India and China – Two Asian Economies on Different Paths


The most obvious similarities between China and India lie in their scale and their membership of the BRIC grouping. Differences are far more substantial however: India is younger, more rural and poorer. China is over-dependent on investment, whereas India is lacking in investment. China’s key challenge for the long-term is its ageing population, whereas for India the challenge lies in improving its business environment and infrastructure in order to attract more investment.

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