From Acton Institute’s website:
One of the pervasive myths of globalization critics, and G8 protestors, is the idea that the West alone is globalizing the world. This year’s G8 summit outreach proved that China is not only the world’s greatest producer of greenhouse gases but is globalizing the world without much notice. China’s economic aggression in the Caribbean and Africa are two such examples of Asian globalization that may trump the West in years to come.
Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations had two outreach sessions at this month’s summit with five developing countries — Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa — demonstrating that globalization is exactly that — global. This year’s outreach marks the fourth time that Chinese President Hu Jintao attended the meeting as China’s economy has grown at an impressive pace of more than 10 percent for five straight quarters with a GDP topping US$2.2 trillion in 2005, according to the World Bank. [Full Text]
Anthony Bradley, an assistant professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, is a research fellow at the Acton Institute.