原文标题：15 reasons why China will dominate the world
As of 2012, China is the world's second-largest economy, after the United States, by both nominal GDP and purchasing power parity, and is also the world's largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods.
In per capita terms, China ranked 90th by nominal GDP and 91st by GDP (PPP) in 2011, according to the IMF. China is a recognised nuclear weapons state and has the world's largest standing army, with the second-largest defence budget.
Let's take a look at how China is set to dominate the world.
1. Urban boom
The lure of rapid riches is drawing Chinese to urban areas in droves. Just two recent stats to illustrate the mind-blowing scale of China's urban consumption boom:
i) Urban household disposable income is expected to double between 2010 and 2020.
ii) In 2010, China had 18 million households with an annual income above $16,000. By 2020, this number will be 167 million households. That's nearly 400 million people.
The outcome? A massive, sophisticated urban Chinese class of people, with a massive demand for high quality goods and services.
2. Best of the West in the East
The demand for high quality goods and services has been met (more often than not) by Western brands trading on the status that comes with their heritage. Indeed, Western brands have scrambled to not only sell to Chinese consumers, but to pay homage to them.
With special ranges or products that are made for China, or by rolling out the red carpet to Chinese consumers around the world.
Both of which have set the expectations of Chinese consumers, and given Chinese brands and entrepreneurs the inspiration and confidence to step forward, while still remaining mindful of the need to match - or exceed - the standards of quality set by the very best of their Western counterparts.
3. Global brain
The impact of the Great Firewall of China is well-documented, but China is connected. With over 513 million Internet users (compared to 245 million Americans online), Chinese entrepreneurs and consumers are part of the global brain: frantically feeding off (and adding to) global consumer culture and creativity.
4. Designed better in China
You know you've truly arrived as an economy when local art, architecture and design move from functional to desirable:
The Brand New China Store, situated in Beijing, is a fashion and lifestyle store that focuses exclusively on Chinese designers. Selling clothes, accessories, furniture, home decor items and paintings at a wide variety of prices.
It's owned by Hong Huang, a major celebrity (media figure, blogger, television host and publisher) in China.
Chinese architect Wang Shu was awarded the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize in May 2012 in Beijing, the first Chinese architect to win the prize for work on the Chinese mainland.
5. Made better by China for all
Despite China's growing economic power, there are still hundreds of millions of Chinese with relatively modest incomes. And alongside this huge domestic market, there are billions of other emerging market consumers, making the rewards for Chinese brands which bring high quality, yet low cost products to market almost endless.
In December 2011, China Unicom unveiled the MI-ONE, featuring a 1.5GHz processor, a four inch display, and an 8 megapixel camera.
Designed to capitalise on the growing domestic demand for reasonably priced smartphones, the MI-ONE costs less than half what comparable smartphones from Apple or Samsung usually cost.
At the end of 2011, China's state owned JAC Motors announced an investment of $500 million in Brazil, the world's fourth-largest car market.
The company's first overseas factory is expected to produce 100,000 cars per year.
6. Made greener in China
With the Chinese government pushing the green agenda hard (for both reasons of economics and national pride), and both urban and rural populations mindful of increasingly visible environmental degradation, expect to see a steady stream of Chinese planet-saving innovations and initiatives:
The city of Shenzhen boasts a fleet of electric taxis. The fleet was supplied by Chinese automobile manufacturer BYD, and the pilot project has seen 50 electric taxis take to the streets. There are plans to add a further 250 vehicles to the fleet during 2012, as well as 200 electric buses.
At the end of 2011, China ENFI Engineering Corp completed work on the world's largest solar tracking station in Ningxia. The plant's solar tracking systems deliver a 25 per cent increase in capacity over traditional solar power stations.
7. Made online in China
Driven by a massive online population and the censorship of key Western online brands, Chinese services are not simply imitating the Googles, Facebooks and Twitters of the world. Instead they are often showing their better-known counterparts the way forward by integrating, if not adding to and enhancing, popular online services.
