What is the opinion on the comparison between China and India in your country?
Dawei Chen, lives in Beijing, China
Answered Jul 3
China and India are the two emerging giants that constitute the main engine for the “re-birth” of Asia.
In China, India is viewed as the other fast developing Asian nation that shares many similar characters as China.
When I was still a secondary schooler, over a decade ago in China, a history teacher told us in class, very seriously,
“we (China and India), were once glorious civilizations. But setbacks, wars, and western colonialism hurt us deeply, yet it also taught us lessons. It is now on your shoulders to make sure we can rise up to where we belong.”
It was a rather general, and off-topic statement. And I couldn’t really appreciate what she meant, for all I cared about were basketball, video-games, girls and grades…
Well, I haven’t changed much, but China and India sure have: