Thirty years after it was bombed out of existence, the Japanese PER CAPITA income reached that of the US. It was scarcely noticed then and is forgotten now.
If China, finally, after far more than twice that much time, finally grunts up to one quarter the per capita income of the US, the world will stand up and cheer. From pole to pole the cry will go out: “Communism WORKS!”
With four times the population of the US, China’s will be the biggest economy on earth.
And nobody will be allowed to forget it!