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Old 04-03-2014, 02:49 PM
 
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Why are people in this thread placing India so far behind China?

China has a huge population to deal with before it can be a developed country. If it's economy was twice the size of the United States that would still not be big enough to provide a sufficient standard of living for its people in order for it to considered developed so I have a hard time predicting it to be in that category as quickly as a couple of the posters ahead of me do.
What is your critieria for developed?
China's population growth is slowing and declining which makes it easier for wealth to be shared among the general population plus they have invested a lot of money into their infrastructure and education system. India on the other hand has not done any of the above plus they have a huge corruption problem within their government which exceeds China's which has led me to believe that India won't become a fully developed country anytime soon (at least within my life time).
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Qatar was missed out, the richest country of Asia.

Macau is not classified as developed due to the importance of gambling industry and low overall level of education.

And that's why major cities in China and Singapore have a long road to be classsified as developed, there are many outsiders living there and on a low income compared with the locals. Human rights in Gulf states, China and Singapore are not as good as the West as well.

Malaysia is more developed than other Southeast Asian countries, just below Singapore and Brunei. All three were British territories with high usage of English.
Well yes, but Singapore isn't like 80% foreign like the UAE is. If you've visited both, like I have, you can clearly see they are not in the same category. I agree that in some ways human rights isn't good in Singapore and a lot of people are kind of poor and exploited. Construction workers and domestic helpers for instance.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Why are people in this thread placing India so far behind China?

China has a huge population to deal with before it can be a developed country. If it's economy was twice the size of the United States that would still not be big enough to provide a sufficient standard of living for its people in order for it to considered developed so I have a hard time predicting it to be in that category as quickly as a couple of the posters ahead of me do.
What is your critieria for developed?
It's true I feel the media especially in the West tends to just focus on golden example's of China's success, or else it's woeful human rights record, not so much on a lot of the rural poverty that still exists. Still, if we're talking grinding poverty China has eliminated a lot of that since the 80s and 90s and still a damn sight better than most of India. It's obviously a lot more developed, clean.etc in general than India, you won't see anything like this in China:

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Old 04-06-2014, 03:22 AM
 
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It was always thought that China and India would be the first two nations exterminated in WW3.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:34 AM
 
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According to the human development index, India has a lower HDI than that of many Sub Saharan African countries like Botswana and Ghana for example. So India will not become a 1st world country in our lifetime.

The standard of living in India is so poor that they make Brazil look like Switzerland.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:53 AM
 
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According to the human development index, India has a lower HDI than that of many Sub Saharan African countries like Botswana and Ghana for example. So India will not become a 1st world country in our lifetime.

The standard of living in India is so poor that they make Brazil look like Switzerland.
Well India has 1.2 billion to distribute it among. There's one toilet for over 100 people and yet people are talking about it becoming developed...yeah if you're the middle or upper class that makes up a few percent and lives in a few rich areas.

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Old 04-06-2014, 04:07 AM
 
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Well India has 1.2 billion to distribute it among. There's one toilet for over 100 people and yet people are talking about it becoming developing...yeah if you're the middle or upper class that makes up a few percent and lives in a few rich areas.
India is so poor that if it looked like Detroit, it would be considered a vast improvement. And Detroit is considered a toilet by American standards.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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India is so poor that if it looked like Detroit, it would be considered a vast improvement. And Detroit is considered a toilet by American standards.
Well at least India isn't as dangerous as Detroit - well at least in terms of crime, you're more likely to be run over by a tuk tuk or cow or get food poisoning lol.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:20 AM
 
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Well at least India isn't as dangerous as Detroit - well at least in terms of crime, you're more likely to be run over by a tuk tuk or cow or get food poisoning lol.
If you are female however you would likely to get raped there.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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If you are female however you would likely to get raped there.
You really believe you are likely to get raped? Millions of female tourists go to India every year and a few get raped and now it's 'most'? I guess you've fallen for media hysteria.
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