China to rival US as world power by 2020: survey – Noah Barkin

From Reuters via the Washington Post:

The United States will lose its position as the world’s undisputed leading power over the next decade and a half, with China emerging as a formidable rival, according to a new survey from Germany’s Bertelsmann Foundation.

In the survey, based on interviews of 10,250 people worldwide, 57 percent of respondents said they believed the United States would be a in the year 2020 compared to 55 percent who saw China in that role.

That compared to 81 percent who currently see the United States as a world power and 45 percent who believe China has already attained that status.[Full Text]

June 2, 2006, 5:18 AM
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