The Indian Growth Model: A Chinese Perspective



This paper attempts to provide an analysis of the Chinese perspective of the Indian economic growth model. It examines the leading papers and comments, mostly published in the past decade, by eminent Chinese scholars in this regard. It finds out how the Chinese academics and analysts compare India’s growth model to China’s, how they view drivers and sustainability of India’s economic rise, how they evaluate the relations between India’s democracy and its growth and how they assess the meaning of India’s growth to China. This author endeavours to enrich the comparative research of the growth models of China and India and the discourse of the Sino-Indian relations.


Indian development model Chinese economy China–India relations Drivers of Indian economic growth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of South and South-East Asian StudiesChina Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)BeijingChina

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