原文标题:What China can learn from India


As the world's largest growing economy that has set its eyes on catching up with the United States and Japan, has China got a lesson or two to learn from its Asian neighbour and old-time 'guru' India in building a modern economy?

A new book written by a veteran Chinese entrepreneur, who has spent years on job in Indian cities, says it might be the case.



Pan Song, author of 'What Can China Learn From India..', says India may surpass its neighbour as the fastest growing country in the near future, and it is time the dragon recognises the elephant as a competitor and learns from the old "shifu" (master) a lesson or two.

"China always keeps its eyes on catching up with the US, UK and Japan. But it has yet to realise that its Asian neighbour India, whose year-on-year economic growth has averaged 8-9 per cent in the last decade, is actually becoming China's largest competitor," said Pan Song.



"China must have a sense of urgency as well as a sense of crisis from today and Chinese enterprises must try their best to learn as much as possible from the experiences of their Indian counterparts," he said, citing recent studies that projected the likelihood of India's growth rate surpassing China's by 2020.

Pan, who worked as the regional director of a Chinese company in Indian cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and Hyderabad for more than a decade compiled his experience in his book making a strong case that "astounding" performances being posted by Indian private sector offered greater lessons for China.



The book launched in Beijing on Thursday is the first Chinese book entirely devoted to the managerial practice and operational experience in India.

"Indian gurus commanded high respect in China - when the country was learning Buddhism more than 1,500 years ago. But do the Chinese still have anything to learn from their old shifu (Chinese term for master) when it comes to building a modern economy? Pan Song says Yes," a feature in the state run China Daily on his book said.



The core advantage of India are its private enterprises, which contributed over 85 per cent to the economy. India currently has 33 world-class private enterprises, it said.

"Their astounding performance is the best lesson for Chinese enterprises," he said in an interview with the China Daily.



According to Pan, Chinese enterprises should learn from their Indian counterparts' innovative spirit, experience in global operations, skills in mergers and acquisitions, and the unique way of training managerial elites in the era of globalisation.

Since the process of economic liberalisation began in 1991, the leaders of India's private businesses have articulated inspiring visions and mobilised their enterprises to achieve internationalisation.

Pan focuses on three Indian sectors that have made great progress in the last two decades -- IT, pharmaceutical industry and financial services. He also points out success stories in each of the sectors that Chinese companies can learn from.




Infosys, which started with only $250, has now become the so-called Indian Microsoft, while Ranbaxy is the first Indian multinational pharmaceutical company, it cites. It also cites the example of ICICI Bank which is the largest private bank in India with the largest market value.

With strong support from the government and banks, an increasing number of Chinese enterprises are looking beyond their horizon to invest.

Soon many of them could join the "going global" race, but they still lack experience in internationalizing operations and management.




"That's why we should learn from Indian private enterprises, as they did a commendable job in the journey of internationalisation," he said.

Ramakrishna Velamuri, an Associate Professor at the China Europe International Business School, said the new book is "very timely", and "imperative for policymakers, businessmen and the general public of both China and India to have a deeper understanding of each other," the Daily said.


中欧国际商业学校副教授Ramakrishna Velamuri称,这本新书是“非常及时”的。中国日报则称:“对于中国和印度的政策制定者、商人和普通大众之间的彼此加深了解,这本书是必要的。”


by Samar Singh (View MyPage) on Jun 23, 2010 08:25 AM

We Indians are fascinated by our glorious past..how we were a "shifu" to china...
the days when other nations could preach or dictate terms to China are gone and gone for good...
we need to learn from china...
our corrupt politicians could learn about honesty and integrity to start with...


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Other way..
by Michael Angelo (View MyPage) on Jun 22, 2010 08:37 PM

India has nothing to teach China. Maybe in the past India was China's Guru. Indian teachers like Buddha, BoddhiDharma etc. had a powerful impact on Chinese culture. Modern India cannot teach China. In fact China can teach India about infrastructure development.


china should learn hindi
by pankaj K (View MyPage) on Jun 20, 2010 01:53 PM

china shud learn hindi. their language is of no use. hindi has great history and good knowledge. and great movies.
what chinese langueag have ?? chin chin fu.

if it was hindi they wud have developed more.


joseph gunnil
India wil never be a developed country
by joseph gunnil (View MyPage) on Jun 20, 2010 07:51 AM | Hide replies

India can develop only if v have a communist rule one leader who rules,
In India the politicains are the king.
I hate to be a Indian


comedy article
by Kumaran Babu (View MyPage) on Jun 08, 2010 03:35 PM

Really do not know how this author hsa written such a funny article so seriously


A Rosy picture presentation to please Indians.
by Rahul Singh (View MyPage) on Jun 08, 2010 02:22 PM | Hide replies

The day China starts tutoring from India, we will witness the down fall of that nation. Rather China has to teach India about its success story. Inspite of massive population it has progressed on a fast track. See India, we are where we were 65 years back, except that every tom-dick and harry Indian on the road boasts of possessing a chune ki dabbi (cellphone). Other than this change I don`t see much change in this country. With population growth, there is spurt in corruption, crime rate growth in cultural degradation or call it moral bankrupsy among the Indians.


