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China’s Economy: Stuck in Second Place?

Can China’s economy pass America this century? Take a look at our top China stories from around the web.

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Every week, The Diplomat’s editorial team scours the web to find the best material on all things China. From Beijing’s relations with its neighbors and growing military might, to a rapidly evolving economy and amazing arts and culture, we present a diverse grouping of articles for your reading pleasure.

Here are our top picks for this week. What did we miss? Want to share an important article with other readers? Please submit your links in the comment box below!

China May Not Overtake America This Century After All (Telegraph)  – “Doubts are growing about whether China can pass the U.S. to become the world’s biggest economy this century amid warnings that the country’s 30-year miracle is nearing exhaustion.”


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Obama Faces New Strategic Opportunity (China/U.S. Focus) – “The dawn of the global financial crisis has reshaped the global landscape. Now, the United States faces a strategic decision to either embrace peace and development or continue to seek hegemonic superiority. As Wang Yusheng points out, embracing this new opportunity is key for stability in the international community.”


China: Public Opinion Behind Article on Okinawa (NHK) – “The Chinese government says domestic public opinion is behind a newspaper commentary questioning Japan’s sovereignty over its southernmost prefecture Okinawa.”


The Great Sino-Indian Alpine Tent Party of 2013 (Foreign Policy) –  “China’s latest border squabble with India might seem trivial, but the consequences could set Asia on edge.”


China Dips a Toe Into Middle East Peace (New York Times) – “Back-to-back visits from the Palestinian and Israeli leaders hinted that China had given some thought to playing a more energetic, if very limited, role as mediator.