The origins of China's economic growth are of a relatively recent origins starting in 1993, though its progress is rooted in an ancient culture of many centuries. The trends we will be extrapolating have started when the political leadership of China made the decision to participate in the adoption of a model that would propel China to benefit from the industrialization of its society. For that to be possible required the rapid acquisition of investment capital and of technologies of mass production. In form that required the adaptation of capitalism as the engine of development, which in many respects duplicated the practices originally developed in the UK in hundred years of the age of the steam engines and subsequently by the USA in the fifty years of the age of the combustion motors.
To industrialize requires the acquisition and the installation of modern capital without the social costs that were incurred when production was concentrated in factories.
Net trade - Exports minus Imports - become the key indicators what are the consequences of trading. As shown below, the net trade of China is positive, whereas the results of the net trade of the US is negative, which indicates that its contributions to the aggregate US economy is a net deficit.
China depends on its global trade as a means for achieving its rise as a global superpower.