A Lop­sided Rivalry

India Today - - UPFRONT -

In In­dia, we of­ten com­pare our­selves to China, kid our­selves that we are com­peti­tors and geopo­lit­i­cal coun­ter­weights. The truth is that, in eco­nomic terms, we are no match. The gulf is star­tling. Ma­ha­rash­tra, by far In­dia’s rich­est state, is matched in GDP by Congquing, ranked 20th of China’s 31 prov­inces. Ti­bet, China’s poor­est prov­ince, would be the 16th rich­est state in In­dia.

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