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What happens when Asia's low labor cost model is disrupted?

Perhaps the chance to lead on climate change, trade and other issues

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An attendee leaves the Congress Hall during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 20.   © Reuters

At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, there was an undeniable sense of unease despite the bright sunshine and ever-flowing champagne.

The 3,000 or so business and political elites gathered in the Alpine splendor had to not only face the fact that the international order is being rewritten under their noses, but also that some of their most cherished assumptions had helped bring about the upheavals in the first place.

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