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China Reaches Out to India on 100th Anniversary of Tagore's First Visit

China is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first visit to China in 1924 by India’s Rabindranath Tagore, at a time when India was under British rule and China was struggling to free itself of foreign control. Dev Raturi, an Indian actor and entrepreneur who is based in China, wrote an essay to commemorate the event in Global Times. He writes:

“Tagore’s journey to China in 1924 not only marked a significant moment in China-India relations but also served as a catalyst for cultural exchanges and understanding between our two great civilizations.... Tagore’s visit to China offered a ray of hope amid a backdrop of political and social turbulences. His message of cultural synthesis and human values echoed deeply with Chinese scholars, inspiring a renewed appreciation for the richness of Asian heritage and the importance of mutual respect and understanding.”

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, speaking at the May 15-16, 2019 “Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations,” held in Beijing, concluded her presentation with a quote from Tagore in his famous dialogue with Albert Einstein: “When our universe is in harmony with people, we feel the eternal that we know as truth, as beauty.”

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