THE CHALLENGE AND THE OPPORTUNITY
The balance of power will shift to the East as China and India evolve
The economic momentum isn't unstoppable. China and India face huge obstacles to growth
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Economist Hai Wen on the challenges ahead in maintaining the current momentum in coming years, from exports to health care
Economist Fan Gang points to a 70% share of GDP now in private hands, but he acknowledges that much improvement is still needed
A large study gives insight into the mindset of China's increasingly varied consumers, a complexity foreign outfits need to get to grips with
The country's younger generation is shedding submissive attitudes, wants careers, and longs for wealth. And marketers are paying attention
An economist and a mathematician say open borders are still best, but America must remain committed to innovation and smart policies
Nurses and barbers don't need to fear for their livlihoods, say two researchers. Most everyone else, don't be so confident
Take a quick trip through 4,600 years of economic, political, and cultural history
The debate's first question is, Will India ever grow as rapidly as China? If so, how might that occur?
The debate's second question is, Is China's rapid rise good for the rest of the world? Or something to be feared? Or some of each?
The debate's third question is, Are India and China rivals for world markets and resources, or will they tend to be business partners?
The debate's fourth question is, What should the U.S., and individual Americans, do to keep good, high-paying jobs in the U.S.?
The debate's fifth question is, Will either or both become leaders in technological innovation? And if so, in what fields?
The debate's sixth question is, How are young Indians and Chinese different from their elders? Smarter? Lazier? Less obedient?
The debate's seventh question is, What books do you think would help people understand China, India, or both?
The debate's final question is, Both China and India appear to be on a path of strong and sustainable growth. What, if anything, might knock them off this path?
THE NEW CORPORATE MODEL
These Indian companies realized Western models won't work
Wipro and other Indian info-tech companies are boosting efficiency by emulating the Japanese carmaker
A look at how one globalized worker, an Indian medical claims supervisor, manages her day
Investor alert: India's companies beat China's
China's multinationals, powerful as they seem, are still beholden to the Party. That's both a blessing and a burden
The acquisition of IBM's PC unit brings more than "management and synergy," says CFO Mary Ma, who sees a wide world opportunities
John Bank runs a successful small manufacturer in Chicago -- but he feels compelled to stake out a future in Asia. Here's why
CFO Vincent Yan on how Beijing does -- and doesn't -- support it, the Thomson merger, and the marketplace's "extreme challenges"
CEO Edward Tian discusses the challenges of running the state-owned telco and the "50% business and 50% politics balance" it entails
After years of frustration for U.S. companies, China starts to pay off
The multinational's top exec in the country explains where it fits in the "One GE" strategy
CEO Rudnitsky says the chain's "woeful" global presence will change and thinks the burgeoning Chinese middle class offers "huge opportunities"
Haworth Furniture made a ho-hum start of its China venture. When its approach to the market clicked, so did its fortunes
The engine maker runs different game plans in India and China
Can a Chinese bank be a model for heroic reform?
Investors in China and India can benefit from a guide who knows the terrain. Here are a few tips from some old hands
THE EDUCATION GAP
As more Indian children flood into schools, educators struggle to boost quality
Manipal Institute of Technology and other second-tier schools like it are India's real tech secrets
How Indian tech companies are helping to incubate startups
China has made great strides. Now can it fix its backward rural schools?
Shantou University offers a blueprint for education reform
Berkeley's Julia Hsiao discusses educational reforms being pioneered at Shantou University. "We are creating a ripple effect," she says
THE LEAP AHEAD
By leveraging software wizardry and low-cost talent, India is eyeing the next level: Tech innovation
Big Blue is making a big play in the subcontinent's tech sector, partly by hiring more locals
That's how Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani sees the country's impact on the U.S. economy, through globalization and outsourcing
Sarnoff and other big tech names are setting up research operations in India -- and not just because of the cheap labor
China's rapid rise in science could make it a valuable ally in breakthrough research
Scientist Han Jie took his American training back to China to help create a world-class nanotech research center in Shanghai
It's adding massive factory capacity in tech-intensive industries such as autos and electronics
THE SOCIAL AGENDA
A grassroots movement of activists and lawyers is helping increasingly assertive workers get their due
Not only must Huang Huiping find workers for local factories, she must defend their rights and conditions. That can be a tough brief
A top official of China's only union discusses duking it out with Wal-Mart, recruiting migrants, and gearing up for labor arbitration
Lee Cheuk Yan of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions talks about the challenges of protecting workers
Pollution still chokes China, but green technology is starting to emerge
As the Middle Kingdom's economy has grown, so have the environmental costs of largely unregulated growth
The windfarm at Huitengxile can't compete with coal-fired generators, but a global market in emission rights could change that
Where some see pollution, Veolia's Jorge Mora sees $800 million worth of environmental projects, with lots more to come
For those at the bottom, standards of living are inching higher
WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE U.S.
How the U.S. could beat the gloomy projections
As rivals abroad continue to underprice it by huge margins, one factory worker tries to cope with her fading prospects for a job in Ohio