If the world was governed by the majority we would be Asian.  So we westerners must recognize that we are in the minority and be careful not to think that our western values are universal human values.  

Given that China is the dominant player in this geographic area today and that Chinese modernity is very different than western modernity it is clear that China will transform the world far more fundamentally than any other new global power in the history or modern man.  

The West  and the US in particular find it impossible to image such a world. We need to understand this as an opportunity and not a threat.  The human race will benefit from a creative combination of East and West!  We must go beyond our limiting ideologies and biases and understand the future in terms of both/and and not either/or.  We must go to the next level of human development collectively!!!

AM