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As America’s influence wanes, Asian economies are integrating

Posted on AllSides September 20th, 2023
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Seven hundred years ago, maritime trade routes that stretched from the coast of Japan to the Red Sea were peppered with Arab dhows, Chinese junks and Javanese djongs, ferrying ceramics, precious metals and textiles across the region. At its centre, a trading post known as Singapura flourished. The enormous intra-Asian commercial network was disrupted only by the arrival of sailors from rising European empires and the emergence of farther-flung markets for Asian goods.

Today another reconfiguration is under way. The “Factory Asia” model of the late 20th century, in which the...

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https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2023/09/19/as-americas-influence-wanes-asian-economies-are-integrating

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