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Khanna: India-China Trade

Interviewee: Tarun Khanna, Professor, Harvard Business School
Interviewer: Jayshree Bajoria
January 28, 2008

China became India ’s biggest trading partner in 2007, overtaking the United States. The two countries also saw a thaw in diplomatic relations recently and are now negotiating a free trade agreement. Tarun Khanna, a professor at Harvard Business School and author of the forthcoming book, Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India Are Reshaping Their Futures and Yours, says he is optimistic about the future of trade relations between the neighbors. Khanna says the rhetoric in both countries has shifted from political tensions on the border to lifting the millions of people in both countries out of poverty. “To the extent that remains the primary driver of the economic development strategies of the two countries,” Khanna says, “we have reason to be optimistic.”

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