China overtakes the US economy

The United States has had the world’s biggest economy for 140 years, but the IMF now ranks China as the world’s largest economy according to GDP per capita.

SCMP, a Chinese newspaper, examined the differences between the two economies in this Infographic (size: 1MB) by Dennis Wong.

Source: Dennis Wong in South China Morning Post

In 2014, China took the edge over the US in foreign direct investment (FDI), a feat that no country has been able to achieve since the US took hold in 2003. – WSJ

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And this rise is not new. China is only retaking its long-held economic superpower position over centuries. Check this one-minute video, above, by The Economist London.

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world's biggest public companies 2016

One recent indicator of the above: According to the Forbes 2016 ranking of world’s biggest public companies, four of world’s six biggest public companies are Chinese:

2 China Construction Bank
3 Agricultural Bank of China
6 Bank of China

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China's GDP growth 1980-2015

China’s GDP growth 1980-2015. Source: BBC

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3 of top 4 Fortune-500 firms are now Chinese

6 September: The new Fortune Global 500 is out. It shows a shift in the world’s business landscape. Three of top 4 Fortune-500 firms are now Chinese.

1 Walmart

2 State Grid

3 China National Petroleum

4 Sinopec Group


23 October 2016: China’s GDP, GDP PPP, GDP growth 1980-2020. Source: Knoema

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18 October 2016: In GDP based on PPP valuation, China is now $2.7 trillion ahead of USA. Source: Knoema

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China🇨🇳’s exports to the world:

1985: $27 billion

1995: $148 billion

2005: $761 billion

2015: $2.3 trillion

Source: WTO


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