Thursday, 18 September 2014


China started its economic reforms in the late 1970s. In 1980, China’s GDP–both in absolute and per capita terms in PPP dollars–was smaller than India. In 1984, the Chinese economy overtook us in terms of absolute value of output.
Interestingly, until 1991, the year when India started its economic reforms, India’s GDP per capita was higher than China’s. Since then, the gap between the two economies has only widened. Some experts believe that the economic reforms did not work that well in India because before opening its economy China managed to bring some level of social equality by doing land reforms and ensuring access to education to all section of society. Also its economy is growing at a faster rate while the population growth has stabilized


Source : TOI

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