Opinion | China has pulled ahead of India on far more than the economy
In economic terms, it’s around a dozen years ahead of us, but the gap is much larger when social indicators are considered
The spectacular rise of China over the past few decades has no parallel in human history. The People’s Republic of China was established 70 years ago this month under conditions of economic misery. It is today the main geopolitical challenger to the US. As a result of its profound economic transformation, China has taken a lead over India in the past two decades. How large is this lead?