I say China and India are at different levels, and many Indians don't understand.
In any Chinese cities, no slum exists, also no large scale begger problems. In China, food and clothing, minimum housing are no longer problems for anybody, but India still has the that problems.
Color TV, refrigators, air-conditioner, computer, motorcycle, cell phones..., these items any Chinese can afford to buy, even the poorest man. The color TV sold in America, though very cheap already, still doubles its price in China, and usually one generation behind Chinese market. Every Chinese family has a fixed line phone already, not mentioning cell phones, which are the must even for garbage collectors and beggers. Car is no longer a luxuries stuff any more, most of people can afford, the brand new domestic made car is sold for less than 5K usd. For many Indians, those are still dreams.
For mordern Chinese, the current social, economic problem are:
Soaring Housing price in the cities. Not the house just with water, electricity and sewage, but the decent ones like western style fancy apartment. Every body wants it so really drive the price up, due to the land resource constrains.
College tuation fees. In 15 years, Chinese college/university enroll number goes from 1 million to 5 millions, and marching toward 10 millions now. College education in China is no longer something only elite can afford. But the tuation fee is really shooting up as well, since graduate eduation is commercialized. Many people complain becasue bulk of their income increase has to be redirected to there, they are not happy.
Pension/medicare. Due to the old security system are abandoned in China, but the new one hasn't been set up. A big imbalance exists. For some sectors they are extremely well off, but for others they dont even exist. The people are not happy since they think it's unfair.
So the biggest problems for Chinese are housing(not a place to live), education, pension and medicare. These are the industrial society problem China just starts to experience, but many Indians haven't just realized.
The two societies are at different levels.