BEIJING, May 13 -- China is an Asian country with many neighboring countries. There are 14 countries border China, plus countries that face China across the sea, China has more than 20 surrounding countries.
In recent years, China's rapid economic development has become the major force of the world's economic growth, and China's surrounding countries directly benefited a lot from China. China's continuously expanding foreign trade undoubtedly stimulated the economic development of the surrounding countries.
From 1978 to 2008, the total export-import volume of China's foreign cargo trade had increased from 20.6 billion U.S. dollars to 2561.6 billion U.S. dollars, with an average yearly growth of 18%, and a total increase of 124 times. The share of the total export-import volume in the world had increased from 0.8% to 8.9%, and the economic aggregate increased with a yearly average of 9.8%. In 2009, the most economic depressing year after the World War II, China's economic growth rate was still over 8%, with a total contribution of more than 20% to the world economy.
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Author: Wang Guanqun