The fortune of the world is increasingly governed by development in China. In 2010 China overtook the U.S. in areas such as manufacturing output, energy consumption, car sales, and patent granted to residents. For most Americans, it’s very difficult to comprehend, let alone accept, how close China is to actually overtake the U.S. as the world’s leading economy. GDP in China is estimated to overtake the U.S. by 2018.
Given the increased importance of the Chinese economy, staying on top of these trends is now of paramount importance. Let’s look closely at three key trends.