What are we going to do when the Buddists, the Hindus and the Muslims team up? BEIJING: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said India and China can help dislodge the West as the centre of global economic gravity if they avoid confrontation and forge a closer partnership. Singh, who was addressing the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said the two countries could come together by following what he called the 'Asian Way'. "We will do it the Asian Way - avoiding confrontation and building trust, confidence and consensus. It is only in an environment of peace that prosperity in Asia can be sustained. India and China have an important role to play in building peace, security and stability in the region," he said. The Prime Minister seemed to suggest that India and China should jointly consider the possible impact of recent developments in Pakistan. He did not name Pakistan but said: "Recent developments in our neighborhood have brought home to us again the imperative need to collectively fight terrorism and extremism in all forms. As large and diverse societies, we are well placed to demonstrate the benefits of moderation and peaceful co-existence." Much More: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India_China_can_disl... As the American economy fails our power to exact our will on the rest of the world is severely dimished. A little deep for most of you but well worth the read and contemplation.