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Why India lags behind China

Dictatorship is no guarantee of economic success

Anita Inder Singh 

Anita Inder Singh

President Xi Jinping’s weekend visit to India and his call for “new glory for Asian civilisations” remind us that China and India shed the yoke of Western imperialism in the 1940s. Since then, China’s progress has made it the world’s second economic and military power and earned it widespread recognition as the main challenger to America’s global primacy.

From Chennai Xi flew to Kathmandu. Laden with investment offers to Nepal, his move symbolised China’s economic advance on India’s Himalayan doorstep. China’s per capita GDP is ...

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First Published: Tue, October 15 2019. 21:47 IST
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