Do you know where the world’s tallest buildings are?
If there’s any doubt that China is a major rising global power, here’s your proof:
Five of the 10 tallest buildings in the world are in China, all of them built since 1992. The tallest building in the world is in Taipei, Taiwan; the second and third tallest are in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (they count the two towers seperately here); and then there’s the United States, with the Sears Tower (built in 1974) coming in at #4 and the Empire State Building (built in 1931) at #9. The remainder of the top 10 are all in China.
If you group the Malaysian and Taiwanese in with the Chinese, then Asia accounts for 8 of the 10 tallest buildings in the world, with all of them built since 1992. That is a real wake up call for how the world economy is changing. Look at this page and see how many of the tallest buildings are in the Eastern, not Western hemisphere.