Despite slowing growth rates and recent turbulence in its stock markets, China remains the global economy’s most important source of growth. It is now widely believed, even under the most conservative assumptions, that China will overtake the US as the world’s largest economy sometime within the next 10 years. After more than a decade of rapid economic expansion and double-digit increases to its military budget, China shows a new confidence on the global stage.
In an effort to understand these shifts in power, and bring new insights on the future of the global economy and the relations between the US and China, the Asia Society Hong Kong Center put together a panel of distinguished experts, chaired by Clay Chandler – an award-winning journalist and leading analyst of Asia’s key economies – to debate over the topic of “Whose Century Is It, Anyway?”.
Is the era of US global leadership finally drawing to a close? Is it already over? Will it be replaced by an “Asian Century” led by China? How might an Asian Century differ from the status quo? Watch these experts weigh in on matters of money, power, prestige and the future of the global economy.