On all these counts, China lags, an increasingly serious matter in a world where skills are valued more highly than capital. China can provide workers by the tens of millions, yet good managers are like gold dust. China can order up miles of motorway; but India has innovative, risk-taking mindsets like Mr Mittal’s. Already some Indian businesses have “brand recognition” that China can only envy. The more India prospers, the more evident will be the cost to China of being a closed, Google-censoring society.