Six out of every ten people who exist today are Asian. Most are Chinese or Indian — these two Asian giants make up two and a half billion of the world population, contrasting with the third runner, the United States, at 312 million, and around 700 million in the whole of Europe. China is rapidly becoming the wealthiest nation on earth, she has the largest and fastest growth of new infrastructure in history, her middle class is growing in size and affluence so fast that Chinese tourists spent more on foreign travel in 2012 than any other nation, while Asian central banks held more than half of world reserves of foreign exchange and gold in that year.
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