PM says we should take note of ‘people’s power’

April 17th, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh By Naveen Kapoor

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday reiterated that the balance of power around the world is shifting towards ordinary people.

When asked if he was referring to domestic or international situation during his speech in China, Dr. Singh said: “There is both domestic, I think we have to take note of the fact that people’s power is something to be reckoned which is also happening internationally also in the Middle-East in North Africa.”

“But, I would not like to pronounce authoritatively that I have the answer to what has gone wrong in West Asia,” he added.

The Prime Minister further said that he had raised the issue of trade imbalance with China during his meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao in China’s resort city of Sanya.

“Well I did raise the question of trade imbalance that we import goods and services which give rise to the trade imbalance. President Hu Jintao recognized that it is the problem. I specifically mentioned two areas pharmaceuticals industry, secondly IT happened to be the sector where we feel Chinese to do, I can’t say he said precisely with regard to these two areas, but he did say that he did recognize that China also has a responsibility to tackle the problem of trade imbalance,” Dr. Singh said.

Dr. Singh was addressing a news conference onboard his aircraft enroute Kazakhstan capital Astana to New Delhi.

He returned home after a five-day visit to China and Kazakhstan.

Dr. Singh had embarked on a four-day visit to China’s resort city of Sanya on Tuesday to take part in the third BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) summit.

During their meeting on the sidelines of the summit, Dr. and Jintao had said that the two emerging economies need to properly deal with their differences and continue the boundary talks to find solutions that are acceptable to both sides. (ANI)

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