Modi likely to be pragmatic toward China
14 May 2014
With election results due tomorrow morning, Chinese seem to be quite positive about Modi coming to power. In my 7-day trip to Shanghai (5-11 May 2014) to various think tanks like the Academy of World Watch and universities like SUIBE, I realized the extent to which Modi is popular with the young Chinese!
“Modi, 63, who serves as chief minister of Gujarat in western India, is famed for his pro-business approach, and has made four trips to China to woo Chinese investment.”
“In a 2011 issue of The Economist, Gujarat was described as “India’s Guangdong,” as the state accounted for 5 percent of India’s population but 16 percent of its industrial output and 22 percent of its exports.”
For details see http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/860166.shtml