But that's just money matters. Western powers' dominance of global institutions has brought them even greater payoffs. Following the end of World War II, the United States, along with its allies, has been leading the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the pillars of the global financial system. Indeed, the post-war world order is seen by many as an age of "Pax Americana."
On the first anniversary of his premiership on Dec 26, Abe chose to visit the Yasukuni Shrine, where 14 notorious Class-A WWII war criminals are enshrined. It was the first such visit by a sitting Japanese prime minister in seven years.
China's reform and opening-up have brought life and prosperity to Hainan province and transformed it from a backward, remote island into one of the country's most open and dynamic regions over the 30 years since it became a province.
The report indicated that 83 percent of Chinese executives viewed additive manufacturing and 3D printing as promising, 20 percentage points higher than globally.