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Amartya Sen: Why India Trails China

While China’s wealth gap has become an increasingly hot topic, Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen suggests that China’s achievements on inequality have far surpassed India’s, leaving the latter at a...

India’s Chinese-Inspired “Two Child Norm”

While China’s family planning policies have long been controversial, India’s “rights-based” approach has won international praise. At The Globe and Mail, however, Stephanie Nolan reports that the two...

Comparing Asia’s Giants on Rape

Didi Kirsten Tatlow at The New York Times has compared China and India in terms of rape. China and India are often compared as they are both ‘Asia’s giants,’ with over a billion people each, and are...

In China, Delhi Rape Spurs Debate, Then Censorship

The Hindu’s Ananth Krishnan examines Chinese reactions to a storm in India over the fatal gang-rape of a woman on a New Delhi bus. The incident and the protests in New Delhi in recent days have received wide attention in...

How India is Turning Into China

At The New Republic, Pankaj Mishra rejects the common view of India as a democratic counterweight to China, and warns instead of a “budding likeness […]—the onset, in particular, of an informal authoritarianism in the...

India Seeks to Rival China in Africa

The Indian Prime Minister’s visit to Africa has prompted widespread analysis of an escalating strategic competition between the world’s two most populous nations. From The Economist: For all its elephantine weight,...

Amartya Sen: Quality of Life: India vs. China

In the New York Review of Books, Nobel Prize-winning Economist Amartya Sen looks at the rapid economic growth in India, which some say may surpass that of China, and discusses comparisons between India and China on basic...

Pre-Fab Reporting

An essay by Indian writer Pankaj Mishra in Outlook India critiques western media coverage of India and China: China has unexpectedly emerged on the world stage, its intentions and motivations still largely unknown, its distance...

It’s Time to Retire the Tiger and the Dragon

An article in Foreign Policy takes on the tired cliches used in reporting on the rise of India and China: To be fair, it’s hard to capture the enormously complicated and consequential story of the simultaneous rise of...

Contest of the Century

The Economist takes a look at the long-standing rivalry between China and India: The prospect of renewed war between India and China is, for now, something that disturbs the sleep only of virulent nationalists in the Chinese...

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