First published: Prospect – Issue 177, 17/11/2010
It seems to many that the Chinese century has arrived. China has become the hub of a globally integrated manufacturing supply chain, the world’s biggest export and creditor nation, and the second biggest economic power in terms of GDP. In the coming decade, its growth could make its GDP larger than that of the US, and raise its income per head from $3,700 to around $13,000. Yet it is premature to conclude that China will soon be the top global superpower….