The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) issued the 2010 National Competitiveness Blue Book in Beijing on October 25. The Blue Book delineates China’s strategic goals in national competitiveness. They are: By 2020, China’s national competitiveness will reach the leading countries of the world and rank among the top five countries in G20. By 2030, China’s comprehensive competitiveness will be behind only the U.S. and the E.U. By 2050, China will become the second strongest country in the world, surpassed only by the United States.
Source: Southern Metropolitan Daily: October 26, 2010