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India and China: Two tigers


Sam Roggeveen


19 April 2010 14:22

Last Friday the Lowy Institute hosted distinguished Canadian scholar and former diplomat Dr David Malone. You can listen here to his full presentation on 'China and India: Can two tigers share a mountain?'.

Below is a short interview I conducted with Dr Malone after the event. I don't normally transcribe these interviews, but there's one quote in that I thought particularly worth sharing. I asked Dr Malone how President George W Bush achieved the unlikely feat of being very popular in both India and China by the end of his term:

...Bush took both India and China seriously, and that doesn't come naturally to Western countries. Western countries think they are the centre of the universe. The Americans are better than the rest of us in the West, it always seems to me, at adjusting to new realities, whether they like them or not...

Photo by Flickr user fPat, used under a Creative Commons license.