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Buildings lit up with Chinese characters reading "Never forget the original intention" during a light show marking the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing on June 26.

Buildings lit up with Chinese characters reading "Never forget the original intention" during a light show marking the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing on June 26.

Photographer: Yan Cong/Bloomberg
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The Big Take

When Will China Rule the World? Maybe Never

The Communist Party wants the world to see China’s continued rise as inevitable. In reality, it’s anything but.

When will China overtake the U.S. to become the world’s biggest economy?

Few questions are more consequential, whether it’s for executives wondering where long-term profits will come from, investors weighing the dollar’s status as global reserve currency, or generals strategizing over geopolitical flashpoints.