Redden: China's 60th Anniversary

Don't get all worked up by the headline, Sinophiles. We're talking about the 60th birthday of the founding of the People's Republic, which Mao Zedong declared on October 1, 1949. Here's a look at China then and now.

Update: Graph has been corrected to reflect China's 2008 GDP of $4.3 trillion, not $44.02 trillion.

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  • Aly-Khan Satchu

    This is a great Visual and a remarkable Story. If you ever wanted to know what a Great Leap Forward looks like, this is the fingerprint evidence.

    Aly-Khaan Satchu
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