Thursday, April 29th


Leaping Tigers, Hidden Dragons: A Wide Angle on India-China

China and India, two of the biggest developing countries and euphemistically referred to as the Asian Tigers, are poised to dominate the 21st century. Their economic growth continues to surprise the developed world even after the financial meltdown of 2009.  Both countries have tremendous potential amid significant social problems.

The two countries account for 40 percent of the world’s population and 9 percent of the world GDP.  They vie as rivals for western markets on the ground and for business in space. The two countries whose bilateral trade exceeds 52 billion US dollars are also geo-political rivals.

Both India and China are nuclear powers, having gone to war once (1962) and remain in conflict over the last six decades regarding border issues and on Tibet. What does this rivalry mean for the region and the world?

Both countries have significant disparities in their populations’ sex ratio, widespread corruption, poverty and censorship. How will these factors affect their success?

Panelists include
Gerard Roland, Chair of Economics Department, UC Berkeley
Maureen Fan, China Correspondent, The Washington Post
Ashok Deo Bardhan, Senior Research Associate, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Ben A. Oppenheim, Research Fellow, Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
Shashi Buluswar, Dalberg, Global Development Advisors
Todd Carrel, Visiting Lecturer, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Xiao Qiang
, Adjunct Professor, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, founder and editor-in-chief of the China Digital Times
Moderated by Nupur Basu, Visiting Lecturer, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Join us at the Graduate School of Journalism for a lively panel discussion about these power-house countries.


Graduate School of Journalism and the Institute of East Asian Studies


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