Answer by Raakhee V. Menon:
Thank you for the A2A.
If you’re looking for a political answer, then I don’t think I can offer you much. I am quite an apolitical person. And since China is so far away from my home state which is in the southernmost tip of India, I don’t really concern myself much with the border issues either. They are just matters restricted to history textbooks and newspaper headlines.
Coming to regular people, I believe that there won’t be a lot of change in our perception of what China is as a country and about what it has to offer us in terms of products and services. Even if China becomes the most or least powerful country on earth, Indians will still buy Chinese goods from the market,
They will continue to fancy Chinese restaurants…
They will continue to improvise Chinese dishes and create newer varieties of Indo-Chinese cuisine…
They will continue to gawp at Meiyang Chang’s beautiful voice and wonder at how he is able to speak and sing so beautifully in Hindi without even an ounce of Chinese in his diction.
There will still be visitors to Shanghai and seeing the Great Wall of China will be on the checklist of every globe-trotting Indian.