China and India need to stop viewing each other as competitors and start working together to influence global issues such as climate change and trade, Indian Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna said Tuesday. Krishna said the neighboring countries can leverage one another's strengths to influence global issues through participation in world and regional groups such as the rich countries' G-20 and BRIC, which groups Brazil, Russia, India and China. "India and China have only begun to impact seriously on the world," Krishna told a think-tank in Beijing. "Just as we advanced decolonization and independence movements in the '50s, today we are striving to rewrite the rules of the world a little more in our favor," he said.