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Pacific Century

The Pacific Century is a term that has been used to describe the 21st century through analogy with the term American Century. The implicit assumption underlying the usage of the term is that the 21st century will be dominated, especially economically, by the Pacific Rim states surrounding the Pacific Ocean, in particular the People's Republic of China, Japan, and the United States.

Critics of the term believe it incorrectly describes the 21st century and overstates the importance of the states around the Pacific Rim.

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Pacific Century Cyberworks is a telecommunications and multimedia company headquartered in Hong Kong.

Last updated: 05-23-2005 09:47:28