Network Capital’s mission is to democratize inspiration, enable best-in-class peer mentoring and create meaningful leadership opportunities for everyone. Today we organized a session at the Institute of Chinese Studies focused on understanding the nuances of Indo-Chinese relations. The discussion was led by China scholars who walked us through unexplored and under-explored aspects of business, culture, art and diplomacy. We covered a wide range of subjects including but not limited to the preparedness of both countries for the 4th Industrial Revolution; strategic implications of “One Belt One Road”; cross-border and external investments; managing soft and hard power; potential for cross-pollinating best practices in several industries; iconic status of Gandhi in China as a champion of non-violent resistance; popularity of Bollywood – Raj Kapoor’s “Awaara” and Aamir Khan’s “Dangal” and “Three Idiots”.
Most top business schools in the world have experiential learning modules for doing business in India and China. Unfortunately there aren’t too many examples of Indian and Chinese academic institutions, startups, businesses that proactively learn from each other. Although there has been a remarkable increase in the number of Chinese youth and young professionals studying Indian law, there is scope for far more. These countries also have several similar challenges – climate change, gender inequity, urban-rural divide. Imagine the possibilities that can be unleashed if Chinese and Indian youth work together to solve common challenges having an Asian perspective and a global outlook.
Network Capital has a strong member base in both India and China, including leading CEOs, investors, entrepreneurs, data scientists, academics and policy experts. Through peer mentoring and skill sharing, they are redefining contours of Indo-Chinese relations. This is diplomacy 2.0, rather diplomacy youth.0.