China and India have been friendly for thousands of years, and the unhappy episode lasted only a few decades, so the reopening of the Nathu La Pass will be a blessing that will lead to generations of friendship.
Hao Peng, the deputy chairman of Tibet and the official responsible for trade in the the Himalayan region, commenting on the opening of the border between China and India that severed the Silk Road some 40 years ago.
As reported in The Times »
I've got a bee in my bonnet about traveling the Silk Road some day. This story means I'm that much closer.
[Photo credit: Yu Kai]