Notwithstanding, what some want us to believe that the EU is healthy and kicking, it is not. The UK is the best example, where they are ready to sell their souls to stay afloat, so much so they are ready to offend their mentor and protector to include allowing them to strut around as a 'power'! AIIB will be a challenge to the World Bank and the IMF as also ADB wherein the West will lose their clout over Asian economies and hence lose much of the leverage to remain as the arbiter of world's destiny. Hard times for the West as Asia rises as the Crouching Tiger. What worries the West is the Hidden Dragon.