During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump reminded everyone how China is beating USA in every category. He was raving on and on about how China is the most powerful economy these days.
But how much of that is true, and how much of that is just Trump being Trump? Well, way back in 2016, BBC made a documentary about the differences and the similarities between the USA and China.
There is no denying that China’s economy is growing. And that USA has fallen behind a little bit. But the USA is still the largest economy in the world. It is just China has a bigger market, which is one of the reasons why USA and Europe are trying to make it into the Chinese market of goods.
What will happen in the next years? What can we expect from Trump’s presidency? The documentary does not answer those questions, but it gives you a broad sense where we are coming from. And studying the past is one of the best ways to know what to expect in the future.