O.cn is a stylised online mapping service that covers 38 of China's largest cities. The 3D maps interface with social networks, and users can click on individual buildings and areas to access user-created and curated content.
In 2011, Sina, the Chinese web portal, launched a check-in service called WeiLingDi via their resident Twitter-like website Weibo.
Users are able to check-in at locations using WeiLingDi, earn badges, write reviews about local businesses, and connect with 60,000 verified Chinese celebrities.
8. Made stranger in China
The rise of consumer culture in China has inevitably led to the creation of some 'remarkable' products and services. However unusual consumers' tastes, they are being met by Chinese brands.
In 2011, former Soviet aircraft carrier, The Kiev, was converted into a luxury hotel by its new Chinese owners. The ship has 137 standard hotel rooms, three VIP guest rooms, two presidential suites, and a luxury restaurant.
China Post offers a service enabling individuals to send letters from space, with a 'Space City 1′ postmark. Users send an email to Tiangong-1, a Chinese spacecraft orbiting the earth, which is then rerouted to a special China Space Post Office branch in Beijing.
The emails are printed, placed in space-themed envelopes, stamped with a 'galactic postmark', and sent in the mail.
9. Made together in China
As the most populous country in the world, and one with a strong collectivist culture, it's no surprise to see a wave of innovative Chinese products and services that bring consumers together.
Handsup.cn aims to hand power over to the consumer by asking them to recommend products and services they want to buy, as well as the price tag. The more users that want a particular product, the higher the chance of it being available, and the lower the price.
In late 2011, Chinese P2P lending site CreditEase secured a round of funding, while founder Tang Ning was honoured by the Communist party. Both achievements signal the dramatic impact of P2P lending in China, where there are now over 100 sites offering services.
CreditEase has become one of the country's largest independent financial service providers, with more than 5,000 workers.
10. Made bigger in China
Whether it's the size of the population, the cities, or the economy, China means 'big', if not 'biggest'. Just three consumer-focused examples to illustrate:
The Youngman JNP6250G is believed to be the largest bus in the world, capable of transporting up to 300 passengers. The first of the buses will be deployed in Beijing and Hangzhou, using dedicated highway lanes.
Construction of Beijing Daxing International Airport is due to begin in late 2012. By the time it's completed in 2017, the airport's planned capacity is 200 million passengers per year. It will be connected to Beijing via a new high-speed rail link.
The year 2013 will see the opening of the world's largest freestanding shopping mall in the Chinese city of Tianjin, which is just 30 minutes from Beijing by high-speed train.
The SM Tianjin Shopping Center will cover 530,000 square metres, an area larger than 74 football fields.
11. Made easier in China
All of the pressures that lead global consumers to seek convenience are amplified in Chinese cities. A couple of Chinese innovations leading the way when it comes to ease and convenience:
The Ubox mobile app for Android, iPhone and Java-based phones enables users to ... and pay for snacks using their mobile device. It also includes a discount on the cash price for users.
In September 2011, Sichuan hotpot chain Hai Di Lao and Chinese technology firm Huawei announced a partnership to ... telepresence screens in restaurants across China.
Thanks to the screens, customers can enjoy their meal with faraway friends and family - via a video link.
12. Made faster in China
Everything is going, has to be and can be done faster, worldwide. Something Chinese companies are very much aware of.
The Huawei Ascend D Quad was launched in early 2012, claiming to be the world's fastest smartphone. The company's first quad-core smartphone features a 720p HD touchscreen and an 8 megapixel camera.
In 15 days at the end of 2011, Chinese manufacturing and construction firm Broad Group built a 30-storey hotel in China's Hunan Province.
The aim of the project was to demonstrate the company's Broad Sustainable Building technology.
13. Made more luxurious in China
Of course, luxury is a key part of the China story. From 'Chinese' sub-brands (e.g. Hermes' Shang Xia) to Chinese brands being made in Italy (e.g. China Garments' Sorgere) Chinese consumers' cravings for luxury goods shows no sign of slowing.
