What is the biggest difference between China and India?
Sainath, Graduate History & General Awarnes, Osmania University (2015)
First of all we all are HUMANS!!!!!!
Here difference between India & china are geographical, physical, linguistic and administration ( NOTE:- So many answers on cultural difference which i don’t agree)
China is 3 times larger than India. Most of INDIA is in tropical zone whereas china is in temperate zone which makes it cooler than India. ironically India also receive huge snow fall thanks to mighty Himalayas, again ironically Chinese don’t have hot desert climate, so sad that Chinese miss safari nights which Indian’s enjoy:#thar desert:. both countries have sandy beaches, thick forest and LIFE LINE rivers like yangtze & ganga(felling sad to mention that ganga is most polluted river).
I have noticed Chinese males don’t have thick beard like Indian men which makes Indian very manly, whereas Chinese males have soft skin(personal experience)silky hair’s. eye’s formation is also a significant difference.
Entire world know that India is a multi-linguistic country with more than 1600+ registered languages whereas 90% Ethnic HAN Chinese speak only one language which make the business to run smoothly. In India business man cannot expand his business beyond his native language. due to many languages, India has uncountable poet’s, different songs,multiple film industries etc.,which makes India like a RAINBOW NATION.
AS I MENTIONED IN BEGINNING THAT THEIR IS NO CULTURAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INDIA AND CHINA, HERE ARE SOME POINTS TO PROVE MY STATEMENT:
1.Both countries have very strong family values, I mean to say arrange marriages & joint families etc.,
2.Both countries are ANCIENT CIVILIZATION’S and traditional in approach. Though china had cultural revolution by communist party in 1949 but still religion prevail’s in china which can move gears quickly. It seems that Chinese have just paused the religion for development, Chinese can restore it at anytime.
3.Indians gave women a status of goddess(DURGA) Chinese gave women a statues of goddess(Guanyin)
4.India gave YOGA to world china gave MARTIAL ART’S. India gave Ayurvedha to world where as china gave gunpowder. both contributed equally to world
5.Some people are arguing that India is more vibrant than china, my question to you folks is how come china have more UNESCO sites than India? for me it sounds good to say that both countries are equally vibrant.
How come Chinese culture will be different to Indian culture as you know former is inspired by later. AS NOBLE PRIZE NOMINATED AUTHOR “Hu Shih” RIGHTLY MENTIONED.
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LONG LIVE INDIA-CHINA RELATIONSHIP, LOVE FROM INDIA TO CHINA
Puneeth Babu, Skeptic
Originally Answered: What are the common interests between China and India?
In one line, China is looking for an economic colony and India for an investing colonial master.
China at present has a large amount of surplus capital and decreasing market for its goods. So it is looking out for potential markets for its goods as well as secure investments. It also wants to move up the supply chain and manufacturing where it produces the high value, high end products while the basic and more polluting industries are shifted out of main land China.
India on the other hand is looking for solutions to the rising unemployment and challenges in meeting the rising needs of its population. It is thus looking for investments in the more employment generating industries like manufacturing, tourism and hospitality etc. This is where China is trying to meet the needs of India.
Though this appears normal on the surface, this is exactly the same condition which prevailed during colonial times where the colonies were seen as destination for surplus capital and a market for finished goods.
Vishal Gaur, studied at St Stephen's School
Originally Answered: What are five big differences between India and China?
China is hardware power. India is software power
China population is white chinese. India population is brown indians.
China eats whatever moves. India prays ( worships) whatever moves (and does not move)
Chandravadan Trivedi, former Retired Fishery Scientist
Originally Answered: What are the common interests between China and India?
Both wants to become Asian super power & wants to garner as much energy resources form overseas as possible.
China will establish many military centres along the rail line from Khasgar to Gwader. Terrorists are going to meddle this line & both the authoritative defence forces will try to mow down as much of the mischief mongers as possible - this is in India's interest.
India is supplying plenty of English Language teachers for the Chinese to study the language & once the common Chinese take to understand the world, things will be different - advantage India.
A good amount of Indian fish not exported to non-Chinese countries, are gobbled up by China, which is in India's interest. India's catch gets the price.
Substantial amount of iron not processed at home is exported to China, which advantageous to both of them.
Rail line from China to Bangla Desh will give some amount of work to the latter & export & import from & to Chittogong will fruitfully employ the locals.
