What should every Indian know about China?

China is thrice the size of India at about 9.6 million sq. km vs. 3.2 million sq. km with only a little more population than ours.Historically, the Chinese name for India was Tianzhu - meaning heaven. In return, Indians called them by chin (after their most glorious empire - Qin) that eventually got caught by rest of the world now.Although Indians incessantly talk & compare with China, the Chinese understandably don't compare themselves with India. It is because they want to emulate/compare themselves with Europe/US than a poorer country they have beaten in race since 1978. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/0... (everyone wants to be compared with someone better than them).Just like how we say Namaste (with folded hands), Chinese traditional greeting comprises of bowed head and folded palms.
Whether it be gold buying, sending students abroad, scouting for resources in Africa/Latin America or wooing foreign investors both India and China compete vigorously to rank in 1 or…

Why is Japan funding India for the bullet train/smart city project?



In recent years, china rapidly increasing its influence across South Asia and South East Asia in the name of Infrastructure Development ( like CPEC deal with Pakistan), Later this year china succeeded in winning a Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway Project along with this Chinese bullet train technology impressing other countries across the world, this creates a tension over Japan.

Japan looking for opportunity to counter china, this opportunity comes with India’s High Speed Railway Project.

1. Japan wants to enter International Market (high speed railway) using this project.

2. Japan already one of the contenders in the California’s high speed railway project, the success of this project helps to convenience America.

3. Along with Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor, India planning to make other six corridors across the country, the implementation and success of this project helps to convenience India for gaining other projects.

4. There is a tough fight between china and japan to win over 2026 Singapore –Kuala Lumpur high speed railway project. Mumbai-Ahmedabad project make a road for Japan.

5. Regarding the smart cities not only japan, but also different countries investing in smart cities, Japan (Varanasi), China (pune), United States (Vishakhapatnam) etc...

Whatever may be the Japan’s interest? Overall this project improves Economic Cooperation and Regional Relationship between India and Japan.

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