4 Feedback BUSINESS
One size doesn’t fit all
They have to play with rules set by others yet there is hope that the two rising nations are likely to play to reinforce each other.
LOCAL SELF GOVERNMENT
10 Grass with no roots
Neither in China will harmony prevail, nor in India inclusive growth occur unless we have in both countries a much higher measure of people’s involvement in the building of their own lives.
24 Media must not
Sustained effort by the two governments is the only long term solution to improved media ties.
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lose its soul
Prof Tan Chung is at present an Academic Associate at the University of Chicago and Emeritus Member of the Institute of Chinese Studies in New Delhi. Manju Hara caught up with the professor to understand his views on the prickly media issue.
The media seems to be at war where India and China are concerned. Facts do not seem to matter as some Indian media organisations believe that is the best way to grab a larger market share. Similar responses are emerging from the Chinese side as well. The threat to a stable India-China relationship seems coming not from the governments, but from sections within the media. We spoke to a crosssection of media representatives to get their versions.
Co-operation rather than conflict should have been the leitmotif of their rise as global economic powers, but both China and India have failed to dispel the mutual suspicion that blights bilateral ties. And the media must shoulder a lot of the blame.
44 The Zen of
A religion that had its roots in India but blossomed in faraway China.
58 Chinese Spring
Festival 2011 & The Conference
50 Cultural park
60 Exhibitions &
for all religions
It was the 11th century Tibetan poet who once said: “There is no place more powerful for practice, more blessed, or more marvelous than this (Mount Kailash). May all pilgrims and practitioners be welcome.” How true!
In India & In China
the world economy
China and India can complement each other by building good synergy between hardware and software—or in other words between the world’s factory and the world’s office.
Besides Buddhism, two towering figures have epitomized and carried forward India-China friendship and amity to great heights.
56 Excuse me while
I kiss the sky
At this heavenly lake, white c louds drift while the mountains reach the blue sky.
62 Farewell My
beyond the great wall
64 A Morning Brush
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