The Graphic Truth: China's share of the global economy, 1990 vs now
Thirty years ago, China accounted for barely four percent of the global economy. In the years since, that has soared to nearly 20 percent. China's bid to use that economic clout in order to reshape the world more in its own image is one of the defining aspects of global politics today. Here's a look at who dominated the world economy thirty years ago, versus now.