Relevant here: wealthy Chinese splurging on an increasing number of home-grown Chinese luxury brands and services.
Originally launched in Shanghai in 1898, cosmetics brand Shanghai Vive was recently re-launched to appeal to luxury consumers in China and the West. The brand hopes to tap into its heritage and China's growing global cultural identity.
China Railways Group has created the world's longest high-speed rail network with about 7055km of routes in China, and trains topping speeds of 350km/h.
The Beijing - Shanghai route was opened in 2011 with business class travellers being waited on by uniformed stewardesses, and enjoying LCD TVs.
14. Made better in China
While many of the brands in this Trend Briefing have only relatively recently made waves, there are of course plenty of established Chinese brands already operating comfortably on a global scale:
Sportswear brand Li Ning launched its US retail site in March 2012, heavily branded with the slogan 'Straight Out of New China' and featuring a number of high-profile endorsements. A promotion at the end of the month for special-edition 'Year of the Dragon' shoes caused the site to crash due to demand.
In January 2012, Chinese consumer electronics giant Haier demonstrated their 'Brain Wave TV', which allows users to control the action on their TV sets using their minds.
The experimental technology was showcased alongside consumer-ready innovations such as 3D TVs with 2D to 3D conversion.
Forget the 'Made in China' stigma. It should be clear by now that ambitious and confident Chinese brands are already catering to demanding consumers, both at home and increasingly abroad.
And if you're a non-Chinese entrepreneur, why not get in touch with some of these brands to see if you can help them roll out globally even faster?
Again, these brands and innovations are just the start. Fuelled by constantly improving technologies, a higher quality workforce and booming domestic consumption, Chinese brands are just warming up.
Which is why all brands need to keep both eyes firmly on China, a market that will increasingly define consumer culture.
The Indian system is more efficient..
by Nikhil Shah (View MyPage) on Jun 09, 2012 04:25 AM | Hide replies
1. GDP output per GW
India produces more $GDP ppp per GW = $25 billion
as compared to China. This is also true for CO2
emissions. India's CO2 emissions are much lower.
2. India's GINI Index is 36 as compared to China's 44, 15-20 percent better
3. GDP nominal per capita of China is 4x better than India but GDP PPP per household is only 25 percent better.
4. India has better demographics and by 2050 will be the number economy in the world along with a democratic, consumer based Market economy.
Enter the Dragons
by Bodh Ramdeo (View MyPage) on Jun 09, 2012 12:20 AM
Fiery Dragonland Has a Ggovt...run by younger, gung-ho, no-nonsense, get-it-done mandarins.
Plodding Elephantland has no govt...is run by aging, geriatric, duddering, wishy-washy, powerless, inept pipsqueak netas, and useless babus.
Any guess who's going to win the race to the top???
by kk kumar (View MyPage) on Jun 07, 2012 04:07 AM
NRIs don't mind moving to China either for the same reason they did to the UK and US.
by Just Curious (View MyPage) on Jun 07, 2012 12:41 AM
Are all the pics from China? It looks like some western country with excellent Infrastructure.
by Hell Boy (View MyPage) on Jun 07, 2012 12:30 AM
You guys are paid chinese agents and their mouth peice, always you have something to propagate about the chinese, isnt ther anything bad happening in china. Is China so good stop this false communist propaganda. China will not dominate the world once its Manufacturing unit goes down we will see where they stand. India should stop flooding its market with those inferior low quality chinese goods and allow our manufacturers to prosper.
by Dev (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 06:29 PM
In china ,the dominos have been stacked properly and when one fell ,the others all fell allover the country.
In india, the dominos are falling ,but only in some patches. the rest dominos are all standing .
what im saying is that the EFFECT OF IMPROVEMENT AND MAKEOVERS have spread all over China...but it hasnt in India.
It is the effect of Synchronising with the Global economy..we all have have to do it
by sunny India (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 06:08 PM | Hide replies
Once the war declared by China is completed, all will have to learn Chinese and forget English ??
