The Growing Economic Influence of China and India

On NPR’s Morning Edition, Vishakha Desai, president of the Asia Society, reviewed three recent books about China and India: Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India are Reshaping their Futures and Yours, by Tarun Khanna; The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Global Power to the East, by Kishore Mahbubani; and Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China and India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade, by Bill Emmott:

Mahbubani’s view “is perhaps too overly optimistic that it’s all a foregone conclusion,” says Vishakha Desai, president of the Asia Society in New York, who discusses the new books with Steve Inskeep.

“There will be a much larger percentage of the world’s economic growth in Asia, particularly driven by China [and] India, but also Japan and Southeast Asia,” Desai says.

June 17, 2008 2:33 PM
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