**Chinese Premier Seeks Stronger Economic Ties with India**
China's prime minister says his country and India need to establish stronger economic ties.
In a speech to business leaders on a visit to New Delhi Tuesday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said that strengthening economic cooperation will lead to growth in both countries.
On Monday, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Mr. Li agreed to resolve a border dispute and other tensions. Mr. Singh said both sides must work to strengthen trust and confidence to create better cooperation.
Premier Li, on a three-day visit to India, is expected to visit the nation's financial hub of Mumbai to meet top executives.
**Detained Chinese Fishermen, Boat Released by North Korea**
Officials in Beijing say 16 Chinese fishermen who were seized for ransom in North Korea have been released.
The official Xinhua news agency reported the development Tuesday, quoting a Chinese consular official in Pyongyang who spoke with the owner of the fishing boat. The official said the men were safe and on their way home, but he gave no other details.
The owner of the boat says North Korea was demanding nearly $100,000 for the return of the boat and crew, which were taken May 6 in the waters between China and the Korean peninsula. He says he did not pay any money for the release.
It remains unclear who in North Korea was responsible for the kidnapping. Xinhua said the boat was "seized by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea," the North's official name, but it did not elaborate.
The incident has prompted an angry reaction on China's microblogs, and threatens to upset already tense diplomatic relations between the two allies.