China’s Economy, But Not Military Spending, Passes Japan’s

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China’s economy has passed Japan’s and is now considered to be the second largest in the world:

China Tops Japan as World’s No. 2 Economy

China overtook the U.S. last year as the biggest automobile market and Germany as the largest exporter…China is on course to overtake the U.S. as the world’s largest economy around 2020, PricewaterhouseCoopers said…

The reason I said “considered” is that the largest single economy is that of the European Union, but it was apparently overlooked as a single entity by the Bloomberg report above.  Those in live in Japan and the USA need to realize that the balance of power is changing.

Now, to a degree, the Japanese do understand this.  And this is likely one reason why it has been spending more on its military than China:

Japan has one of the largest defence budgets in the world, surpassing even China’s in the last few years.”

And while this likely seems to be the prudent thing to do from a carnal perspective, the Bible suggests that in the end, nations like Japan and China will cooperate militarily.  But while many Asian countries are increasing their military spending, the USA is decreasing its according to another article I saw in our local paper (The Tribune, San Luis Obispo).

Countries that produce more than they consume tend to become richer while those that emphasize consumption tend to become poorer.  And while China has problems (pollution and massive potential for civil unrest) its government seems to have a better grasp of certain economic principles than the USA government seems to.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

China, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 1: Genesis and Chinese Characters Where did the Chinese people come from? This article provides information showing that the Chinese peoples must have known about various accounts in the Book of Genesis up until their dispersion after the Tower of Babel.
China, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 2: The Sabbath and Some of God’s Witness in China When did Christianity first come to China? And is there early evidence that they observed the seventh day sabbath?
Asia in Prophecy What is Ahead for Asia? Who are the “Kings of the East”? What will happen to nearly all the Chinese, Russians, Indians, and others of Asia? China in prophecy, where? Who has the 200,000,000 man army related to Armageddon?
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Eight reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and eight reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. This article includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist?  Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests?  This is the longest and most complete article on this page on Barack Obama prophecies. Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies.
Japan, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 1: Any Witness? Where did the Japanese people come from? Have they had any witness?
Japan, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 2: Prophecy Japan in prophecy. What is prophesied for Japan? Will God save the Japanese?

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