Right now, the U.S. economy is the biggest in the world. It produces roughly $20 trillion worth of goods and services every year. China produces about $13 trillion worth of goods, so it's still a bit behind.
But China's economy is growing more than twice as fast as America's and China is a much bigger country in terms of land and population. Plug those factors into a spreadsheet, and it seems inevitable that eventually China will have a bigger overall economy than the United States.
George Magnus doesn't agree. He's an academic and the author of a book about China called Red Flags: Why Xi's China Is in Jeopardy. And he says there are three reasons why China's rise to overtake the U.S. as the world's largest economy is not inevitable.
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