If India surpasses China's population, will the Chinese be jealous after decades of population dominance?
Probably not—China has made extraordinary efforts to decrease its population (via the one-child policy, recently replaced by the two-child policy), so India surpassing China’s population would be a victory in a sense
Tony Stark, former Assistant Professor
No, they will become very ,very, very happy because its large population is a huge burden for China. And finally someone else is getting it.
If the number of the population were 900 million, China would be a developed nation. Then the title of the world’s largest developing nation might fall on India
If India surpasses China’s population, China will probably laugh at India for emphasising quantity over quality.
China deliberately controlled its population growth so that it could expand economically instead.
That’s a bizarre question. The answer is obviously no because most normal people don’t consider having the most people to be accomplishment. What concerns most people and what would be a point of pride is the affluence of each of its citizens from the richest rich to the poorest poor. In that regard, the United States would win out as it is the country which has been able to provide the most affluence to the most number of people in a single nation. Although, China is certainly catching up quickly.
Daniel Kinch, Artistic director/performer, pundit at Brooklyn Culture Jam (2011-present)
Not at all. The Chinese understand that in the world of the 21st Century, a growing population is a cause of great concern. And creating an extra few hundred million new Chinese people means that China’s going to have to find enough arable land and fertilizer to meet their basic needs, never mind trying to raise the standard of living for them.
Charmaine du Plessis
I do not believe the Chinese would be jealous, I do think it's pretty impossible to surpass the Chinese population with the ruling of 2 children per Chinese family now
No, Chinese will be happy to get rid of this bad reputation.
Do Indian really expect to surpass China in every aspect even those that is terrible?
As Chinese, we never and ever be jealous India surpass China in population. China's economy does not rely on the labor intensive. We really do not care about how fast and huge population growth in India.
Selim Inges, China nerd
The population number itself may be a point of pride, but I don’t think people take it that seriously.
no freaking way.
If you guys want that title, you can have it. Chinese people would much rather have a smaller overall population that allow more personal space.