The Race between China and India

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Raghav Bahl, founder and managing director of India's largest television news and business network, discusses the differences in how China and India work on the ground. While China is building infrastructure and reinvesting almost half its GDP, India is still a "promising" economy, and more than half its GDP is consumed by its billion-plus people. In Super Power? The Amazing Race Between China’s Hare and India’s Tortoise he looks into who is more likely to win the race to superpower status.  


Raghav Bahl

Comments [13]

chris McCabe from bedminster, nj

China will win the "race" (as if there even is one). This isn't even a contest people.

Oct. 30 2010 11:55 PM
@ Comrade Mark from Brooklyn

Sorry to interrupt your daily Sayings of Chariman Mao, but India is a liberal, Western-style democracy and China is an oppressive communist regime with so much female infanticide that the population has an absurd predominance of men.

Oct. 28 2010 12:55 PM
john from office

Mark, to compare America to India is a joke. China is sucessful because it dropped a failed system and adopted the American system.

Plenty of time to move to Chin, please do so.

Oct. 28 2010 12:52 PM
Cherise M. from Greenpoint

Has Mr. Bahl seen the new NBC sitcom "Outsourced"? I'm sure it promotes some inaccurate stereotypes, but you have to give credit to how India has become part of America's national consciousness. Ten years ago such a program would have been unthinkable, even on NBC.

Oct. 28 2010 12:52 PM
Amy from Manhattan

How is India positioned w/regard to the green economy?

Oct. 28 2010 12:51 PM
Marissa from NYC

Does Mr. Bahl have any opinion on China's potential for dominance as a totalitarian state in the face of climate change and adaptations necessary due to it that Democratic societies like India and US do not have?

Oct. 28 2010 12:50 PM

This guy is so full of it. India has so much malnutrition and illiteracy that China stamped out decades ago. Not to mention India let itself get split in half by imperialists! All the imperialists could break off of China is the small island of Taiwan. India is a country filled with prejudice and greed. It's too much like America to be as successful as China.

Oct. 28 2010 12:49 PM

The US is still going to remain the "indispensable power" for the next century even when it does slip to number 3 in economic power in the world. Asia needs the US, not only as a customer, but as an arbiter for the inevitable disputes that will arise among India, China, Japan, Korea,Pakistan, et al.

Even Britain, as a fourth rate economic and military power, is still economically better off today than when it was the ruler of a vast empire. The relative power of the US may decline, but its importance will remain for a long time to come. It remains indispensable for the next century at least.

Oct. 28 2010 12:36 PM
john from Office

Len, 20 years ago you were saying Japan was going to over take the US. Lets hold off on burying the USA for now. We have many strenghts that these counties do not.

Oct. 28 2010 12:30 PM
Julie from Hastings

The guest dismisses entirely the previous, less strongly market-driven economy in India, but how many of the factors he cogently cites as important to India's success today stem from that era, from labor unions to regulations that avoided bailouts?

Oct. 28 2010 12:28 PM
john from office

Both these countries will implode, due to the gross inequalities in these countries.

Ask him how many toilets per capita there are in Iindia. The haves totally don't care about the have nots.

Oct. 28 2010 12:24 PM

With India poised to become such a strong global power, and the U.S. slipping, how do we in the U.S. justify exporting so many of our jobs to India? (I am one of the many unemployed - or underemployed - older I.T. workers in the U.S.)

Oct. 28 2010 12:13 PM
rjsm from Short Hills, NJ

Please ask for his opinion of the movie 'Peepli live' which shows the Indian media quite negatively. BTW this movie is also India's entry for Academy awards. thanks

Oct. 28 2010 11:40 AM

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