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Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 June, 2003, 13:45 GMT 14:45 UK
In pictures: Vajpayee in China
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Indian PM Atal Behari Vajpayee tours the Longmen grottos in Luoyang, central China, with its thousands of Buddha statues
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Mr Vajpayee's trip to Luoyang, a former imperial capital, comes in the middle of his six-day visit to China
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The visit has already seen an agreement that eases the territorial dispute between the neighbours
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Mr Vajpayee, here treated to a trip around the Forbidden City in Beijing, says ties between the nations have been transformed
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The premier inspects a present - a portrayal of the Qing Emperor Qianlong - given to him after his visit to the Forbidden City
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Chinese President Hu Jintao told the PM that China wanted world peace and would never threaten another country
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Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin receives Mr Vajpayee - the first visiting Indian PM in 10 years

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