The world has been watching with interest the recent 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) because it will bring in a new generation of leaders who will likely rule the world’s second largest economy, the most populous country and the largest authoritarian state for the next 10 years. While the personalities and past experiences of these new leaders are important predictors of their future behavior and policies, three things will likely happen in the next decade regardless of who is leading the country: China will become the largest economy in the world, China will be pushed to front stage in international politics, and China will slip into a populist authoritarian state. The world’s largest economy During its National Congress, the CPC officially set its goal for the next 10 years to develop China into a “moderately prosperous society.” Specifically, China plans to double its total GDP and per capita GDP by 2020. The unstated ambition, however, is to make China surpass the US and become the largest economy in the world, at least when GDP is measured by purchasing power parity (GDP/ppp). In 2011, China’s GDP/ppp was at the level of 75 percent of the US… Read full this story
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