What are the differences between Chinese cities and Indian cities?
Roaddust: None in China; everywhere in India
Littering: Much lesser in China; much more in India
Landscaping: Everywhere in China; rarely to be found in India
City roads: Well developed in China; poor in India
Subway systems: Well established in China; barring NCR, still not fully developed in most cities
Safety: China - much more safer; India: not so much (safer in Maharashtra or South)
Electricity: Uninterrupted, nonfluctuating supply in China; In India - barring Mumbai, every other city has erratic power supply
Water supply: Well developed in China provided by Govt; Indian cities depend on private options like bore-wells or tankers
Visible poverty: None in China (partly due to poverty alleviation & auth rian methods); Can be seen everywhere in Indian cities
All in all, Chinese cities are almost on par with Western cities; whereas Indian cities are somewhere between 3rd & 2nd world countries’ cities..
V S Raghavan, studied Supply Chain Management
As an indian , who keeps travelling to china, twice in a year, my observations are
Chinese citizens are highly disciplined in public life. They dont litter the street
Traffic is orderly, in most cities,. As i see, cities like SUZHOU, HANZHOU, NANJING, GUANGZHOU, AND EVEN SHANGHAI AND BEIJING—CITY TRAFFIC IS EASY GOING.
go nment takes lots of pain to educate the public , how to use railways, and other public places. You will find appropriate videos, everywhere. Generally people follow rules( i am not talking about exceptions)
Connectivity—excellent everywhere. Small tier 3 cities too have good public transportation like metro, town buses and taxis are cheap
People are friendly—they try to help
Safety—it is visible
life is very cheap. Essentials are available at affordable prices.
I understand, their judicial system is quick and tough. So public crimes are less
Politician at lower levels are not corrupt and efficiency is ensured.
Government takes care of its citizens.
Basically, go nment is trying its best to address all grievances and people have belief on the go nment. I find thats the difference.
India needs to discipline its population with respect to civic sense, traffic, law&order, and thereafter , we may reach their level
Martin Andrews, Regional East Asia
There are some huge differences between these two countries, for one there are many Chinese cities that are actually developed by international standards whereas India has none.
The most developed Indian cities like Mumbai might be comparable to your average tier 2 city in China now in terms of GDP but the infrastructure is generally worse.
There are certain areas in India with advanced infrastructure but those are far few inbetween and you definitely won’t find anything like this:
I think the issue in general is how underestimated China’s development actually is which is why questions like this keep coming up.
Yamin Raj, My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.
The multi secular Chinese and Indian urban development that has intensified since the 1980s fascinates the observers, mainly because it has produced super-large cities, such as Shanghai, Delhi, and Beijing, each with around 20 million inhabitants. These cities are and remain on the list of the 10 largest urban agglomerations in the world.
Compare Chinese cities and Indian cities
Shanghai versus Mumbai
The main problem with Shanghai is that it is often referred to as 'the financial center of China'. If so, it is seriously behind Mumbai and has 20 years. Precisely in the last decade, 2000-2010, the Sensex of Mumbai has climbed 545.2 points compared to the 151.3 of the Shanghai Composite. Simply put, for every dollar you earned in Shanghai, you earned 3.6 in Mumbai. A more complete report on the two markets can be found here. Mumbai is ahead of Shanghai in its financial maturity, profitability, and ability to deliver dividends to shareholders. J.P. Morgan thinks so too.
Fortunately for Shanghai, the excess of being a financial center is in fact engulfed by more practical considerations. It is the second-largest port in terms of TEUs shipped in the world, behind Singapore, while Mumbai is in 24th place - which is not so poor. Mumbai is also being significantly upgraded, so expect that you will see the top 10 seaports with the largest volume in the next 10 years.
It is also true that the service markets differ. Shanghai is an important port from which the west coast of the United States is reached, and markets elsewhere in Southeast Asia and Australia. For Mumbai, the markets of the Middle East and East Africa dominate, and Europe will advance as the world economy straightens out and the United States and the European Union generate some growth. But for the time being, they are non-competitive and have to deal with various emerging markets. In terms of growth, Shanghai can only try to compete with Singapore. Mumbai is where growth and development will be.
Beijing versus Delhi
Both capitals, both of which have recently organized major sporting events - we have compared the Beijing Olympics with the Delhi Commonwealth Games here. Surprisingly, New Delhi is the most beautiful of the two cities. Built by Edward Lutyens to show off the imperial grandeur of the empire, he really went to the city.
It would be possible to contrast Old Delhi, that medieval maze of alleys and rickshaws and bustle with the old hutongs of Beijing, but the Beijing city council crushed most of them. In fact, that should happen to most of Old Delhi. But for both, it is the seat of the go nment, although the nearby city of Gurgaon will be more on the map as investors come in. It already has the third-highest GDP in the country. Although you will be familiar with Tianjin, Gurgaon is the Indian equivalent.
