Some questions for the Asian economic century
I returned from a quick trip through parts of Asia on Saturday, thinking that we have reached a critical stage in terms of economic policy and development in many parts of that region, especially in terms of whether this century will turn out to be “theirs” in the way that so many of us believe. On my trip, I spent time in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. And while I didn’t visit any of the big five economies – (mainland) China, India, South Korea, Indonesia, and Japan – their developments, especially China’s, is what I spent most time discussing. I shall be returning to the region and the majority of the bigger economies in November.