The rise of India

By Diya Dasgupta

The 2004 India Shining Campaign, a controversial marketing slogan popularized by the then ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – India’s current new government – may well be the boost India needed then to elevate its image today as a potential 21st century economic superpower.

The largest democracy in the world
India is the world’s largest democracy has a population of 1.26 billion, 814 million voters and over 400 mother tongues – 29 of which alone are spoken by 1 million people or more.

And with a new government that promises to restore India’s Industrial Revolution, the path is set to propel India to centre stage in the global economic arena.

China is closer than you think!

By Mansi Saxena

This weekend, spend an evening at the Sydney Opera House and observe the people around you.

You can’t miss it; it’s a sea of different faces. Chinese, Indians, Koreans, Vietnamese, Pakistanis walking by in families, couples, young student groups. It’s fascinating to see so many different cultures within your camera frame at the backdrop of an Australian landmark. That’s the beauty of Australia, the friendly multicultural shore!

Tourism in Australia is a reflection of this multiculturalism. Over 6.6 million visitors arrived in Australia for the year ending May 2013, marking an 8.2% growth over the same period the previous year.

The Chinese 
influence in Australia

By Alexandra Ridout

The Chinese are on the move, and it’s in typical Chinese fashion – fast, cash-fuelled and in mass.

Australia – a number 1 location

This ‘great migration’ is a fast growing trend. It’s led by the middle-classes and the wealthiest Chinese, who currently account for 47% of Chinese emigration. Research carried out by Hong Kong-based brokerage firm CLSA found that the main reasons Chinese are emigrating is in hope of a country with clean air, a good education system and a strong legal system. As a desired location, Australia ranks number 1.