Re: Once war
by kk kumar (View MyPage) on Jun 07, 2012 04:17 AM
I don't understand the reasoning behind hating our neighbors. On personal levels we seem like friends in foreign countries. I wonder if most the hatred is fueled by our politicians. I have had one Chinese national told me that we owe India for culture and religion and you guys look at your neighbors through politicians eyes.
Re: Once war
by xtrax (View MyPage) on Jun 07, 2012 12:30 AM
You guys are nuts, I don't know if you ever learn what is happening before commenting. Do you know millions of Chinese are learning english? Ya right thats right. Maybe thats what they said probably during the unification of India that all people will have to forget their mother tongue and just speak hindi? No one speaks Marati, malayalam, Gujrathi, Tamil, Telugu etc oh we forgot all of it didn't we?
by nikhil l (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 12:17 PM
We need a strong candidate like Modi to become the PM for India's progress
True test of greatness
by Joe Satriani (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 12:12 PM
becoming number one is no big deal...but holding that position even for a few years will be difficult....already the backlash towards china has started...u will see the effect in a few years
if we can get rid of corruption and corrupt leaders
by Jew Cock (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:40 AM | Hide replies
we can easily overtake the dragon in just 5 yrs flat! there's nothing china has done that we can NOT do! the only hitch is overpopulation and corruption. one child per couple must be sternly implemented. corruption has to be stopped and corrupt leaders put behind bars for life - like hosni of egypt! viva india!
Re: if we can get rid of corruption and corrupt leaders
by shubasrikrishna (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 06:08 PM
It is much more than that...We are not hardworking. We do not work as a team. We always break rules and do not know to keep our place clean. We have huge resources and do not want to utilise it. In the name NGOs the whole country continues to be backward. We encourage these NGOS and christian missionaries who want the poor to remain poor. The list is endless....
OUR GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SHOULD LEARN LESSONS FROM CHINA
by ss dhingra (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:39 AM
OUR SELFISH POLITICAL SYSTEM IS RUN BY UNPROFESSIONAL/UNEDUCATED/UNETHICAL PEOPLE WHO DEVIDE THERE OWN PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF CASTE & RELIGION IN ORDER TO KEEP POWER WITH THEM WILL NEVER ALLOW THE COUNTRY AND GENERAL PEOPLE TO PROSPER.
CHINA HAS MORE POPULATION THAN INDIA BUT THEY HAVE MANAGED THEIR COUNTRY MUCH MORE BETTER IN EVERY ASPECT BE IT PUBLIC SERVICES, INFRASTRUCRE WHEREAS IN INDIA LAW MAKERS ARE LAW BREAKERS.
PITY ON INDIAN SET UP. INDIA'S MULTI PARTY / RELIGION BASED POLITICAL SYSTEMS IS ITS OWN ENEMY, POWER / VOTE HUNGARY POLITICIANS WILL KEEP ON DEPRIVING INDIANS FROM THEIR PROSPERITY.
We can not appreciate and match but only envy our rival!
by VISHWAJEET PATKI (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:33 AM | Hide replies
As we can not write a similar growth story about ourselves, we can only curse or envy our neighbours! Our democracy is proving to be a curse to the deprived and unprivilaged and a handful politicians are making the best use of it.
For superpowers, trust is not to be begged, but imposed. Is the U.S. trusted by any nation in the world? But do they have a choice?
The vision with which China is acquiring energy sources, strategic assets in the world, it is beyond any nation's capacity to match this vision and the quest to rule the world. There is also a possibility of China taking over Pakistan and Afganistan within next 5-10 years for strategic benefits.
