In the past 40 years of reform and opening up, China has made remarkable achievements in the world. Since 2010, China’s GDP surpassed Japan as the world’s second largest economy, China has become more and more distant from other countries.
By 2017, China’s GDP of 12 trillion US dollars is far ahead of Japan’s GDP of 4.8 trillion. China’s GDP ranks second in the world. Many people are optimistic that we will catch up with the United States soon. So, how many years are we different from America? How long can we catch up with the United States?
In 2017, the total GDP of the United States is about 19 trillion US dollars. The gap is neither small nor large. According to the public data, in 2004, the GDP of the United States was $12274.9 billion, while we were only $1955.3 billion at that time, almost six times the difference.
The GDP of the United States in 2004 is equivalent to that of China in 2017, which means that the gap between our comprehensive strength and the United States is only 13 years?
This statement is not scientific. First of all, although China’s development speed is still one of the few in the world today, it has gradually slowed down in recent years, not as fast as the growth rate in the past decade. In addition, the comprehensive strength of a country can be measured not only by GDP, but also by technology, education and many other indicators.
Whether it’s robots, chips, or aerospace, the gap between us and the United States is obvious. In terms of education, the United States has cultivated a large number of jobel talents, which seems to be beyond our reach.
But in terms of GDP, according to the current economic growth rate of China and the United States, it is very likely that China will surpass the United States before 2025!
As for per capita GDP, in 2017, China’s per capita GDP was only more than 8000 US dollars, not even reaching the world average level of 10000 US dollars. China’s per capita GDP also wants to exceed the total amount of trillions US dollars in the United States, but now the total amount of the world is less than 80 trillion.
China’s GDP per capita is unlikely to surpass that of the United States in a short period of time. After all, China’s population base is large, and the road will be one step at a time!