Waking Giants

Yew, Lee Kuan
December 2005
Forbes Asia;12/26/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 9, p16
The article argues that regardless of terrorism, the rise of China and India will continue. Because India and China are playing catchup, the speed of their transformation will be much faster than the growth of Japan or South Korea. One serious constraint to China's and India's growth is energy. Every year China narrows the gap between itself and the U.S. Its leaders have repeatedly stated that they will need another 50 years to catch up--a realistic estimate.


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