How Asian economies affect the global balance of market power

How Asian economies affect the global balance of market power

Aviva | 20 February 2019

Parag Khanna argues the rise of China has obscured a bigger, more interesting story. Asia is dizzyingly vast and diverse, containing five billion people and contributing two-thirds of global economic growth. Beyond China, Asian economies are growing increasingly rich and populous, counterbalancing Beijing’s influence in many areas.

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The global economy in the Asian century

The global economy in the Asian century

Paul Gibbons podcast | 15 February 2019

Parag Khanna speaks to Paul Gibbons about the “Asian Century.” More than just China – which is often discussed and even decried in American policy circles – the new Asian system taking shape is a multi-civilizational order that spans from Saudi Arabia to Japan, from Russia to Australia. This system links together five billion people through trade, finance, and infrastructure networks that together represent 40 percent of global GDP.

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Australia's Asianizing Society

Australia's Asianizing Society

The Australian Financial Review | 7 February 2019

If Australia wants to be more welcome in Asia than the United Kingdom is in Europe, it needs to swallow the hard truth that it is not the centre of Asia's solar system but merely one of many planets – one made of iron ore and natural gas. The question is whether Australia can strengthen its gravity and influence across more markets than China.

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Get over it: Asia rules

Get over it: Asia rules

Asia Times | 6 February 2019

By Pepe Escobar

The greatest merit of Parag Khanna’s new book, The Future is Asian, is to accessibly tell the story of a historical inevitability – with the extra bonus of an Asian point of view. This is not only a very good public service, it also blows out of the water countless tomes by Western “experts” pontificating about Asia from an air-con cubicle in Washington.

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