Re: We can not appreciate and match but only envy our rival!
by suresh vasudevan nair (View MyPage) on Jun 07, 2012 01:55 AM
A well written comment. Chaina has a goverment with a vision that no other countries can match, a goverment think out of box and differently, a government doesn"t compromise national security and interests to appease a sect of community. Such a nation can only grow , no point in complaining
by md sadiq (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:28 AM
some one said true, All living things are made by God, rest all "MADE IN CHINA"
And china doesnt have to put up with the debilitating caste..
by devedas bhaskar (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:27 AM | Hide replies
Re: And china doesnt have to put up with the debilitating caste..
by Joe Satriani (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 12:10 PM
they have a new class system emerging, so dont worry humans will be the same any where
same old story
by jai (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:25 AM
no one has doubt on it....we are nowhere lets be happy in whatever we hyve....
by saarvesh tari (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:15 AM | Hide replies
plz show the pics of china showing povert
by abcdef (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:30 AM
all poverty is hidden ... are not transperant... nothing is exposed
by Rivka Mishra (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:13 AM
Eventually China will also beat the US and Western countries in human rights. I am not being sarcastic. We have had a few centuries of Western hypocrisy - colonialism, Cold War politics, bombing Vietnam and Iraq. It shouldn't be too difficult to do better than this.
by om shanti (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:05 AM
USA will remain the global police always and China will remain the cashier always..the police will have to come back to the cashier for salary..
by om shanti (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:01 AM | Hide replies
2.Unity in diversity
5.Food and education for all
China practices the above in true sense.So,it is going to be a super power..
by Pele Lele (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:04 AM
You forgot one more important point "Discipline"
Re: Re: ..
by om shanti (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:05 AM
Yes right,and talk less work more policy.
by abcdef (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:11 AM
patriotism is for their own nation.. it doesnt help the rest of the world.
by R K (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:19 AM
Add:11. china promotes manufacture of hardware, basic raw materials, basic components like chips and spares,and spends lot on R & D which increases longterm employment and technical capability of Chinese. (India is more after import & assemble tchnology, software technologies which are neither longterm beneficial nor increases technical capabilities of the Indians.Yes we are making a good show presently & statistically)
by Prem Mohan (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 10:57 AM | Hide replies
I cannot agree with this article. As long as India is under the guidance of the Nenru-Gandhi family, it sill surely become the no. 1 power in the world.
Re: Cannot agree
by A A (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 10:58 AM
No 1 in corruption
Re: Cannot agree
by The Prophet (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:01 AM
i am glad that finally someone has understood the reason for our progress!
China can never become super power
by abcdef (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 10:45 AM | Hide replies
China can never become a leader. becoz:
1> None of country's trust them, becoz they are not transperant. A leader should have the trust of his followers as USA has it.
2> China never thinks of welfare of any other people in the world.
3> they are not democratic. they are suppressing the human rights.. world has no lessons to learn from communists.
4> having trillion dollar economy can alone can not make them the leader... they are just becoming rich workers .. but no way the leaders.
5> if rich can become leaders .. then all currupt would have become great leaders of the worls.
Re: China can never become super power
by Golden (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:12 AM
i am highly surprised, all your points are valid for USAThags rather than china...as far as china is concerned, they have huge support from african union and other nations who dont bowdown before usaThags...yes, you still may warship USA Load A...
Re: China can never become super power
by Shishir (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:26 AM
where is the transparency in the world frnd.....see Indian politics, US-UK Foreign policies, CIA, FBI, almost all of the north African countries fighting civil war for Gold, Oil and diamond
Re: China can never become super power
by om shanti (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 10:56 AM
African block and CIS block definitely trusts China where it has huge investment. Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, etc too trusts.
When you are rich and control money,you automatically become super power.
By the way,China has made Hong Kong special administrative reason,it has not gone for war with Taiwan,it is heavily investing in Tibet.
China means business..
Re: Re: China can never become super power
by A A (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 10:59 AM
World leader will be world policeman USA forever. China is not interested in whats going in rest of the world
Re: Re: China can never become super power
by Golden (View MyPage) on Jun 06, 2012 11:14 AM
you are right bro. I work in africa and here people hate usa for their mass murderingAgenda and hegemonial attitude....
recently this land where I work had a project and china only came with win win policy, canada and usa thagsWere trying to bully and control thisland, but thanks to the prez of this land, he shows great character and stood tall...