jun 11th, 2008
as you know i generally don't read anything in china's national magazine, but this article by uday balakrishnan was recommended to me by a friend. uday is an independent analyst, and his views are worth considering. he also is not afflicted by sinomania, and does remind us time and again that the india story is important, and is underestimated. actually, that's just fine in my opinion. india should burst upon the scene without warning, as indians did on the IT world in the 1999-2000 timeframe. best to take them by surprise.
of course, in my cynical way, i see mark leonard as yet another brit shopkeeper selling his wares, ie. his shilling capacity, to the highest bidder, which happens to be china right now. the brits are famous for this. remember kim philby and other spies for the soviets?