Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

1/13/2014 (11 months ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

China is set to take the center of the world stage from the USA.

Welcome to second place. China has become the largest trading nation, surpassing the United States for in 2013. China is hailing the achievement as "a landmark milestone" for the nation.

Chinese trade ports are massive affairs, stretching for miles. Many are newly constructed and specifically designed for high volume operations.

Chinese trade ports are massive affairs, stretching for miles. Many are newly constructed and specifically designed for high volume operations.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

1/13/2014 (11 months ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: China, USA, trade, 2013, largest, superpower, rise


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - China has overtaken the U.S. as the world's largest trading nation, taking the title in 2013 as reports now show. China has been the world's largest exporter since 2009, and is now the world's largest trader overall.

China is also the world's second-largest economy, powered by 1.4 billion people who both produce and consume goods.

Francis Xavier, patron Saint of China, pray for us!

A spokesman for China's Customs Administration, Zheng Yuesheng, said, "It is very likely that China overtook the US to become the world's largest trading country in goods in 2013 for the first time. This is a landmark milestone for our nation's foreign trade development."

China's trade surpassed $4 trillion last year, with exports rising 7.9 percent and imports rising 7.3 percent. The nation's trade surplus, or what the country is profiting by is almost $260 billion for 2013.

China has long set its sights on becoming the world's dominant economic powerhouse, as well as a dominant figure in Asian politics. To accomplish this, the nation has cracked down on inaccurate and inflated trade numbers, which it no longer needs to inflate to make itself appear powerful. China has accomplished its initial mission.

With massive profits flowing, China has moved into a new phase of hegemony which includes a number of things. Mao is being replaced by Edmund Burke as revolution becomes pass and conservatism entrenches the establishment, which is the Communist Party.

China is now developing a Moon landing program where they aim to become the second country to land a person on the Moon. They are also building up their military, modernizing equipment and constructing new assets to project power further into the Pacific and South China Sea. In the economic arena, the nation has already revealed a goal to become the world's reserve currency.

China is already one of the world's largest investors in Africa, a continent which remains very rich in natural resources.

As for the United States, our nation continues to lag in a number of key areas including education, poor infrastructure, rising taxes, and political corruption. Moral decay is also a factor in the nation's decline.

What happens next depends on sound economic policy in the U.S. which will only come from stronger, competent leadership. Given the nature of the U.S. political system however, this is difficult to obtain.

Pope Francis calls for your 'prayer and action'...

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


© 2014 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for December 2014
Christmas, hope for humanity:
That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will.
Parents: That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.



Comments


More Asia Pacific

Horrific school massacre may backfire against Afghanistan Taliban Watch

Image of The Afghanistan military sweeps the streets following the deadly attack on the Peshawar school.

By Troy Dredge, Catholic Online

As members of Afghanistan's Taliban swept through an army-run school in Peshawar, the results were horrifying. Unarmed children cowered under benches as armed gunmen indiscriminately slaughtered all who stood in their path. All told, 132 children and nine school ... continue reading


Making good on Mao: China begins massive water transfer project, worlds largest Watch

Image of Once the final western leg of the project is completed, the canal system will reroute roughly 45 billion cubic meters of water annually across the country.

By Troy Dredge, Catholic Online

China has made good on one of the late Chairman Mao's visions with the world's largest transfer project. Those living in the dry, Northern provinces turned on their taps December 12 and enjoyed water from all the way in the distant Hubei province. Invention ... continue reading


This is the new face of terrorism! Two dead after gun battle in Sydney Australia Watch

Image of Australian police stand outside a cafe in Sydney, in a 17 hour standoff with an Iranian immigrant that left two dead.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In Australia, security forces stormed a cafe where a gunman was holding several hostages, ending a 16 hour siege. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Australian media has reported that two people, including the gunman, were killed after the security forces stormed the ... continue reading


More priests and male clergy encouraged to join fight against human trafficking Watch

Image of An Indian sex worker hides her face from the camera. More Catholic clergy are working to free women like these.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Disguised along with local police officers, nuns in India have assisted local law enforcement in raids against brothels. Many women and young girls - some as young as 12 years of age, are saved from lives of prostitution. There are now calls for more members of the ... continue reading


'Twitter' used as a weapon of warfare: Indian man found tweeting pro-Islamist State messages Watch

Image of The Islamic States has used social media to spread its propaganda.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It has long been said that the next war would be an information war. An Indian man, since arrested, has been caught posting pro-Islamist State messages on Internet posting boards Twitter. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Twenty-four-year-old engineer Mehdi Masroor ... continue reading


Chinese freight train makes world record trip through '21st Century Silk Railway' Watch

Image of The lengthy trip was all part of a plan to check the viability of adding Spain to a rail link that already connects China with Germany five times a week.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A Chinese freight train hauling Christmas cheer set a new record after finishing a three-week journey, the longest in the world, from Yiwu in Zhejiang Province to Spain's capital, Madrid. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Traveling more than 8,000 miles of ... continue reading


For girls in rural Uttar Pradesh, internet access and computer skills can be the difference between life and death Watch

Image of While many government-run schools in India do teach children how to use the internet and computers, rural regions of the country often have no such luck.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

India is one of the world's fastest growing developing nations, and internet use in the country is also growing despite low-but increasing-wages. However, internet-literacy in this country, where more and more jobs require computer skills and internet access for ... continue reading


Mongolia to receive its first deacon - from Mongolia Watch

Image of The Catholic Church in Mongolia is small, but growing, dominated by foreign-born missionaries.

By Troy Dredge, Catholic Online

The Apostolic Prefecture of Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia will receive its first indigenous deacon, 23-year-old Enkh Baatar during an ordination this week in South Korea. What's remarkable is that Baatar is Mongolian-born, in an area where the church is dominated by ... continue reading


Indian father strangles daughter's rapist, mutilates attacker with hot tongs Watch

Image of The rapist was a tenant of the 14-year-old daughter's father.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A 36-year-old father lured the suspected rapist of his 14-year-old daughter into his Delhi home and cooked him dinner before slipping him a sleeping pill. He then strangled and applied burning hot tongs to his daughter's attacker's genitals. The father of six ... continue reading


In Nepal, largest mass religious slaughter takes place in reverence to Hindu goddess Watch

Image of About 5 million Hindus from Nepal and neighboring India took part in a religious festival dedicated to the goddess Gadhimai where 10,000 Buffalo calves and 150,000 goats were slaughtered.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The world's largest religious mass slaughter occurred in Nepal on November 29, a religious festival in the Hindu tradition dedicated to the goddess Gadhimai. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Motilal Kushwaha was just one of the tens of thousands who took part in ... continue reading


All Asia Pacific News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for December 18th, 2014 Image

St. Rufus
December 18: Rufus and Zosimus were citizens of Antioch (or perhaps Philippi) ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter