The rise of Asia, and China specifically, is the single most
important force reshaping the world economy at the beginning of the
21st century. From a low of 20 per cent in 1950, Asia's share of
global GDP has now risen to 33 per cent and will exceed 40 per cent
within a generation if current forecasts are realized. Asia's
growing weight in the world economy is elevating it to a central
position in global economic and financial affairs. The potential... more...