Singapore’s Lee Sees China and India Advancing Past the USA


The USA is in the process of losing as the world’s largest economy:

Singapore’s Lee Says China, India to Rival U.S. in This Century

Bloomberg – Oct 24, 2009

The U.S. may have less than a half- century left as the dominant global economic power before it will share top billing with China and India, former Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew said in an interview.

“The first half of the 21st century, a large part of it, will still be the American,” Lee, 86, said in an interview with the Charlie Rose television show on the PBS network. “But I believe the second half you’ll have to share top places with China and also with India. Make space for them, too.”

Lee was the founder of modern Singapore and the country’s prime minister from 1959 until 1990. He now holds the title of minister mentor in Singapore’s government, whose current prime minister is his son Lee Hsien Loong.,,

“In 30 years they’ll have an economy, not per capita but in total terms, bigger than the U.S.A.,” and China is now building political and strategic influence to protect its economic growth, Lee said…

India will take longer to challenge the U.S. position because it is more ethnically diverse than China, Lee said…

The U.S. should strive instead to be “a benign stabilizer” in the world, he said.

“The 21st century will be a contest for supremacy in the Pacific because that’s where the growth will be,” Lee said. U.S. President Barack Obama, he said, must understand this.

“If you do not hold your ground in the Pacific you cannot be a world leader,” Lee said, “That’s number one.”

“Number two, to hold ground in the Pacific, you must not let your fiscal deficits and dollar come to grief,” he said.

Of course, China and India will surpass the USA economically.  But it will not take until the late 21st century as the USA will not be a viable nation by that time.  The Bible reveals a differently result than many world leaders seem to recognize at this time.

The USA appears prophesied to NOT get its fiscal deficits in order.  And while Asia will flourish, the most vibrant economy and the area that according to the Bible will temporarily dominate the world will be based in Europe, NOT Asia as Lee Kuan Yew suggested.

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China, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 1: Genesis and Chinese Characters This article provides information showing that the Chinese peoples must have known about various accounts in the Book of Genesis up until their dispersion after the Tower of Babel.
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