A Lopsided Rivalry
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.