Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and visiting Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee signed a declaration on principles for relations and comprehensive cooperation between China and India in Beijing Monday evening.
The declaration established the goals and guiding principles for bilateral relations and outlined the cooperation of the two countries in various fields. It indicates that bilateral relationship has entered a new stage.
The Indian government has for the fist time recognized, in an explicit way, Tibet Autonomous Region as part of China's territory, according to an official with the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
(Xinhua News Agency June 24, 2003)