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  • Forum - Young professionals offer their opinions on China and India. Our latest survey had 562 respondents. The nationalities of roughly two-thirds of respondents were from Asiatic countries, while 37% were from North and South America. Concerning the primary work location, North and South America represented the largest population (41%), while 15% of respondents work in Asia. The male/female mix was 87/13. More than half of the respondents were between 25 and 30 years old. China and India: Economic Opportunities and Threats What factors contribute most to boosting China's and India's economies? Most respondents (36%) associate the boost in China's and India's economies with their availability of cheap labor. This is by far the most recognized competitive advantage, regardless of the nationality, work location, age, or gender of the respondents. The second-biggest factor saw a split among respondents. Asian respondents identified political attitudes and mentality, while non-Asian respondents gave more weight to attitude toward work. Though less than 6% of non-Asian respondents believe the unique skills and education in China and India contribute to the boost in their economies, this factor seems to be the third-most popular choice of Asians.

published proceedings

  • The Way Ahead

author list (cited authors)

  • Tealdi, L., & Onyige, R.

complete list of authors

  • Tealdi, Loris||Onyige, Rita

publication date

  • February 2007