This video analysis the GDP from 1980 to 2023. It is impressive to see the jump that China did.
In 2014 China become the country with the biggest GDP in the World. US became the second place.
This is interesting for several reasons. One of them is education. The college community used to be open and information exchange was never a problem.
However, in todays flat world we should rethink the consequences for free exchange of knowledge.
In the end of 90’s, Japan started closing their filials in China and returning the manufacturing to Japan. Why? The chineses where copying the japanese technology and replicating it. At the end, the cheap manufacturing was creating a lot of piracy problems…