Why China Needs India's Transparency

The Indian media engage in no-holds-barred competition, protests are accepted, and even the stock market benefits from multiple points of view

A few months ago the gentleman driving my car between New Delhi and an old fort in Alwar district in Rajasthan had to stop to accommodate a collection of villagers protesting water shortages. It is perhaps a sad commentary on this serious problem—water shortages are endemic to Rajasthan, a desert state bordering Pakistan —that the protest barely registered with me.

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