In the 17th century, China and India accounted for more than half the worlds economic output.
- "Everything passes. In the 17th century, China and India accounted for more
than half the world's economic output. After a modest interlude, the
pendulum is swinging back to them at a speed the West has not grasped." --
The Baton Passes to Asia By ROGER COHEN, NYTimes.com, Published: March 31,