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Asia's century of domination not yet a certainty

Rising power is one thing, but real progress will only come with global collaboration

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A man collects recyclable materials from the shores of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai in June 2018: wherever we live, we can no longer afford to destroy it.   © AP

Jacques Attali is a writer and the president of Positive Planet. He served as a counselor to French President Francois Mitterrand and was the first head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

It has become fashionable to say that the 21st century will be the Asian century. Indeed, everything is in place to make it so.

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