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On air: Who would you like to be the next Superpower?

Chloe Tilley Chloe Tilley | 17:01 UK time, Friday, 29 October 2010


This programme was discussed on World Have Your Say on Friday 29th October. Listen to the programme.

The Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has told his Indian counterpart, Manmohan Singh that the World's big enough for both India and China to develop.

China is India's largest trading partner; but there are still tensions between the two. Would either be at the top your list when it comes to choosing the next global superpower? Who would you like to see in that role?

Matthew from Texas posted on facebook,

"I wouldn't mind seeing a consolidation of third world countries become a superpower"

Sipho on facebook says,

"between india and china i would pick china.. they have already made their mark.. they have supplied the world with so many products.. i am guessing everyone here failed to run away from having something made by them chinese"

And James in North Carolina posted,

"China appears stronger with less poverty, but India is free and democratic. Also the home of the Buddha, a great teacher of Peace. If China is superpower, we may end up politically like in the sci-fi series Firefly. If India is superpower, we may end up culturally like Star Trek"

But not everyone thinks that China past performance is an indicator of future power.

Other people are questioning whether China or India is a good role model for the developing world?

On today's show we're going to broadcasting live from Delhi. Long time listeners to World have Your Say will remember that the first voice ever heard on the programme was Anu Anand. She is returning to the presenter's chair today, as it's our 5th birthday.

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