India and China both has over 1 billion population & fastest growing leading economies but are exactly opposite in Political system/Economic Model.
Indians enjoys Democracy while Chinese are still having old style of Communism (developed by western Abrahmic culture for Power Centralization) which has failed in most part of the world due to too much CENTRAL Power in hands of few at top (same way Capitalism and Socialism works, both also derived from western Abrahmic culture of Centralization).
First time in history, after China’s July 2015 Economic Bubble burst, many Chinese leaders who were seeking Democracy in China will meet in Dharamshala- India for a conference between 28 April to 1 May, organized by US-based Chinese organization.
There have been voices inside and outside china to shade Communism and go for Democracy (adopting power Decentralization old culture of Sanatan Dharma/Hinduism/Buddhism).
Why China needs democracy?
Taiwan President calls on China to move toward democracy
Chinese in USA wishing democracy in China
Since 1960 displaced Tibetans living in India each year celebrates “Democracy Day”
Why World is at Cross Roads again after 300 years:
Post independence from barbarian European colonization & destructions in Asia in 20th century, China adopted Communism and India adopted Democracy which roughly suits to past thousands of years of continuous Indian Civilization; which was based on principle of DHARMA and KARMA.
Post 1978 internal economic development, China used to mock India and world that Communism is the best way for human Progress, citing GDP figures and growth inside China.
But, thanks to decline of West due to their past BAD KARMA post Colonization, again DEMOCRATIC India topples crisis leaden COMMUNNIST China in year 2015-16 in GDP figures and Foreign direct Investment.
India and China accounted 70 % of World GDP till 1750 with India at No 1 spot. History repeats again after 300 years, India’s GDP now growing faster than China and western Economies.
GDP of different countries in last 2000 years
India is fastest growing Economy in the world with 7.5+ % and China goes down below seven to 6.8 % , which is not enough to sustain China’s big bang plans to become World Not 1 superpower!
India-China shares brotherhood through common Hinduism-Buddhism culture:
For the sake of better life to all humanity, India and China both needs to be developed Economically, Spiritually and Politically with Mutual Respect towards each other and with others.
This will help lifting many Poor living in difficult conditions due to European/British destruction and their loot in the Asia region between 17-20th centuries.
Also, together China + India = 2.5 billion human power and internal market is good for lifting World Economy, which is struggling due to stupid (cunning) Western Political and Economic polices based on forceful interventions to grab local Natural resources using hard-power against weak countries worldwide.
Most important, Culturally India and china are like brothers; both societies are based on Hinduism and Buddhism (Dharma and Karma) lifestyles. If India can adopt culture of Decentralization of Power structure using Democracy, why can’t China implement it successfully for future growth??
In china, building BIG is sign of Success!!…Chengdu, 4th largest city in China with population of 40 millions (4 Crores), now has world’s commercial building “New Century Global Centre” , size of 329 football fields, can accommodates 20 Sydney Opera buildings inside!
Size of this Mall is 1.9 million sq meters or more than 20 million sq ft (1 million = 10 lakhs). It has…
150 + Malls/Outlets inside!
Indoor Artificial Beach
Indoor Water park
LCD screen of 150 m (50 Storage high) i.e more than Statue of Liberty (30 storage high)
On the other side, by creating world’s biggest construction bubble for faster growth/GDP figures to “Catch/Copy West” mindless rush, ordinary Chinese people seems to be lagging behind the plan…They have to borrow to buy all this high-price places leaving behind their ancestors towns/farmlands, etc to work as labors in big newly constructed cities.
Such cities now has majority Middle Class people i.e. low-Consumption but high class city malls?? Result will be this…
Urban Decay – Ghost Malls & Ghost City at Tianjin-China
Bad Construction – Topple buildings in China
People fear faulty Escalators at Shopping Malls in China
Newly built Bullet Train Accident in China
– FYI…Japanese Shinkansen Bullet Train, which has carried over 10 billion passengers since launched in 1964, is only bullet train service in the world without any accident!
All this is happening because of mindless fad of Copy West Consumerism agenda leaving behind beautiful 5000+ years’ Chinese legacy & culture…To understand why this Boom & Doom is happening in China or in West, we need to understand 2 basic approaches of human development, a country adopts, which directly depends on its Faith/ Belief systems…
West (Top-Bottom) Vs East (Bottom-Up) Lifestyle:
Top-Bottom approach – Western (Abrahmic 2500+ years traditions)
Bottom-Top approach – Eastern/Indian (Dharmic 12000+ years traditions)
In Top-Down approach, top leaders/rulers/Elites plan lifestyle for masses as per their Agenda followed by Propaganda & PR machineries…This approach might be suitable for Western Abrahmics traditions but not eastern Sanatan Dharmic Traditions (Hinduism/Buddhist/Jains/Sikhs) in Asia, where generally Bottom-UP approach works i.e. people decides what they want, rulers/politicians/leaders must plan policies accordingly!
Another important belief comparison, Western Abrahmic tradition focuses more on Objective things than Subjective….Eastern/Indian Dharmic tradition focuses more on Subjective things than Objective!
Thus BIG construction (Objective / visually) or Expensive Project means Good in Abrahmic tradition…not necessarily true for Dharmic tradition. Dharmic way says, if Big is needed build it, if not required don’t waste resources just for Objective show-off!
Since last 5000+ years China is like India’s cultural brother & partner with presence of ancient Hinduism/Buddhism (Dharmic) lifestyle, which is Bottom-Up approach….
Suddenly, since last 30 years, China tried to copy West (Abrahmics Top-bottom) & trying to destroy last 5000 years of social lifestyle without analyzing impact on Social, Emotional & Economical level on people.