China has Naval presence in waters around Somalia, to keep the Somalian pirates at bay. India also has the same arrangement, such an action has brought down piracy around Somalian waters.
What is the biggest difference between China and India?
The biggest difference is India has very rich culture - food, way of living, family values, practices (ceremonies and functions), freedom to accept other cultures and languages to name a few compared to China’s rudimentary culture.
On the other hand, the biggest China achievement in growth is because of their disciplined Communist Government now practicising communist capitalism and of course India has failed so far despite more intelligent population
Bhaskar Subramanian, works at Semiconductors
China plans something and does it.
India plans something and talks about it.
Kung Fu - YOGA
Manufactured by a video-game developer Bluehole.
China has banned PUBG. Meanwhile, Bluehole has made revenue of millions from India.
In short, China is much more concerned about the productivity of its workforce.
This is the biggest difference.
Pretty much explains why with a population size that is virtually same, they have 3 times more GDP than India.
Vaibhav Savandre, Btech CSE from Lovely Professional University- LPU (2022)
If u have 6 Chinese people round a table u will have only one opinion on a topic.
But if u have 6 Indians round a table u will definetily have 6 different opinions
Vikram H, A political nerd!
I would like add sphere of influence as one common interest. China is looking to expand its influence outside of Asia, while india is also looking to increase its influence. China's current interests are towards becoming a hard power(military). India on other hand is using soft power (culture) such as yoga for example, to show its rise in the world. India's interest in a few decades will shift to hard power, when it's economy will begin to rival China's.
Yogesh Purohit, B. Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering (2011)
There are lot of differences one may point out.
China has 'the great Wall of china'.
India has ‘the taj-mahal'.
It's a endless list with equally endless list of similarities.
But if I have to point out one difference then it would be The Geat Wall and The Taj Mahal.
These are two wonders of the world, which points out multiple things about the countries. Both countries have many more structural monuments which could be pointed out as well.
Both countries have long history.
Sadhan Sanyal, former ,Retired senior citizen at Retirement
In 1948 China and India had same economy after 70 yrs China’s economy is 5 Times that of India, it is now 2nd rank after US,in another 10 yrs it will reach on top, that is no 1
Rajkumar Chharush, ASI, CISF at Ministry of Home Affairs, India
This : India promises, China delivers.
Seevendra Dwivedi, lives in India (1993-present)
China has most hardworking people after japan , but in india there are people who go for finding easier ways.
Chandrasekaran Nair, Off-shore Installation Manager (OIM) at --- (2000-present)
Both r populated nations.. one is discipline nation through laws. Other one is destroyed by UK LAWS
Ramesh Babu, Scholar in Residence at Foundation for Democratic Reforms (2013-present)
China is bigger, more powerful, and aggressive. India is a status quo power. India has no designs to occupy the lands of others.
Swagat Mohapatra, Network engineer academy
China is 25 years ahead of India in terms of infrastructure development and technology.
Samba Siva Rao Kadiam, Retired Senior Librarian, Atomic Energy Education Society
1.One fourth of the world population is living in both countries of China and India. (world populatiojn is 700 crore; China 130 crore and India 125 crore).
2.Both countries got independence after World War-II. (India in 1947 and China in 1949).
3.China is Community country whereas India follows Parliament Democracy.
4.China followed a expansive territorial policy which occupied Tibet, Xinjiang and Aksai Chin whereas Sikkim was joined into Indian Union by plebiscite in 1975.
5.China atained nuclear power coutry in 1964 whereas India beomes nuclear power country in 1974.
6.China wants super power in Asian Continent whereas India emerged a big brother in South Asia Region.
7.China helping Pakistan to develop missiles whereas India is selling missiles to Vietnam.
8.China is angry upon India because 14th DALAI LAMA ruling excile Tibetian government from India. Dharmasala is a seat of spiritual leader in Himachal Pradesh and Second place is BYLAKUPPE near Mysore.
9.China has adopted a policy of “my enemy’s enemy is my friend”. Therefore Pakistan’s enemy is India and India’s enemy is China therefore China is a friend of Pakistan.
Atul Singhai, Doctor at BLK Super Speciality Hospital (2018-present)
As an Indian who's living in china for almost seven years from now, I have personally observed some similarities and differences in these two cultures. I’ll try to put forward some major one’s here….Without any bias.
