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China and India are the two countries most often compared with each other among the economic grouping known as BRIC nations - Brazil, Russia, India and China.
Many are speculating which of the largest and second largest populous nations will become the winner in the information technology era.
Comparing the two countries' gross domestic products, average annual per capita incomes, PC shipments, basic infrastructure and IT spendings, China nearly always comes out on top.
"India's PC market development is at least five years behind China," said Amar Babu, managing director of Lenovo India, who has been working in India's IT industry for more than 23 years.
However, even though the Chinese economy historically has outpaced India's by just about every measure, who will win the IT war in the future?
As the only two countries in the world with populations exceeding 1 billion, China and India share many common points.
Surging GDP growth, an emerging middle class, rising urbanization, increasing small and medium-sized enterprises and the number of female company owners have all provided big opportunities for the two countries' information technology development.
Both of the countries have sustained the world's highest annual GDP growth in the past 10 years - 9 percent for China, about 7 percent for India. After the 2008 financial global crisis, the two have been said by global financial experts to be "among the world's most successful in weathering the challenges of the global economy's great recession".