Beijing: Outlining ‘remarkable emergence of a rapidly growing India’, a prominent Chinese academician and political commentator has come out with a book which is aimed at bridging the information gap on the growth stories of both the countries.

The author of ‘The Rising India’, Ma Jiali, has tried to balance the perception that China alone is rising and said that India also has an impressive growth story.

The academician, who visited India 26 times, said, “It is universally known that India is an emerging power with 1.2 billion people.

In the recent years, Indian economy has witnessed a strong momentum of growth, and has already become one of the most rapidly growing economies of the world.”

Ma said he has written the book mainly to improve the perception of the Chinese towards India after he read a survey which showed majority of Chinese had a negative outlook towards India.

The literature was released by Indian Ambassador to China S Jaishankar at the Indian culture centre.

Releasing the book, Jaishankar recalled the significant role played by the author in cooling the India-China relations which witnessed tension over certain issues in 2009.

He said being neighbours, India and China feel the impact of the rise of the other in a very direct manner. This too requires careful handling and sound understanding.