For last couple of weeks I am reading abt indo-china relation, abt overpowering India in the long run etc etc. I really find quite interesting. So would like to share with u ladies. What do u ladies think will India win in the long run??? I’m forwarding u the article frm TOI & here is the link- http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Will_China_win_in_the_long_run/articleshow/539848.cms Will China win in the long run? Ashwani Windlass <?xml:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" /><v:shapetype id=_x0000_t75 stroked="f" filled="f" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" oreferrelative="t" o:spt="75" coordsize="21600,21600"><v:stroke joinstyle="miter"></v:stroke><v:formulas><v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"></v:f></v:formulas><vath o:connecttype="rect" gradientshapeok="t" o:extrusionok="f"></vath><o:lock aspectratio="t" v:ext="edit"></o:lock></v:shapetype><v:shape id=_x0000_i1025 style="WIDTH: 7.5pt; HEIGHT: 7.5pt" alt="" type="#_x0000_t75"><v:imagedata o:href="http://images.photogallery.indiatimes.com/images/spacer.gif" src="file:///C:/DOCUME~1/ADMINI~1/LOCALS~1/Temp/msoclip1/02/clip_image001.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape> There is little to contend that this century belongs to India and China. Who will come first – India or China? This debate calls for a comparison of ground realities shaping the two nations. Macro level first. We boast of a well-entrenched, successful democracy. We have a structure of states and the Centre. From village panchayats to Parliament, from lower courts to the Supreme Court, from small newspapers to the national media, from the junior-most officials to the Cabinet Secretary, we have a multiplicity of tiers for carving policies. The system puts our best executive and political talent on the top chairs that think and speak far too much. They are divorced from the ground reality of implementation. Our systemic growth and evolution, therefore, are slow. Our grand visions many times degenerate into weak, difficult-to-implement macro-level manoeuvres that are often without perspective. Upshot: we act an asymmetrical (mistaken often as pluralistic), dissension-filled society of divisions and dichotomies. Hence, what we plan, we do not realise. What we realise is far less than we, the people, are capable of. This is now almost an institutionalised widening of the gap between our reality and aspiration. We make policies for individuals and not for the society. Therefore, the individual’s interest perpetuates and some, not all, individuals succeed. Society only benefits marginally. Whether society succeeds or not is a big question mark. In China, the gigantic size of development hits you. It speaks loudly of a national vision, macro capability, management bandwidth and execution skills - all residing together with the central Communist leadership that rules the roost. From Beijing to any far-flung city, the party is able to ride over dissent to implement any policy or project. The biggest surprise is the overarching elements of innovation and creative thinking that are key parts of an authoritarian think tank. This abundance of creative approach in building a nation is the single-most redeeming feature of China. This, together with their commitment, makes everything else wilt against their willpower to achieve. So while individuals gain, the system succeeds, as it is supreme.