Shenzhen vs Chennai
Shenzhen embodies new China, built from scratch and now a city of 8 million, and the fourth largest port of TEU worldwide. Supported by Hong Kong and Taiwanese investors, it has grown from just where their local manufacturing industry moved, to a port company with global supplies. However, Chennai is catching up. With a comparable, slightly larger population of 8.5 million inhabitants, it is located on the southeast coast of India and has slightly different demography (it is actually just across the ocean from Thailand). The ability to also serve the United States and Southeast Asia will eventually make it a competitor of Shenzhen. It is currently the 91st largest port in the world, home to billions of dollars in investments by BMW, Nokia, IBM, and HP, and attracts a similar investment portfolio to Shenzhen. Approximately 60 percent of India's car exports go through Chennai, making it much more focused on the car and IT than the remaining low-tech industries that Shenzhen is currently trying to dispose of.
Comparisons can, of course, continue, and these above are only meant as snapshots rather than complete demographic surveys (but send us an email if you need such information). I have also taken more rural photos than city photos to point out that India is not always about busy cities and hordes of people. Like China, it remains largely a rural society, although these changes as education improve and, as with China, more people migrate to the cities. Finally, you will find a breakdown of Indian imports from China and Chinese imports from India. As bilateral trade and competition grow, comparisons will continue.
Cities in India have the worst air quality, Chinese cities are becoming cleaner
Twenty-two of the 30 most polluted cities in the world is in India, with Gurugram at the top of the list. Surprisingly, Chinese cities have significantly reduced emissions, a new report said Tuesday.
The air quality in Ghaziabad, Faridabad, and Noida in India turned out to be extremely dangerous, in 2nd, 4th, and 6th place respectively. Bhiwadi is in fifth place. Pakistani Faisalabad was the only non-Indian city in the top five.
Poor air quality has also affected relatively smaller Indian cities. Patna, Lucknow, Jodhpur, Muzaffarpur, Varanasi, Moradabad, Gaya, and Jind are all among the 20 most polluted cities in the world.
"Pollution in India is primarily due to industries, the burning of crop residues and people who burn biomass and waste to keep them warm," Yann Boquillod, director of air quality monitoring at IQAir, told CGTN.
Varanasi, a constituency of the home country of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is in 14th place and is concerned about the political will to combat increasing pollution.
"Local and national go nments can help address the effects of air pollution by ensuring adequate monitoring and reporting infrastructure," said Yeb Sano, executive director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia.
The report from AirVisual and Greenpeace showed that a large number of South Asian cities are under poor air quality. Researchers measured the concentration of PM2.5, extremely fine particles, in 3,000 cities, 64 percent of which exceeded the safe air limit set by the World Health Organization.
Nearly 99 percent of cities in South Asia, 95 percent in Southeast Asia and 89 percent in East Asia contested the limit. Jakarta and Hanoi were rated as the two most polluted cities in Southeast Asia.
China makes good progress
Meanwhile, China's efforts to control pollution levels have led to a drastic reduction in emissions. Replacing coal with cleaner fuel has led to a sharp 12 percent drop in pollution in Chinese cities.
A large part of the country switched from coal-based heating systems to gas-fired systems during the winter months.
As a result, Hotan is the only Chinese city that has found a 9th place in the top 10 of the most polluted cities. The only Chinese cities in the top 30 are Kashgar on 19, Xingtai on 27, Shijiazhuang on 28 and Aksu on 30.
Beijing witnessed a significant fall in pollution with its rank to 122.
Frequent sandstorms also raise pollution levels in many Chinese cities. "For cities affected by dust from sandstorms, there is not much to do except planting trees in the desert," said Yann Boquillod.
According to the report, the average air quality in the US and Canada is good. However, forest fires have a dramatic impact on the air in August and November, with 5 of the 10 most polluted cities in the world found in North America in August.
In the meantime, large parts of Africa and South America still have an insufficient infrastructure for monitoring air quality.
Ling Chen Hui Hun, works at Huns
Pretty much the same. They are both pretty crowded and over congested. Then there is the smog and the pollution due to all of the industrial output. I hear its the same in Germany. I remember seeing a video of what an Industrial town looks like in Germany. So Id imagine its common wherever too much manufacturing is taking place.
Lots of highways. Lots of high rises. Air is a bit questionable.
Raja Dhanapal, store person at DHL Supply Chain (2016-present)
good question, I am from India, as per my experience with in the India the major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kalkota and Chennai are different. So all the cities having its own style, So I can't compare India and china. What my understanding Few major factors are playing major role in citys.
2,Where the city located( Near Sea, Hill, Inland, etc.
3,Industry and employment
These are factors play major role in cities.
Answered Jul 20, 2015
chinese cities are much clean than Indian cities.
No big difference, since they are basically same populated.
Krishna Sengupta, former Senior Scientist at Hoffmann-La Roche (1998-2013)
I stayed in Shanghai for 4 months for my work, it is more Glitzy than New York. At present One Lakh Expatriate Indians are staying in Shanghai . I can not talk about other Chinese Cities. No where in the world you can find so much difference in every aspect between Haves and Haves not like India. Just next to One Billion Dollar Ambani Home you will find Jhopr Patti in Mumbai. Here are some Photos of Major Cities in India. South is comparatively better, even Bangalore is getting crushed due to over expansion, not enough water, traffic condition is just terrible, Here are some Photos - , which I found in Google search “Dirty Places”- in Mumbai or Delhi or Kolkata
Mumbai - Image of Golibar slum from Mukesh Ambanis Antilla
One is full of dark Indian people.
One is full of yellow skined Chinese people.