China surpasses Japan as 2nd biggest economy in world; experts say it’ll overtake U.S. by 2030

Brush up on your Chinese.

China hurdled past Japan in 2010 to become the second largest economy in the world – and experts predict the Communist country will surpass the U.S. at the top in just a decade and a half.

The Land of the Rising Sun plummeted as a world economic power last year, falling out of the No. 2 spot that it held for 43 years. The Japanese government announced Monday that its Gross Domestic Product for 2010 was $5.47 trillion.

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15 Comments

  1. prayer warrior
    February 15, 2011

    If we read the word of god these things will come to past…

    • GrammarNazi
      February 15, 2011

      If you read the word of god it says ‘pass’ not past. Jeez I don’t know why that irks me so much when people make that mistake :-x

  2. Dread!
    February 14, 2011

    China Rising!!!

  3. concerned citizen
    February 14, 2011

    America will remain the super power and nothing can change that

  4. Bon
    February 14, 2011

    By 2030, I will be out of the US. China can take over then.

  5. Wongping
    February 14, 2011

    Piper u right.this piece of news out a while now.there was also a redcarpet welcome for the chinese president and the handshake with Obama.the xmillion-dollar contract to buy american planes.my people u don’t want china.the u.s. doing business with who u don’t want.read across the lines.

  6. Anonymous, You is a Hypocrite!!!!
    February 14, 2011

    Imagine what the Chinese could accomplish if they were able to foster a purely competitive economy. What would be the case if Chinese were to be as productive as the Japanese or Americans per capita? They would simply dominate the world. As of one o’clock today, China has 1,353,679,107 people and the US only has about 310 million. Believe it or not, unless the US joins forces with Canada and all of South and Central America to include the Caribbean, the Chinese will be dominating the planet before the end of the century. They just have way too many people. Did anyone see the new fuel efficient car they introduced to the US market this year? They have their eyes open.

    • Anonymous, You is a Hypocrite!!!!
      February 14, 2011

      sorry, add 250 to that. Some more people born while I was typing so the number went up!!! :lol: :lol:

  7. negre marwon
    February 14, 2011

    Good for them!! As long as we continue to buy all the junk they produce at our expense they will
    achieve that goal.

  8. Anti-hate
    February 14, 2011

    Seems like it was smart to switch from Taiwan to China.

  9. mouth of the south
    February 14, 2011

    good for china but they aint playing fair yet with their currency,,,, the u.s.a is china’s number one trade partner,,, all developed nations trade against the u.s dollar,,, it’ll take a long while b4 those nations trade against the chinese currency which china can manipulate at their whim n fancy,,,

  10. The truth
    February 14, 2011

    And America as usual will do their best to ensure that their economy is not overtaken. By any means. And that’s the so democratic leadin country we should follow.

  11. Piper
    February 14, 2011

    That news now hit DNO? That information has been out a few months now.

    Admin: how could this be out a few months now when China just released statistics on its economy? Maybe it was being speculated but there was no concrete evidence of it. Japan conceded to China today after China released its statistics. This story is in all major newspaper around the world TODAY.

    • Fortunate Circumstances:
      February 14, 2011

      Admin you are doing a good job. Thank you for your time and effort.

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