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This is how China overtook the USA - look at these images of Port Yangshan

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
October 30th, 2013
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Below are images of the Chinese port of Yangshan in Shanghai. The staggering quantity of containers shows just how much Chinese-manufactured merchandise the world consumes, with much of it headed to the United States.

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Across the Pacific, the Port of Yangshan in Shanghai, China hums with activity. The relatively new port moves at least 32 million containers a year, which is an average of over 8,000 per day. It is the world's busiest port. And it's still growing.

The facility itself stretches about three square miles, and is always filled with containers as busy cranes unload empty containers from ships, then stacks them high on the decks of the world's largest container vessels.

Massive engineering projects such as these are making China an increasingly powerful trading nation, one whose hopes include displacing the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

Despite its massive size, the port of Yangshan is just one port in Shangai, and Shanghai is just one city in China. As impressive as this port appears, it should be understood that this just represents a fraction of China's overseas trade.

China also ships material overland and by air.

And the world keeps consuming.

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