What China Can learn from India???
by nandha C (View MyPage) on Jun 08, 2010 02:16 PM | Hide replies

Here It is...
1) Corruption
2) Vote Bank Politics
3) Mockery of Justice
4) Family First Then Country Second.

jai Hind




by Arun Premraj (View MyPage) on Jun 08, 2010 01:03 PM

please delete this article .. its almost embarrassing in today's context..


China can leann...
by ravinder khatana (View MyPage) on Jun 08, 2010 12:43 PM

What a rubbish, What India can teach to anyone...corruption?, worst infrastructure?, Reservation?, false owner killing or how to build statues by public money? I think this author got kick from China or China paid him to write this kind of book just to misguide people. I feel sad but India need to learn from world...we don't have anything to teach.


What China can learn from India ?
by Vasanth K (View MyPage) on Jun 08, 2010 12:19 AM

Mmm... "What China can learn from India?" - My goodness, what an attitude problem we have. Historically a civilization that has learned from others has prospered and moved forward. While Chinese learned from others and have some inventions attributed to them, Indian civilization, in spite of all its shortcomings, ironically, maintained this attitude of superiority. One of the main reasons for India's backwardness is this attitude and failure to learn from others. On what basis can we claim we are superior to any? What has India achieved in world stage?


All the Indian Commie traitotrs are not going to like it
by Calspadeaspade (View MyPage) on Jun 07, 2010 05:34 PM | Hide replies

Though this article is a bit far fetched. One thing with chinese. No matter how much better they are from others , they never under estimate others. They are good learners. They are truly humble when it comes to learning unlike Indians. Indians think they know it all and they dont need to learn from any one except the west.


what is this ?
by RR (View MyPage) on Jun 07, 2010 10:22 AM | Hide replies

what bull shit topic is this ? "china learn from india" ?... change the heading for this article. we should learn a-z from china ...


There is nothing for china to learn from india.
by Guest (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2010 12:52 PM | Hide replies

One thing china can learn from its old shifu is how to piss on the sides of the roads without feeling ashamed about the passersby. China will no longer consider india as a shifu (chinese term for master). China has better role models now. Its a super-power on its own.


We will be ahead of China in coming years
by Tushar Gokhale (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2010 10:14 AM | Hide replies

What everyone is seeing here is China as a big brother to India and India is way to behind. I do agree but you all missed the point. The author is saying India is behind right now but in future it will be ahead. I do agree to this point as time passes we will progress and we are showing strong consistent economic growth. Unlike China's govt funded industry. There currency value and market value is not real and is determined by Govt.


Is this a classroom to learn?
by Mossad Krishna (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2010 09:56 AM

There is nothing in India that China can learn from and there is nothing in China that India has to learn from. Stop writing such defeatist and pessimistic articles! All that India and China need to do is to have a healthy competition in development and maintain a diplomatic and strategic relationship with each other. Stop writing such comparative, exaggerated, our of context and defeatist articles. PERIOD.


a lot more
by Desert Line (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2010 08:32 AM | Hide replies

China can learn a lot more from Indian; how to corrupt the system, how to loot public money and stock in swiss banks, how to harass public in the name so called democracy.


It's wrong to compare China to India
by Asim Jena (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2010 02:17 AM | Hide replies

It's wrong to compare China to India. China is at least 30 years ahead of India in development. The media coverage that you get in India is biased. Seeing is believing. Unless one goes and experiences the developments in China, he/she will not realize this. I am telling this because I was also thinking that India is comparable to China before actually visiting and seeing China.
My appeal to my fellow countrymen in India, please don't try to over-estimate India's growth. Try to develop India economically, politically, and socially. India has a log way to go.



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by SUDHIR RAO M (View MyPage) on Jun 05, 2010 11:27 PM | Hide replies

China hahahahahahhaha learning from India hahahahahahahahahahahahahah. Joke of the year. hahahahahahahahahahahah


by kavish agrawal (View MyPage) on Jun 05, 2010 09:59 PM | Hide replies

Is this a joke??
Shouldn't it be the other way round..!!
Its a shocking article..and whoever the writer is!!


nothing to learn from india
by J J (View MyPage) on Jun 05, 2010 09:42 PM

there is nothing that china needs to learn from india.the fact is that it is india which need to learn a lot from the chinese. china will be ruined if they start taking lessons from india.


India has lower IQ
by AMIT SEN (View MyPage) on Jun 05, 2010 09:41 PM | Hide replies

Indians have lower IQ than Chinese,so we have lot to learn from them


by Raj Gupta (View MyPage) on Jun 04, 2010 06:21 PM | Hide replies

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan told Indians that "From India, we have much to learn",

Now a Chinese businessman said Chinese should learn from India?

Who will be the next? A Japanese? A BT man? A Germany?

Nice to hear this kind of words.





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