CHINA RAMPAS TEMPAT KEDUA KUASA EKONOMI DARIPADA JEPUN
China has become the world's second-biggest economy after the US, pushing Japan to third place in 2010.
Japan lost its 42-year ranking after data released by its cabinet office on Monday showed a contraction in the last quarter due to weak consumer spending and a strong yen.
The data underlined the weak state of a Japanese economy burdened by deflation, soft domestic demand and pressured by the industrialised world's biggest debt.
Sumber: Aljazeera.net, 15/2/2011