At 6 p.m. on the 9th evening, people began to be busy in the newspaper office building.
Tomorrows headline is confirmed. This is the news that President Xi came to India to attend the second informal meeting of Chinese and Indian leaders, Kanan told reporters.
Introducing India to Chairman Xi, Chennai is a window
Hindu Daily has a circulation of more than 1.5 million copies a day, and its editor-in-chief, Suresh Nambat, is responsible for setting the headlines and pages of each day.
For more than 20 years in the newspaper, he has handled numerous headlines, but one day the headlines are still fresh in his memory.
On September 17, 2014, Chairman Xis signed article was published in the headline of Hindu newspaper column.
At that time, I was still in charge of the column publishing. After getting the Chairman Xis article, I called the editors to read it several times. Lets discuss it together and decide on the style and location of the headlines.
Suresh Nambat, in his office, showed reporters the pages of the article signed by the President published in September 2014. Xinhua News Agency reporter Jiang Zhiqiang
President Xis article impressed Nambat. He is a leader with strategic vision. His insights into civilization are profound, and he shows a passion for understanding India in depth.
In Nambats view, introducing India to Chinese leaders, Chennai is a good window:
u2014u2014Chennai has a long history, which can show the culture and civilization of India in a more comprehensive way.
Since the 1st century, Chennai and its surrounding areas have been important administrative, military and economic centers in southern India. In a town about 60 kilometers south of Chennai, there are many historical sites listed on the United Nations World Cultural Heritage List.
This is the United Nations World Heritage Site south of Chennai. Locals said that these relics have a history of more than a thousand years. Relief and architecture are based on Indian mythology and epic. Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Yeshou
u2014u2014 Chennai can also show the development characteristics of contemporary India.
Chennai is now Indias economic hub, ranking fourth in total GDP in Indian cities. Automobile manufacturing, software services, hardware manufacturing and financial services industries are developed, known as Detroit, South Asia.
Chennai, formerly Madras, situated on the long coastline of southeastern India, is one of the largest cities along the Bay of Bengal. Xinhua News Agency reporter Lu Xiaowei
After the Wuhan meeting, the people of the two countries want to know each other better.
Stanley Johnny is responsible for selecting international news for Hindu newspaper. At the evening meeting, he would make suggestions on headlines and hot spots.
Hindu newspaper page leaders met in the evening to discuss the content and layout design. Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhao Bozhao
Since the leaders of the two countries met in Wuhan in 2018, the interest of Indian readers on how to develop China has increased significantly. Readers reacted enthusiastically to the news of Chinas high-speed railway construction and the completion of Beijing Daxing Airport.
We really need to get to know each other better, Johnny said. The leaders of the two countries spare no effort in promoting exchanges between the two sides.
Promoted by the high-level cultural exchange mechanism between China and India, the cultural interaction between the two countries has flourished, and youth exchanges have become a major highlight.
After the Wuhan meeting, Dakshi Kadian, 21, received an invitation from the Chinese side to visit Wuhan, Beijing and Shanghai as a youth representative.
Speaking of the trip to China, the young man who was studying for a law degree was excited. We visited the high-speed railway factory and saw the bells. I am fascinated by both the industrial strength of contemporary China and the cultural characteristics of ancient China.
Many Indian youths visiting China have strolled along the footprints of the two leaders in East Lake of Wuhan. One of them is Palt Dahl. Walking along the shore of East Lake, I feel that the leaders of the two countries attach great importance to youth exchanges.
Palt Dahl (left) and Daksh Cardian show pictures of their trip to China. Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhao Xuzhao
At present, more than 20,000 young Indians are studying in China and more than 2,000 young Chinese are studying in India.
Nayak, who runs a Chinese Language Training Institute in Chennai, said: Many people come to attend Chinese language training courses. Many young people hope to get more opportunities for communication and employment through learning Chinese.
Indian languages such as Hindi, Tamil and Urdu have also entered Chinese University campuses.
Li Tianyu, a Tamil language major at Beijing Foreign Studies University, said, After learning the language, we found that besides yoga, watching movies and drinking black tea, there is too much to communicate between China and India. We expect ourselves to be a good bridge.
We look forward to more and better cooperation between the two countries.
As the night deepened, the editors of the Hindu newspaper were still busy typesetting the headlines. Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhao Xuzhao
Venkatsvalen is responsible for the headline layout of the Hindu newspaper. At the entrance of his office, there were other newspaper samples neatly arranged.
Look, its not just our newspapers. Now other media are covering President Xis visit. We all look forward to cooperation between the two countries.
Wenkatsvalen said that his expectation is more and better pragmatic cooperation between the two countries.
Since the beginning of the 21st century, the trade volume between China and India has increased from less than 3 billion US dollars to nearly 100 billion US dollars; more than 10,000 Chinese enterprises have invested in India, totaling 8 billion US dollars, creating nearly 200,000 jobs; the cumulative investment of Indian enterprises in China is nearly 1 billion US dollars, and more than two-thirds of the enterprises have made stable profits...
In the largest shopping mall in Chennai, a father is choosing Chinese brands of electronic products for his children. Millet, vivo, OPPO and other Chinese mobile phone brands have occupied half of the Indian smartphone market. Xinhua News Agency reporter Shi Xiaomeng
In Indias Chennai gas station, the two-dimensional code of Alipay Paytm can be seen everywhere. Xinhua News Agency reporter Chen Shan
As the worlds only two large developing countries with a population of 1 billion, China-India economic and trade cooperation still has great potential.
My expectation is that in the future the two countries will reach more consensus and play a role in more areas of international affairs, Johnny said.
He mentioned that both countries support multilateralism and are members of multilateral organizations such as BRICS, SCO and the Group of Twenty; they share common interests in economic globalization and anti-trade protectionism; and they share common positions in poverty reduction and climate change response. As Chairman Xi said, China and India speak with one voice and the world will listen.
The informal meeting between the leaders of the two countries has proved to be a strategic move with a global perspective, Nambat said. We look forward to solid progress in bilateral relations in the future.
Hindu newspaper front page on the 10th. Xinhua News Agency reporter Chen Shan
At 6:00 a.m. on the 10th, the Hindu newspaper of that day was delivered to readers. The headline is the news that the informal meeting between the leaders of the two countries will be held in Chennai tomorrow.
In a line under the heading, the 100-year-old newspaper highlighted two words: consensus.