Why do others pay more attention to what China does and says than to what we do and say?
It can't only be its sizzling GDP growth, since we aren't doing badly either.
It isn't also its open economy, because we are open, too.
Why is it, then, that the world inevitably regards China, not India, as Asia's defining face?
Image: Xiang Junbo, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Agricultural Bank of China, second from right, and Yu Zhengsheng, Secretary of the Communist Party in Shanghai, right, mark the start of trading for the bank at the Shanghai Stock Exchange in Shanghai, China on July 15, 2010. State-owned Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. raised up to US$22.1 billion in a mammoth initial public offering despite the global economic crisis and concerns about its profitability.
Text: Barun Roy, Business Standard
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