Do the Chinese know that India is the most powerful country in Asia？
Christan Wayne lived in Taiwan(2014-2015)
I have a few Chinese friends and I asked them in wechat（Chinese whatsapp）yesterday which country is the strongest one in Asia？Guess what？Around half of them answered India，the rest saying Japan，but only ONE told me their country is the most powerful.
So，according to my tests，the most powerful country in Chinese people’s heart is either India or Japan，not China
Shu Lee，B.A.in Chinese studies
Yes we all know that facts about Chinese financial power and there is no denying it.However，there is one point to add to the discussion at hand
The Chinese do know and have already historically conceded that India is or was more.powerful than China in terms of religion.The historical evidence for this was what happened with the Chinese monk Xuanzang in the Tang Dynasty（the Golden Age of Chinese cultural power）
Xuanzang travelled to India with the support of the Tang Emperor on a mission to retrieve holy Buddhist scriptures in Sanskrit with the express purpose to learn more about Buddhism.On arrival back to the Tang Dynasty，he was consequently supported by the Tang Emperor（again）to establish a translation bureau for the spread of Buddhism.
This caused a revival of Buddhism within China and spread like wildfire to other Asian nations Buddhism then became so popular all throughout China and Asia that it is still very evident that its legacy is alive even to this day.
Xuanzang’s journey became so significant to the Chinese that modern Chinese scholars till this day consider the fictional retelling of his journey，called”Journey to the West，”one of the four classics of Chinese literature.
This all originated in India.The legacy of Chinese civilisation is great because it is still alive in Korea，Vietnam and Japan today.
The legacy of Indian civilisation is great because it has influenced Chinese civilisation，rather than the other way round.
This is where most Chinese have to thank the Indians
Abhishek Chakraborty，PhD Computer Science，Indian Institute of Technology，Bombay
Any sensible educated，or atleast aware，Indian knows that India has a lot of problems toovercome to become most powerful in Asia.No Indian in his/her right mind thinks India is currently at the top；if one does，he/she is a self-deluding fool.
There are huge problems in India w.r.t.Infrastructure，access to Education，Poverty，etc.which China，thanks to its non-democratic regime and comparatively less diverse population，has been able to largely surmount.But，there are also problems like Corruption，Pollution，Population，etc.which also needs to be dealt with，where even China is at par or worse.So，in a word，India has a long way to go（even US took 100-150 yrs，without global competition）
before becoming most powerful nation in Asia.In near future，I think Asian geopolitics will be shaped mainly by interaction between China，India，Russia and Japan（South Korea，Indonesia and Iran may eventually start playing major roles as well）
Having said that，there is one aspect in which we do believe India has been，is and will remain the foremost country in the world-Spirituality.Sanatana Dharma（Hinduism）is the fountainhead of lofty philosophy and liberating thoughts，and has produced Saints&Sages since time immemorial，some of whom have established their own specific followers worldwide e.g.Jainism，Buddhism，Sikhism，Vaishnavism.
Uday Kudke，studied at Government College of Engineering，Aurangabad
I’m Indian and i love my country but the truth is truth，Chinese know that they are the strongest country in asia and not only in asia but they consider thier country next superpower.
Chinese people now criticises indians too much not all of them but many of them，they consider india once stronger than them but now they know they have surpassed us.Many indians in china face peoblems now a days.
My one relative is in china since last 7 years and he has traveled almost all over the china and he told me some of the point i’m going to mention.this are the reasone china is actually now powerful than us.
1.As all know china is cummunist country and Mr.is going to be a president of china until he dies，yes thats true chinese media always prays Mr.Xi and they just gave an award Best leader in history and actually Mr.Xi one of the best leader in the world amd their work until now haveproved it.As in India Mr.Narendra modi is worlds 3rd great leader and Mr.Xi is at 9th Rank byforbes list，and i see Mr.Modi as best Prime Minister until now for india and he’Il definitely take india to next level.
2.China’s Government is stable.China government works all together with private companiesto devlope nation not only in china but also in other countries.Comaparing with india every one knows that after 2024 election pappu is going to be PM of India.
3.China is mainly focusing on urban development，creating huge manufacturing hubs and supply cities all over china which will reduce the cost of almost every electronic product and china is all set to doninate the hardware and software market by 2030.
4.As road network is key to development china has strongest road network better than US of70k Kms of highways，india has 25K kms and US has 55k Kms.Logistic tax in india is around 24%though in china is only 8%and thats why companies prefer china.Electricity cost in china is around 23 per Kw and in india its 8 per Kw.
5. China now has around 11 Milatry bases all over Indian Ocean and China’ s sea, china is all set to cover india with string of pearls as they have took ports in Sri-lanka(Hambantota), Pakistan(Gwadar), Myanmar and many other places though now Mr. Modi is working very hard and we are now about to have 3 Milatry and Airforce bases in Indian Ocean and 4 Ports on rent.
6. China’ s Government is less currupt compare to india, and curruption is majour problem in india but the demonetisation were the best step taken by our PM Modi.
7. China’ s Miltary, Navy and Airforce is bigger than india and china has more access to us than we have to china due to geography. about the Airforce chinese hacker once stole the design of one of the best fighter plan of US and started to manufacture it (i can’ t take name of it FB) will directly catch me but you can google)
8. China’ s companies copy most of the ideas and technologies from US and other companies but china’ s government protect them instead of suing them. One of the best example is of Howerboard. china files 10 times more patent than India every year internationaly. China’ s government spended 13.6 billions on RnD and india only 1.6 billions.
9.China has Business，IT and Agriculture sector balanced.every country has trade deficit withchina even us has 350 billion $ Trade deficit.and india has 250 billion $.Indian economy isnow mainly depend on Agriculture and tax though situations are completely different in china.
