President Obama begins a lengthy trip to Asia this weekend, starting with a visit to India to talk about job creation and increasing exports. Days after Republicans had significant victories in the midterm elections, he'll arrive in Mumbai with a delegation of more than 200 businessmen and women to attend a business conference. The president may also try to make a deal with the Indian government as they revamp their military aircrafts. What kind of reception will the President and his American delegation of businessmen have there? What should their goals be?
As President Obama continues his conversations with Americans, with stops in Iowa and Virginia today, we wanted to take a moment and go global. What do the growing middle classes in other countries look like, and what do they strive for? Today, we're focusing on India and China, two of the world's burgeoning societies.
To help us look at both countries, we're joined by Vishakha Desai, president of Asia Society. We also talk with someone who's lived in the middle class in both China and India. Aadil Ebrahim recently moved from Hong Kong to Mumbai, where he works for an investment asset management firm.