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Nearly half of 38,000 people surveyed recently believe that China will surpass, or has surpassed, the U.S. in terms of superpower status.
August 12, 2013
China will eventually surpass the U.S. in superpower status, say nearly half of over 38,000 people surveyed by the Pew Research Global Attitudes Project.
According to the survey, taken this year, 13% of people around the world believe that China has already surpassed the U.S. in superpower status, with another 33% saying it’s going to happen eventually.
And to think we hardly know them, or their customs, as they are race by. Who are their innovators, their visionaries, their business tycoons?
Perhaps the most important thing to know about China is whether or not its leaders read Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" prior to becoming a monstrous world power?
China cherry picks concepts from capitalism and communism and cobbles the parts together to form its own brand of enterprise. It doesn’t matter if it fits some underlying democratic principle as long as it’s big, powerful and sort of recognizable. Jolt it with the promise of middle-class living if you must. Then send it to town to stagger through the marketplace.
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