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.