One obvious difference is of Culture. Although these Asian countries were once a home to many ancient civilizations, yet with their unique & indifferent patterns of growth, there are hardly any similarities between their major customs and traditions. From the Traditional dresses to the regular cuisines ; and from art & literature to architecture nothing seems to be very much related. By saying that I must admit that these two countries still remain most interesting nations of the modern world.
One can also observe a major difference in food culture; Traditionally Chinese people have culture of consuming boiled vegetables using their regional and indigenous spices , they hardly use any kind of vegetable oils. Sea food, Various types of Meat and rice is something they are fond of.
Whereas the situation in India is completely different India has a rich and diverse food culture, from light and healthy South Indian idli to heavy buttery North Indian stuffed parathas, there are about 6000 popular cuisines one can taste. Indian culture is pretty much into fried, curry based food habits and you can also observe high influence of vegetarianism.
Amazingly For Chinese -Tea is dry leaves/ flowers/ seeds in boiled water with no sugar at all ,and this super healthy herbal tea is something they like to drink; but for Indians tea without milk and sugar is something really hard to imagine.
Let’s talk about some other parameters like Development. There is a significant difference in economy and growth of China and India , Although both these Asian nations are fastly growing and are emerging economies of the world. Still, commercial growth, industrialisation, modernisation and enhancement of basic public facilities are much more Noticeable in china as compare to India.
India and China both possess a huge variety of flora and fauna. There are numerous beautiful tourist spots, wild life sanctuaries, national parks and Bio-reserves , some really nice natural destinations and even artificial landscapes which has been established over years to promote tourism Still , when it comes to history and archeology India seems to be much more diversified may be it’s because indian doors were open to the world since ancient times and that brought Many world arts like Mughal, Persian, British and Portuguese together at one place making India more interesting; and so its fascination have always been more among tourists.
Here it is important to mention that just because of their world class facilities and western adaptations , the inflow of tourists might still be more in China compare to India but, for a traveller their journey to the world is not complete until they see India; and I say that because this traditional and cultural diversity of India is something unique and beyond comparision.
China has both domestic and international laws and they are made to be properly followed. while Indian law and order system is typically slow and flexible ,this can be one reason why people feel more safer in China compare to India.
In India prevails family values, it's more into morals and ethics. It's a land of mystic gurus, yoga and various new & existing belief systems. On the other hand China is way too much into money making, commercialization and new constructions, as a result it's losing those cultural and traditional values gradually. People are so busy making money to support their lives, that you'll find them actually very less culturally or spiritually awakened.
China kept its doors almost closed for centuries to the globalization, that is why adaptations and acceptance of various cultures is something you'll not find here, on a contrary, India has a history of invasions and so is known to have nourished many cultures together, there are more than 56 languages of its own origin and 18 of foreign origins including English, Arabic and Persian. While China was always supportive of their very own mandarin, indigenous language and so it still struggles on foreign language platforms. Indians not just learned many languages but also mastered some foreign languages, and thus of now became one of the largest English speaking country in the world.
China is good for people who like advances, westo-modern lifestyle, skyscrapers, bridges, new constructions, advance technologies and bussiness more than everything; yes offcourae they have many beautifully preserved and well maintained heritage centers too; but, you will not find much historicity, diversity, and variety in china until you’re going to real remote areas; while if we talk of India , which is more known for its cultural diversity, mystics, philosophies, and attractive natural landscapes is something you’ll find everywhere. It is said that every few 100 km’s not just costumes changes but also the language, cuisines and lifestyle. its reality, historicity and authenticity of Indian culture which makes India more interesting and colorful.
India is a land of origin of Yoga, and four of the 10 major world religions. Known for art, theatre, Bollywood and dance forms And so without doubt one step forward of china in field of entertainment.
China being known for The Great Wall, martial arts and Kung fu have also seen few of the greatest dynasties of world history. Chinese empires and their long history holds many great legends but since it was pretty difficult for scholars to understand language of ancient China, many chapters are still matter of research, rather than preserving those gems China is way busy in building skyscrapers And erecting western replicas I think.
Though both of these nations are admirable in many senses and are flag bearer of Asian culture still there are demons they have to overcome. Ruined politics, corruption, and poverty are biggest hurdles in the way of development of India; there are still some great targets India needs to achieve not just a GDP, while lack of cultural adaptations, secularism, strict and complicated law ,- and obviously decreasing traditional values are something China needs to take care of.