May 2, 2014

China Doesn't Want to Be Number One ... Yet

Joshua Keating, Slate

The Associated Press

Barring a massive catastrophe, the day when the world’s biggest country is also its biggest economy is going to come sooner or later. Some recent evidence suggests that the long-established practice of local officials padding growth numbers may be going out of fashion, which could suggest that after years of striving to be the world’s preeminent economic power, China may be trying to delay the date a little longer.

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