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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,

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