "because they are very good", said a Communist Party of China leader during an interaction with Nitin Gadkari, the first BJP president to visit the country.
Ding Xuexiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, Shanghai, told Gadkari that the Indian community in Shanghai was very enterprising and making a positive contribution to the rapid growth of the city.
"We welcome IT professionals from India because they are very good," Xuexiang said during a meeting with the BJP president and his party delegation.
There are a large number of Indian professionals working in different fields in Shanghai and other parts of China.
Gadkari observed that Shanghai was one of the most advanced cities in the world. He said he would tell the Shanghai success story to all the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministers and request them to emulate the Shanghai model of development and growth.
Speaking at a reception hosted in his honour by the NRI community in Shanghai, Gadkari said young Indian professionals were doing a wonderful job abroad and the country was proud of them. He asked them to maintain links with India and help in which ever manner they can for the progress and development of India.
Gadkari is accompanied by party general secretaries, Thawarchand Gehlot and Vijay Goel, joint organising secretary Saudan Singh, secretaries Arti Mehra and Laxman Kova and political associate Vinay Sasrabuddhe.