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from The Economist

Defence costs

Military spending as a percentage of GDP. This shows how astronomical the U.S. defense budget is -- we could cut our funding in half and still be spending more than China.

from Reuters

China's yuan surpasses euro as 2nd most-used currency in trade finance: SWIFT

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Wang Jianlin remains China's richest person, according to the Hurun Report. (Flickr/World Economic Forum)

In a world history moment, China has just pushed off the United States as the world's top economy, according to new data from the International Monetary Fund.The measurement, known as Purchasing Power Parity, shows that Chinese consumers are able to buy more shoes, Starbucks and cars than Americans can with their money - a clear sign of China'

Congress Delivers Critical Blow to Wind Power--As Environment America prepared to unveil its report More Wind, Less Warming: How American Wind Energy’s Rapid Growth Can Help Solve Global Warming at a press conference today, the U.S. House of Representatives showed that it continues to resist a clean energy future.

from the Guardian

China surpasses US as world's largest trading nation

China has overtaken the US in annual trade in goods, according to official figures. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP