What made China stronger than India?




Gurneet Singh, works at Students

The question is highly vague, as in what sense is China stronger than India because there are some fields where India holds tough ground.


so atlast it just comes down to one thing that China started its growth spree in 1978 and India kick started in 1991, that makes China 13 years ahead of China.

as forbes correctly said that India is roughly 10 years behind China ( India is as much developed today as China was 10 years ago)

however India being de ratic is slow in development conpared to co unist China but it surely has promising prospects compared to china.

simply put its like turtle and rabbit story. India is democractic Turtle and China is authoratarian Rabbit.

and i suppose you must be aware of its moral:

slow and steady wins the race.

By 2050, India will have overtaken the US as the world's second largest economy








Anson Zhan, News editor (2012-present)
Answered Apr 8, 2017

Industry is the foundation of a country strong, but the development of industry needs a lot of conditions.China was able to rise rapidly, because attaches great importance to the industrial base, and try to create conditions for industrial development.



Fabian Bożyszkowski, studied at Miskatonic University, Arkham
Answered Sep 26, 2017

China went through a lot of harsh changes on a massive scale during the reign of Chairman/Emperor Mao & his "experiments" - unified go nment, mass collectivisation, mass industrialisation, the cultural revolution, after Emperor Mao's passing - the 1 child policy - they all have effects.




Seshadri Jagannathan, works at Large E Governance
Answered Jul 27, 2016

chinese economy itself is a myth and inflated one.

always demand has to be matched by supply and its consumption. Now so many ghost cities and empty cities constructed there.., these constructions would have contributed to GDP right ? when there is no consumption of these real estate how the demand got generated and how the supply matched it ? mystery right ?

there were several downward revisions of repo rate for encouraging the investors to take more loans for investments ? how can it be when the economy is already doing well ?

why a economy would like to devaluate its currency when its economy is doing well ? just to control the unmanageable imports or balance of trade ?

the calculations of GDP itself is thorough by upward integration from grass root level.. this was told by their ex-finance guy
the labour cost is increasingly costly
there is a huge unemployment also..
stock market is the overall index of the health of the economy. but chinese market is highly fluctuating ? why. ?

there are several other factors.. which i could not recall. it is not transparent and media-free economy, hence most of the key indicators are harassed and filtered. we just cant rely on the figures.

Yet their economy would be bigger than ours, but not to the extent it is boasted










Neo G Doma

A unified country. A complete cultural revolution. An industrial go nment.



Just one word. Meritocracy.



Mathil Sathavara, studied at Wonthaggi Secondary College

Low labour cost for manufacturing facilites, most of our phones are built in china because the companies dont have to pay the labourers much money. In india smaller companies find it hard to invest. This is way china is always infront of India, like india is way ahead of Pakistan.




Versen 张
IM a chinese,now in india.

in fact i dont like india,because i think india dont have rule in everything! this cause the country slowly.

in china i cant find a taxi driver say“i want to sleep,so you get another car” ,in the next car,the driver will also say like this!so how?even there are many cars in the street ,you still need walking to destination!this just in one way!

many people say India will surpass china in 20 years,because there are 75% young people;they never think that what the Indian are thinking,they just want to sleep!









Vishal Bhalla
Answered Sep 28, 2017

Stronger - should not be used in general terms. Economically, yes it is however militarily I think both of them are almost neck to neck, technically, there are areas where India is ahead while there are areas where China is fairly ahead of India.

Economically China is ahead as they have had a head start over India. They started long before India(India started in 1991). India will never be match their pace as India is a de acy while China is a auth rian re gie.

The decision making is slower in India as the go nments think of the next elections when taking decisions and the hard decisions are difficult to come by whereas in China there is nothing like an election to think of and the co unist party is under total control.

Emotionally I think India is much stronger, much tolerant and much vibrant country than our neighbor.







Chandler Gone, Native Chinese work in Africa
Answered Jul 17, 2016

A totally wrong question, India is much more stronger than china.

In china we don't have h an rights, we eat dangerous food and factories destroyed the environment so bad, we will all die cancer or poison one day. China's GDP is also fake, our go nment made it bigger when they count it, most of us are still struggling for food every day, and our military equipment is all from WWII, our army has no actual fighting experience in the past decats.

We have nothing please don't invade us.






Sree Venkateswarlu Vemulapati
China’s GDP is almost 5 times of India’s
China is already no 1 GDP in PPP terms.
China is likely to be no 1 in GDP-Nominal , beating US , in less than 10 years.
China has demonstrated that their manufacturing skills , Efficiency and Productivity are among the best .
China has a massive Foreign Exchange reserve ( almost 3 trillion US $) with which they can carry out Economic & military Expansionism
China is in the process of getting into next orbit of growth , from Mfg domination to Technology Development , Innovation & giving a boost to Domestic Consumption . Perhaps they will be world leaders in some Frontier Technologies soon.

India too has potential , we have an equal if not better intellectual capital . But their Eco-system brings out the best skills, Productivity , encourages technology Development

In India , we are trapped by “ Perception wars” , “ Vote bank Politics” . We have a long way to go to catch up with China










Brien K Johnson, Asst. Teacher (2015-present)

It's arguable that India is exactly a decade behind China in terms of economic performance and other factors. Below lies a rough comparison between China of 2001-2003 and India of 2011-2013—


China : 1.641 trillion
India : 1.877 trillion

GDP: 2001-2003年的中国GDP是1.641万亿美元;2011-2013年的印度GDP是1.877万亿美元

GDP per capita
China : $1273
India : $1498


Per capita Income
China : $3976
India : $5350


Proportion of people living under $1 a day
China : 16% (China ahead of India)
India : 21.9%



Annual FDI investment
China : $52 billion (5% of GDP) (China then received more than India)
India : $28 billion (1.5%)


Total value of exports
China : $320 billion
India : $329.7 billion


Military Expenditure
China :
$57.39 billion (China spent a bigger amount)
3.5% of GDP (China spent a bigger portion of their GDP)
India :
$48 Billion
~2.5% of GDP


Public spending on education
China : 2.3% of GDP
India : 3.35% of GDP


Public spending on health
China : 2.1% of GDP (China ahead of India)
India : 1% of GDP


Literacy Rate
China : 84% (China far ahead of India)
India : 74.04%

识字率: 中国为84%,印度74.04%

Infant mortality
China : 32 per 1000 (China ahead of India)
India : 41 per 1000


Under 5 mortality rate
China : 40 per 1000 (China ahead of India)
India : 53 per 1000


Life expectancy at birth
China : 72.1 (China far ahead of India)
India : 66.21


China : 0.610
India : 0.702



Quora User
Answered Oct 10, 2017

Trust me dude, India is actually much more developed than China.

I was born in China and have lived there for 20 years. There is totally no fre m in China. All of the go nment’s goal is to increase the God damn GDP. It does not care about the living of common people at all.

My farmland was taken away by a businessman because he wanted to build an apartment on it. He forced my father to sold the land for $10 each square meters and sold the apartments for $10,000 each square meters. And this is why the GDP increases so rapidly. There is no use to call the police but fortunately, my family succeeded fleeing away from China and moved to India.

Now we feel like we are living in paradise as we enjoy all the fre m in India. People in India are so nice and thanks to the India go nment, we now get a farmland and can raise the whole family with it. It is not big but quite enough to help us start our new birth again!

God bless India!

All glory to Modiji!








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