Which country will lead Asia’s future, China or India?
Both these two countries have great cultural background, however India is the one that’s over confident. Both of them are progressing in techonology and living conditions however China is way better than India. The comparable nations in Asia should be Japan and China. Japanese are intellegent and humble while Indias are featured with their ignorance and savagery.
Zhang Mengxing, Psychology Teacher at Henan Vocational College of Water Conservancy and Environment (2018-present)
If China doesn’t change, it’s development may slow down, more trouble will arise, but nothing so serious to trigger some crisis. So China probably will keep leading.
If India is able to tackle it’s own problems, it can also gain a significant increase on its development speed. But if the situation remains the same, India will have a hard time surpass China.
Anyway, no reason we can’t have more than one country to lead the economic development of a region.
Pankaj Negi, Blogger (2016-present)
China will remain world biggest economy (Nominal) in 21 century follow by India, USA.
One thing is for sure, India.
India has been leading the world in poverty, slum, illiteracy and Caste system for the past thousands of years.
Surely, India will lead not just Asia, but also the world in poverty, slum, illiteracy and Caste system for another thousands of years
Kevin Sun, Get a bachelor degree of economics in China, and lived there for 20 years.
It depends on your standard.
In your opinion, which country is leading Asia presently?
And which country has leaded Asia in the history?
William Tang, Author; CEO at Tang Long Enterprise (2010-present)
Probably China in cooperation with the US and Russia.
Vikas R, Knowledge Seeker
As of this moment, China is better equipped and advantageous position from where China can start building and influence asia’s future.
Unlike other continents, Asia could not have been more different.
One part - china, korean peninsula, japan, taiwan, mangolia - in this part China cannot influence strong players like SK-japan-taiwan due historical conflicts and lack of trust-commitment for each other.
Second part- SG,PH, malaysia, Indonasia,thailand, combodia, myanmar, laos etc. China has strong economic-cultural and political ties with most of them. Historically Chinese spread their culture in these countries and left long lasting impact. China does not have to make efforts to maintain stronger ties in this part.
Third part - west asia. India has historically better relationship with these countries. India had an interest and dependency ot cheaper oil from some of the major oil producers. In return india has provided cheap agriculture and technology-man power. Building of Gwadar economic coridore via pakistan , will provide faster and cheaper route for chinese goods to reach this part of world, and i think that china has plans to fill the market with its goods. India has already built gas pipeline from Iran via Pak, for the cheapest crude in the market being exported. This is going to be crucial battle ground for these two asian powers.
Forth - Central asia - this area being a part of old time Silk Route from China to Europe, China have been deeply connected to local economy of these countries. CHINESE companies have several large medium size deals and investments in these countries to exploit natural and human resources. India has been trying at political level to be close to these countries but it will take considerably more than that to be influencing policies and daily life in this part of world.
I didnt count Russia above but Russia has had closeness to both China and India. Russia had been one of the largest defense and technology provider/partner to India since pre-cold war era. But Russia never confronted China when it comes to bi-lateral conflict being happening india-china.
Summarizing, with the current status, China will continue dominating and influencing Asian Economies in coming 10–15 years. India has just started getting a push to increase its industrial output and exports with Narendra Modi govt being at helm. India has started selling defense equipements to Vietnam, infrastructure building projects in Afganistan, and various trade and technology deals with Japan and other neighbouring countries. If India continue growing with its current frowth rate of 7+% year to year, it may dominate in 10 years of time.
Jacques Văn Khải, Fond of Foreign Affairs, relations buff
China and India are two perspective giants in Asia. Their roles here can’t be ignored and will never be ignored.
China and India take over many GDP economic developments of Asia as the international market is shifting from Europe to Asia sooner or later. As for this, they shall compete in the battle of influence between India and China.
China has big industry, India has technology - China has science, India has brilliant. Each needs perspective water and fire. China is fire, India is water.
The dragon and the Sikh are ready to take part on the clash now.
So let’s wait for it, Asia!
It depends on many factors; both are large economies and will show great significance in global stage. One has to understand how tough it is develop infrastructure in a democratic economy and hence the reason why it’s taking such a long time to develop infrastructure in India.