10.China supplies 65%Mobile chipsets，70%of mobile displays，45%of microprocessors，35% of AC and Refrigerate of 25%to the world.Though india is great importer of china.Actually india love chinese product like Xiaomi，oppo，vivo and one plus is about to dominate themarket.India is no where now.we hate using our indian made product we consider them as low standard.chinese people know only chinese language only 1%knows english but india we someone don’t know english he is typical Gawar.
As we can see we are now working on the stuffs that china has already accomplished.but chinahas some major problems like pollution and old age population.china’s construction industry mainly building and infra is about to collapes most of the city s has hundreds of ready apartment empty
Some chinas consider India as powerful but they are one in million and some consider japar but they are one in thousand
I’m indian and i m proud of it but it s bitter truth that chinaese people consider china as powerful in asia and china id powerful.
If you want india to be the next powerful country always support Mr.Narendra Modi he is best leader for india and best PM.
Sundar Raghumaran，works at Shanghai
I am wondering what do you mean by Power！
Do you think The country is powerful when it defeats the other in War？
I am living in Shanghai for past 1.5 years，I am feeling as safe as I am staying in my home！My house owner was texting me about India and China border issue two days back，and he was saying India is afraid of China.
My answer was….（didn’t want to pick a fight）
“Both India and China have a long history of their own！They have Won some and failed some..
We are proud of our country and we are feeling powerful as the same way as you are thinking about yours.
Being in China，never felt insulted or unsafe！But after hearing this from you！My perspective about you is slightly changing！”
He apologized and we started talking about some sports and stuff In my point of view，The one who has the will power to make peace considering the innocents who is going to loose their life when there is a War！
I am not just telling about soldiers，also people who are directly or indirectly affected！！
please ignore my grammatical errors！I am new to write posts…
Kaustav Das，CEO at Ralph&Das
“Do the Chinese know？”The question is naive.
It’s time India as the largest democracy of the world began living it’s conviction.In ancient times India’s soft power was omnipotent thanks to it s export of Buddhism.It needs to repeat that with Democracy.
China should ideally be our partner.
Flora Ding，lives in China
Obviously this is a troll question，most Indian people I know are smart and humble.They don’t ask question like this…
PRIYANSHU SINGH，B.TECH from National Institute of Technology，Tiruchirappalli，Tamil Nadu India（2021）
Please don’t be blindfolded patriot.RUSSIA is a super power which you are forgetting and also CHINA is stronger than us but definitely not a super power which they think they are.Now INDIA is 3rd in ASIA but still we can give a very tough fight to CHINA and we can win also but don’t say again 1962，we know what happened in 1967.
We have some weapons which are superior to CHINA whe they also have weapons which are superior to us.But they have large number than us so it will be tough for us to win but it is not at all impossible.
Amir Khan，former Management-all areas（manufacturing and IT）
First，if this was a Chinese，they would not post anonymously.Therefore one can only conclude that the author is Indian trying to be a troll
So the question”Do the Chinese know that India is the most powerful country in Asia？”
Powerful you say？Yeah..well lets see.My country is concerned about the rise of China’s military，their rapid escalation of technology（through various means）and their designs on foreign policy.President Trump and the administration is in constant talks with China.
India？no one cares.The only thing we care about is the rampant abuse of the H1B\H4EAD laws from Indian companies and we’re about to end that crap soon.
The answer-“No，they don’t.And why would they care”
I would doubt that. China is not in the competition with India for Asia’ s superpower. It is competing with US for global leader role. India on the other hand becomes yes man to US ang becomes largest market to the western corporates. Moreover India did not get true leaders tolead last one was Indira and Rajiv somewhat, after them all we have are mere Politicians who think about next election but china get its strong leaders.
But hard working honest Indians love their nations despite widespread corruption and misrule by netas. Another very important aspect many tend to overlook esp. north Indians is, China is one nation but India is a country of many ethnic groups China comprise of people who are same ethnic group 90% of them form one nation, one language. They have natural unity. But India is a collection of multi ethnic states, historically India was non existent before British arrival. But in India all are given equal opportunity and treated same, democratic, freedom ofexpression rights is well established. But there are times when Delhi imposes its will on non-Hindi border states of India, this issue exist in china too but very thin. From time to time rights of Indian states are undermined by various central govt, imposing language, taking away educational rights from state govt., will create disunity among people. Delhi should understand only strong state govt will strengthen India.
Ganapathiraju S R V Varma，former Scientific advisor at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited or Vsp
Not just China but entire world knows that India is a super power in making！China is aware that India has got all the things necessary to face a war！China is trying to forget the fact that until 1200 AD the entire world was far behind Bharat！It is just a matter of time that Indians remind themselves of their great culture，religion and history！Once Indians collectively dream of Nava Bharat and Akhand Bharat it is a game over for China！
Will Charlie，former Teacher at CNU（1997-2001）
Indian always thinks India is the most powerful around the world，it can order any country including USA，China etc.i read too more articles written by Indian，it astonished me.Indian is misled by medias，Indian has the colonist mindset after it had been colonized for several hundred years，Indian should learn more.
Suresh Chowta，Software Engineer at Google（2017-present）
India is NOT what you think and why do you care about what Chinese think about it.China has progressed rapidly and is miles ahead of where India is.Let that first sink in our minds and work on catching up.We are so obsessed with China.We must get over it and move on
Nick Bown，Strategic FooYoo Agency
I am a Chinese.We know that India is a most powerful country in Asia.
So in Zhihu，some Chinese ask this question:What if China lose the war with India？