Monday, September 27, 2010

'China thinks India is a democratic mess'

China thinks India is democratic mess, without seeking to understand why it is a democracy in the first place. The view has been changing in recent years, according to Richard McGregor, the author of The Party: The Secret6 World of China's Communist Rules.

In an interview with R Rajesh Kumar, Sify News, the author said that relations between India and China are always difficult. The two countries' political systems are starkly different.

India's nuclear bomb gained New Delhi respect in Beijing. Chinese strategists complained that Beijing did not respect New Delhi until India had the bomb. They believed that China should have tried to engage India much earlier than that. India's technological advances and companies have helped change the country's image in China.

Full report here Silicon India

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