Read the text below entitled "The Rise of a Fierce yet Fragile Superpower" in order to answer questionThe Rise of a Fierce Yet Fragile Superpower Source: Special Double Issue Newsweek Dec 31st, 2007 / Jan 7th 2008 (Adapted)
For Americans, 2008 is an important election year. But for much
of the world, it is likely to be seen as the year that China moved to
center stage, with the Olympics serving as the country's long-awaited
coming-out party. The much-heralded advent of China as a global power is
no longer a forecast but a reality. On issue after issue, China has
become the second most important country on the planet. Consider what
happened already this past year. In 2007 China contributed more to
global growth than the United States, the first time another country had
done so since at least the 1930s. It also became the world's largest
consumer, eclipsing the United States in four of the five basic food,
energy and industrial commodities. And a few months ago China surpassed
the United States to become the world's leading emitter of CO2.Concerning the contribution given to global growth,
a) China led it in 2007.
b) the United States has kept the leadership.
c) China has remained unbeatable since 1930.
d) China and the USA have been leading.
e) the US surpassed China in 2007.