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August 12th, 2011
01:51 PM ET

Is China on the path to becoming the world's next superpower?

Amid this week of financial turmoil in the United States, we have seen evidence of the growth and strength of China's economy. The country's first aircraft carrier began sea trials on Wednesday, and reports have been circulating that Chinese banks have signed leases on New York City landmark buildings such as the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center, the new skyscraper under construction at Ground Zero.

So, is China on the path to becoming the world's next superpower? Gordon Chang, columnist for Forbes.com, doesn't think so.

Chang talks with Christine Romans on American Morning today about why he thinks China's economy may actually be on the decline.


Filed under: China • Economy
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