Such transformations from “Bottom-Top” to “Top-Bottom” should take slowly in 100 years only if people demands for it… else it would be stressful & wasteful for country.
Ancient Hindu civilization had well planned cities with underground drainage system, planned houses and water channels to every home, etc as per their need.
See Dholavira-Gujarat excavations in India or Mohanjodaro-Harappa cities flourished on the banks of Saraswati & Sindhu Rivers (what west deliberately propagates it as separate Indus civilization to break it from continuous 12000+ years old mother Hindu civilization).
In 19th century, Chandigadh and Gandhinagar planned cities (typical western Top-Bottom approach) were built in India during British time, but till date they couldn’t be important cities in India…However, well planned areas or new suburbs, as per people’s demand (Bottom-Top approach), near big City are popular in Indian cities like Navi Mumbai (New Bombay) or Delhi-NCR, or in Banglaloru, Hydrabad, etc…
Recently, Lavasa near Pune/Mumbai was built as planned city (Top-Bottom approach) in heart of Sayandri hills and riverside, but it is not yet popular as it’s far away from old city. It is now just weekend hangout spot for Pune people to see landscapes and riverside!…Kinnda Ghost city of India??
Lavsa City-near Pune
See- India plans to upgrade top 100 cities as SMART cities as per demand
Hope Indians are learning lessons from this…mindless copying of West is a disaster!
Yes..this also shows too much Materialism & Consumerism destroys civilization!
Giving boost to Government’s #MakeInIndia initiative, with single largest investment plan, world electronics giant FOXCONN will invest about Rs 35000 Crores ($5 billion USD) in western state of Maharashtra in India.
India is one of largest electronics markets and expected to be $400 billion USD by 2022 from ~$75 billion in 2015.
FOXCONN, $130 billion Taiwanese multinational, is World’s largest Electronics Contractor Manufacturer and 3rd largest IT company by revenue.
Company will start R&D centre, Software-Hardware integration plant, hardware manufacturing and green housing city for employees in 1500 Acres land at Pune (near Mumbai).
When asked why the chosen Maharashtra state over other locations, Foxconn chaiman Mr Terry Gou praised Maharashtra CM (see 3rd Video) for his Leadership, Hardwork, Efficiency, fast Decision Making and Passion to facilitate Foxconn to invest in his State than other options!
Maharashtra state Chief Minister Mr Devendra Fadnavissaid FOXCONN will provide direct jobs to 50000 people (scalable upto 300000) in state.
Foxconn is world’s supplier of leading brands – BlackBerry, Xiomi, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U to name few.
Its a very unique “Soft-Hard” ware tie up for Indian Techies as India is one of the largest suppliers of Software Technology and FOXCONN is largest in Hardware manufacturer.
Make in India gets a Boost – Foxconn to Invest $5 Billion in Maharashtra
Foxconn Says Looking at Long Term Investments in India (#MakeInMaharashtra)
CM Devendra Fadnavis- signing of 5 billion dollar MoU between GoM & Foxconn, with Press announcement
Know in 7 minutes, why China’s market crashed and its impact on World!
Materialism/Greed is distroying whole Western civilization, why Asians are also running after this Crap Self-destructive Culture?
Follow safe & proven Traditional (non-stock based) investments i.e Gold-Family-Land and save yourself…
Sad, about 90 million (9 Cr) middle class Chinese lost over $3 trillions in 2 weeks by crashing Stock over 30% (more than 2008 US crash in such short period)! Many also took heavy loan to invest in stock!
Mr Chris Chappel of ‘China Uncensored’ on Market Carsh July 2015
Image credit: Screen Shot from clip
Souces: china Uncensored show, youtube, google search
Too much Copycat! It seems in China people misunderstood “Copyright” as “Copying is Right” 🙂 🙂
See China’s many copycat cities below…
US author Ms Binaca Bosker in her research showing how China had copied whole European (French,Greek,Austrian,German,Italy,Netherland) city and built it for people, not Amusement Park etc, real city for Chinese buyers.
She has visited many such Copycat cities and discussed the impact of it on China and original place’s tourism, etc in her book – “Original Copies: Archetectural Minicry in Contemporary China”
In India, there are some localities/parks which are inspired by famous Archetecures from abroad (see Lavasa City below) but generally people like to Celebrate Diversity and Different local indian culture based Archetecture in various states across India.
Hope Chinese will understand,its actually good to belong to the Different culture, heritage and civilization, not whole world should copy to be Same (like Clone).
Being Differnt and preserving diversity is good for world society.Each country must preseve their Differnce and Diversity, Sameness in the World will be boring!
Author Ms Bosker showing Copycat Architecture Rises in China’s Building Boom
Author discussing why Chinese psyche of copycat and its impact on China and Western original cities
Inhabitat Interview: Bianca Bosker Talks About Chinese Duplitecture
Chinese Copycats: The Moola Files
Venice in China -Zhujiajiao Watertown
Paris-France in china
Austrian UNESCO Townin China
German City in China
English Themes Town
Neatherlands Town in Gaoqiao-China
Italy City in China
Manhattan-NY in china
Even after copying and investing huge amount, some are turned into Ghost Cities. Read my previous detail post –Ghost cities around the world China’s Empty Cities
INDIA-New Lake city, “Lavasa” near Pune/Mumbai is Mix Indo-European Archetecuture; inspired from archeteture of European styled river side city mixed with Indian old city style…
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Image credit: from clips above
Souces:Youtube, Google search, and all links in the post.