In 2030 there will be 8.5 bn people in the World and at that time the population of Asia will be around seven times the number of Europe. In 2050 only 6% of the population will be Europeans; 1/3 of which will be over 65 years old. In 1900 Europe accounted for 25% of the World's population. It is estimated that China in 2030 will account for 40% of the global BNP, thus Asia will have a growing commercial and political importance for Denmark. The economic center of gravity is certainly moving towards the east*).
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