China in the last 10 years – graphic of the day

China opens a congress of its ruling Communist Party today that will usher in a once-in-a-decade leadership change. President Hu Jintao said that China will reform to make its currency and interest rates more market-based, boost overseas investments and put more state funds into industry as part of plans to keep GDP on track to double by 2020. Today’s graphic shows China’s GDP, exports, and population change over the last 10 years.

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