Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Map from: bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/viewthread.php?tid=647194
In India "the boom of the past 15 years has done more than any government policy to lift old barriers between religions and castes, and between the cities and the rural poor, even if the contrasts are still breathtaking.
"This week’s figures showing food price inflation of 15 per cent are a warning sign.
"Industrial output grew by 9.1 per cent in September compared with a year earlier — hardly sluggish — but fears of rising interest rates are pushing down projections from here onwards.
"India’s best answers to clashes among its own people and in its neighbours have been, first, democracy, which gives a voice to those tensions, and second, economic success." - India and Pakistan relations 'better than feared'
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