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16/08/2010 China eclipses Japan as the world's second biggest economy


China overtakes Japan as world no.2 economy


China leapfrogs Japan as world's second-largest economy


News Update: China's Economy Beats Japan's in Q2 as World's Second-Largest August 10, 2010


China's Economy Overtakes Japan

China has leapfrogged Japan to become the world's second-largest economy, a title Japan has held for more than 40 years. While Japan grew 3.9% in 2010, its first annual growth in three years, this was not enough to hold off China's booming economy. Japan's nominal GDP was $5.4742tn in 2010, less than China's total of $5.8786tn.
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