‘India and China Are Inverted Mirror Images’

The Times of interviews Tarun Khanna, author of the newly released Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India are Shaping Their Futures and Yours:

Have you revised your earlier thesis, in the article you co-wrote with Yasheng Huang, that India might overtake China in the long term?

Not quite. In both the article and my latest book, the argument is that the DNA of the two countries is quite different. They’re inverted mirror images of each other. The article with Yasheng suggested that if you stop thinking of GDP growth as the only measure but ask some eclectic questions — on even purely economic issues such as how many world-class companies have emerged in India and China — it’s possible to open a fresh debate about the relative strengths of the two countries.

Read more about Khanna’s book, via CDT.

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