My opinion as an Indian is to develop rural growth in India, education standards to everyone and of course access to natural resources.
In the past both has very strong civilisations and it’s very difficult to measure what the GDP was for these two countries.
In India, people say we had ancient ways of material science (Kuthubinar) and there is ancient medicine like Ayurveda. Both the question now is where the research for these areas is and is it happening in India?
In the past both these economies had lots of natural resources, as an example Diamond mines were plethora in India and that now everything is consumed or being looted by the British.
Another main issue is that most of the Indians engage in R&D for foreign companies and the patent as such goes to the foreign companies. This shows high level of brain drain. As an Indian, I am able to see the growth that my country is undergoing and will eventually in the future. We are free now and people was crossed seven seas and people carry skills from India to other countries and vice versa. It definitely takes time for India because it’s democratic and bureaucratic. I used to wonder how that China Media says about grand infrastructure project more frequently in the news, that they are so fast in completing infrastructure projects. Though it’s good from a project management perspective but over capacity is something not good. My conclusion is that China and India would be like US and UK. China doesn’t realise that economic growth should be sustainable, because sustainability is word for many corporates today.
It is like asking if Sweden or the US would do better in the 1900s. Correct answer: both.
Any given 10 year period can vary since economic policies take a while to work, and the effect of demographics can be hard to project. China’s one child policy may come back to bite it when it needs a young labor force to pay old age pensions (its labor costs are already going up and business is fleeing to cheaper countries).
India may continue to suffer from the rot of corruption, religious violence, over bureaucratization.
Neither is likely to “lead” the world. Both may have improved living conditions and growth rates in excess of 3%, which is quite enough to be happy about.
Haiyan Chen, Native Chinese have the most real experience of China
In fact, the future of Asia is really the United States, although it is not in asia. No Asian country should ignore the great influence of the United States in asia. I am not talking nonsense, but from a series of recent events in Asia can be seen, the United States has influence on the Asian that no countries can match.
Taiwan, the South China Sea issue, the North Korean nuclear crisis, the Middle East, behind these issues, in fact, the United States is a key role.
I think the United States will continue to lead Asia if there is no big geopolitical change in Asia.China may change some of Asia at the economic level, but still can not compete with the United states.
I'm not kidding.
India's growth booms at the fastest rate in the world. And foreign direct investment continues to increase in India as we grow.
India already leads South Asia. All small countries look up to us for taking a hard stand against the bully called China.
China is not a leader, please. Foreign countries must have respect for your country if you are a leader. People may be importing goods worth billions from China, but does that make China a leader?
PM Narendra Modi is among the top 5 most-followed or most-respected leaders in the world.
It is said that Asia will lead the world, and India will lead Asia. The world’s largest continent has a large burst of GDP growth and although China has a higher GDP than India, it is India which grows more due to more investment and efforts of our own.
China is already losing money in Pakistan. And this means Pakistan will become more dependent on China for development, in turn meaning that China needs to plant more money. And China will keep doing so, as it is too stupid to believe it can use Pakistan to cripple India. China is plainly jealous of India’s growth and fears that India will overtake it. China's apprehensions are crystal-clear.
More countries are interested in maintaining healthy trade relations with India. You never know how we may shock the world. India has a large population and a lot of talent. When it is brought to the helm, it does wonders and it is already happening.
India will lead because India is good. Because India has allies. Because India is respected. India manages both the US and Russia together; which other country can do this?
China? If it becomes a world leader, it will cause big problems. It is already greedy for land, bullying smaller countries. There are going to be big rebellions and quite possibly, conflicts and wars.
China's economy is facing problems, presently. They may recover, but for now, they cannot. Probably they want to assert that they are powerful and they lead, so out of desperation they bully their neighbours.
India plays smart. It is taking responsibility for itself and also helping South Asia to grow, steadily stepping up its dominance.
As the time progresses, you will see yet more countries attracted to India. This would automatically make us a leader, because our word would have weight.
I would say we still lead Asia, not maybe economically but by making our country a more attractive place for other countries. And we'll soon be leading economically.
By 2050, India's economy is speculated to be around $90 trillion, number one, even larger than China’s. By then, India will truly be a global superpower and a global leader.