“The emergence of China as a major economic superpower has raised concern among many U.S. policymakers,” according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service.
“Some express concern that China will overtake the United States as the world’s largest trade economy in a few years and as the world’s largest economy within the next two decades. In this context, China’s rise is viewed as America’s relative decline.”
See “Is China a Threat to the U.S. Economy?” (pdf), August 10, 2006.
Some other notable new CRS reports include these:
“Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflicts, and U.S. Policy” (pdf), updated August 4, 2006.
“The Public Health and Medical Response to Disasters: Federal Authority and Funding” (pdf), August 4, 2006.