‘The Chinese treat me like a movie star’

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  1. DaTang

    DaTang Tihar Jail Banned

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    Indian boy enjoyed his China MBA life


    ‘The Chinese treat me like a movie star’ - Hindustan Times


    I completed my BTech and MTech from IIT Bombay in 2006 and was working in a multinational company as manager-product planning. With five years of work experience, I felt I required an MBA degree to push me up the corporate ladder. I looked up the 2010 Financial Times MBA school rankings and found
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    China is the new education hub

    the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai, ranked #17 in the world. This came as a surprise to me as I was not expecting a Chinese school to rank that high on global standards.

    The decision to move to China was a little difficult because a) there is not enough information available about China and Chinese universities, b) the ‘impression’ of China as an enemy, and c) It is not a mainstream study abroad destination.

    I spoke to the school management and got in touch with a few Indians studying at CEIBS. After some research, in July 2011 I decided to quit my job, drop the admission offer from a prominent Indian b-School and join CEIBS for the MBA programme.

    Everyone (including my parents) asked the same question, “Why China?” Here is what I found during my research and experience in the country:

    Language: The course is taught entirely in English. In the current class, 10 out of 11 Indians couldn’t speak any Chinese when we started the MBA programme. The school provides free classes to international students who would like to learn the local language.

    Expenses: The MBA cost in China is less than half of what I would have spent in the US. The tuition fee is $35,000 per year (about Rs. 19 lakh) and living expenses for dormitory and food are close to Rs. 25,000 per month.

    Placement: Last year, the average salary for international students from CEIBS was RMB600,000 per year (Rs 50 lakh). This is a pretty good return on investment considering that living expenses in China are not very high.

    Attitude towards Indians: To my surprise, the Chinese people treat Indians with a lot of respect. India is a ‘land of mystery’ and everybody wants to know more about Indian culture. Many Chinese are fond of Indian movies like 3 Idiots, Asoka, and Jodha Akbar, to name a few and have read Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore.

    Food: Yes, the Chinese eat a lot of non-vegetarian food. But vegetarian items are easily available, and so is Indian food. After classes, we sometimes go out for a cup of chai and samosas at an Indian restaurant just 100 metres from our school. Three Indians in our class are pure vegetarian and they are able to find healthy vegetarian food. For people who enjoy non-vegetarian fare, this place is a paradise.

    Adjustments: Whenever I travel out of Shanghai, I feel like a movie star. People turn around to look at a foreigner and some even approach to get their pictures taken. Language at times is an issue as many people (especially outside the big cities) can’t speak English.

    Overall experience: I feel India can learn a lot from China. The education system is very professional and the government is making a lot of effort to learn best practices from other international universities. For me, other areas of learning were the progress in industries like transportation, services and tourism.

    I am looking forward to the upcoming placement season and will actively search for opportunities to work in China.
     
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    I really don't understand why we have to be against each other when there has been so much common in the last 2,000 years.
     
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    DaTang Tihar Jail Banned

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    because you have bunch of elites think they are the same as western rich guys, and contain China (as same as Indian's India) is fun game.
     
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    The first thing you have to realize is that your CCP is not blameless either. Till that realization comes up, nothing will change.
     
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    DaTang Tihar Jail Banned

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    CCPs have a lot to be blamed on, but it is fully supported by Chinese people in the scenario of protecting territorial integrity. This actually is one of the reasons that CCP can run an one party rule.
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Who back stabbed and invaded ?
     
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    The Chinese are wonderful people.I have nothing but admiration for such hard working,resourceful and very pragmatic people.Yes,we Indians have a lot to to learn.I am all for people to people engagement.However the CCP and the politburo running PRC are nothing short of a bunch of Nazi thugs.Look what we got after a decade of of Hu,Wu and Wen. "From South Korea and Japan along the entire first island chain and westward to India, China is increasingly seen as antagonist and a potential adversary, even as states continue to trade with it. In particular, recent riots against Japanese ventures, as well as the 2010 rare earths embargo and this year’s decision to downgrade participation in an International Monetary Fund meeting (held in Japan), raise questions about China’s reliability as an economic, as well as diplomatic, partner.This is the legacy of Hu, Wu, and Wen: a weaker economy and unhappier neighbors."
    Posted in American Leadership by Dean Cheng,Derek Scissors, Ph.D.
    I sincerely hope that Xi Jinping and the six will usher in a new era of a China that truly reflects her great people.
     
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    China India just fought a face to face war, if anybody was back stabbed, China was back stabbed by its socialist ally soviet union who supported India.
     
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    DaTang Tihar Jail Banned

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    You will see opposite, big countries rise with antagonism, whoever this country is, none has risen without fight. smaller nations should learn from Thailand and Malaysia, navigate current to avoid being a doormat, anyone tried to serve puppets for other big powers will die ugly. We witnessed a lot, but we are sure a lot
    will continue to do so, it is just karma.
     
  11. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    This sub forum is mainly for defense issues..

    Post this kind of post in member sections..
     
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    China should be glad that we had a PM like Nehru at that time who is nothing short of an idiot in terms of foreign policy. Despite all the evidences, he blindly believed the Chinese would keep their word. First, he left Tibet to become the soverign part of China instead of suzerinity based on the assurances of the Chinese that they would never invade Tibet. He should have gotten a clue about the backstabbing mentality then itself. Even after that, he was delusional in thinking that China will correct it's course. When Chinese premier gave assurances that there was no border conflicts between India and China and believed the word that their maps were marked incorrectly by mistake, he believed it blindly. And even at the time of the war, the govt didn't let airforce get involved in the fight.

    You won a battle because Nehru was too stupid to believe the Chinese and tied back our forces without letting them fight fully. And as usual, China is still stuck in that deceptive mode even now with the 'String of Pearls' strategy. That's why Chinese won't be forgiven so easily and your neighbours attitude towards you proves my point.

    PS: I am getting sick of re-educating every new '50 cent' Chinese who joins this forum.
     
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    This is from another thread which was closed.

    Is that the reason why China always cries for assertion of "One-China" policy whenever it meets every other country. Doesn't it reek of insecurity??

    China became a lapdog of the west to grow. On the other hand, India always embarked on an independent foreign policy which is even acknowledged by your CCP mouthpieces. India talks about engagement.. not about becoming someones lapdog unlike what China did in the 90's.

    If Indian PM visits Arunachal, CCP cries like an insecure bitch. And if there is anyone who has more inferiority complex, it's the Chinese. We don't even think about the colonial past that much. The days are long over for us in the 50's. It's the Chinese who still think about '100 years of shame'. FYI, Unlike you, we already bought the symbolic 'East India Company' by which the British came to rule. So get over the frikking colonial middle-earth mentality and live in the present like us. Or do u want me to send you a time machine?? :rolleyes:
     

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