Earlier Yan had a meeting with Chief Minister Mr. Naveen Patnaik in the State Secretariat on a variety of subjects.
In a seminar on “Tourism potential between China and India with special reference to Odisha, Yan said that,
“Odisha will hereafter be the focal point for Chinese investors. We would propose to invest in sectors of power, Information Technology and Research and Development.”
Yan informed that China’s core interest in Odisha would be areas of education, tourism and culture. Priority would be laid on developing cultural ties between Odisha and China which will be mutually beneficail for both sides.
Speaking on this ocassion MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra said, apart from the Buddhist tourism, Odisha’s anthropological, tribal and heritage tourism and the Chilka Lake can be of great interest for the Chinese tourists.