A few days ago, Congress president Rahul Gandhi criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the scarcity of jobs because India was not manufacturing enough while China had no jobs problem because it is a manufacturing giant. 

Now a Chinese state media outlet, Global Times, has said that China can help PM Modi create more jobs. The report says Modi is facing growing discontent due to scarcity of jobs and this is not a good news for China because China wants Modi to have better control of the country. 

"More than one year after the military standoff in Doklam, which plunged China-India relations to their lowest point in decades, bilateral ties are on the upswing. India has a weak central government and diverse population. We hope Modi can improve his public standing so that he can consolidate sufficient power to push forward reform and Sino-India economic cooperation as bilateral relations warm up," says the report. 

The report asks how Modi could improve his image and then goes on to suggest the solution — Chinese investment in India. 

"It seems India has a dilemma: If New Delhi restricts Chinese investment, the move will unavoidably cut job opportunities for young people. China's investment in India is mainly focused on labor-intensive sectors such as building smartphone plants. China is witnessing a boom in outbound investment as its labor cost advantage shrinks.If India can make itself an attractive destination for Chinese investment, this will support employment in the South Asian country," says the report. 

The report says the Modi administration needs good news in terms of job growth ahead of the upcoming general election and inviting more Chinese investment will help with that. 

"Encouraging Chinese companies to invest in India's labor-intensive industries will help achieve this goal, and rapid growth in Chinese investment will help consolidate Modi's political status before the general election," it says.