Is it possible to surpass US in the near future?
A friend Daniel asked me, if China could surpass US in 50 or 100 years?
My answer is, "Maybe, but difficult".
Actually, in China, the biggest problem for young people is "unfair". When you are not born in a rich family or do not have the parents of officers, you are extremely difficult to be promoted in your career life. The guys of "affluent 2nd generation" or "powerful 2nd generation", their starting maybe far exceed your effort & diligence in all life! Some guys always said, you might as well have a good father as make effort or work hard. That is the real situation in China at the moment.
Young people hardly get a respectable life, no money, no house, no car, no good education for kids, how come to contribute to our country and our people? That's absurd!
The high wealth gap and "unfair" is really dangerours to us and next generations. If the wealth and power in the society will only let the "affluent 2nd generation" or "powerful 2nd generation" to enjoy, what about the other people? Do they have the dream? Do they love our country and our people? Absolutely not. Their only dream might be a small house or a steady job with salary. That is crazy!
Several decades of years ago, some elites tried to establish a new China with democracy & science. That will make progress for country and people. What about now?
In fact, our domestic demand could't be increased, unless our people become rich and don't worry about the insurance of retirement, medical care, education for kids, etc. It will take a long time to solve these problems, as well as "unfair" issue.
Please try to ask yourself, do you have the "Chinese Dream"? Or similar as other guys, just have the "American Dream" in memory? What is the difference?
Only the economy gap? I don't think so. In my estimation, the most important is, if you're diligent enough, you will get success in US. Maybe disparity also existed, but far better than our environment.