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It seems that no matter what statistics are used it will always be possible to point to possible errors in the numbers which are difficult to quantify. However, the use of three sets of data certainly increases the confidence of your conclusions and as you say, it is beyond question that the data points to the conclusion that China is either already the largest economy in the world or will become so in the next year or so. The real question I believe is what the geo-policital and economic consequences of this change to the world are. It seems that historically China has not been engaged in imperial expansion in the way that many other super powers have, possibly because China is already so large that it cannot be effectively managed if it were to grow any larger.