PhD student studying in Beijing
I came to China to study and have had a mostly positive experience. While there can be some inconveniences, it is generally peaceful and people are friendly and nice.
My Chinese colleagues are not always open and direct, which can lead to misunderstandings. The work culture is hierarchical and while people are willing to hear another's thoughts, it is difficult to change the mind of superiors. There is not enough flexibility at the workplace, even when it could bring better results.
India lacks the kind of political implementation that China has. Things are generally done quickly in China while the process can be slow in India.
Rapid growth has created problems of both inclusive development and sustainable development. While China has been more egalitarian than India in the past, inequalities have risen fast and in that sense it is becoming more like India. Some people have too much, while many have little.
A lot more needs to be done to develop mutual trust and understanding. Exchanges between the two countries, especially in the economic field, have expanded dramatically and will create mutual interdependence that will benefit the relationship in the long term.