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9 charts that put China’s transformation in perspective
This week, the People's Republic of China marked its 70th birthday with a grand parade in Beijing.  Over the past seven decades, the country has evolved from a battle-scarred backwater to a rising potential superpower. Last year, China contributed one-fifth to the global economy, as measured by purchasing power parity. It has come a long way.   Check out the following nine graphs to get a sense of the monumental changes that have taken place in the country:  GDP per capita In 2010, China overtook Japan to become the world’s second-largest economy. But GDP per capita remains below the global average and only one-fifth that of other advanced economies.  Trade China is currently the world’s to
9 charts that put China’s transformation in perspective