NORTHAMPTON — You’ve heard it before. The 21st century is going to be — already is — an Asian century. Corporations across the world concur. The US government, which has realigned its geopolitical thinking toward Asia, thinks so. And you can be sure that Asian leaders think so.
Everyone has done the math. Three of the world’s four most populous countries, and seven of the top 10, are in Asia. Of the world’s three biggest economies, two are Asian: China and Japan.