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CASS Ranked China’s Economic and International Standing

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) evaluated, ranked, and published in its yellow book of eleven countries on economic and international standing, ranking China a "7."  

CASS published its report on December 24, 2009. The U.S., still considered a super power, was clearly ranked number "1," followed by Japan in second place and Germany in 3rd place.  

The evaluation criteria was based on five main and four secondary factors: 1) territory and natural resources, population, economy, military, and science; and 2) social development, sustainability, security and domestic politics, and international contribution.

China is ranked 2nd concerning military power. Its population is a contributor to its overall ranking.

Source: China Internet Press Center, December 24, 2009