China's emergence as a global economic superpower was the most-read news story of the past decade, surpassing such events as the Iraq War and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, concludes The Global Language Monitor LLC, a U.S. media tracking group.
There's a strong-and-growing interest in the Asian heavyweight, now the world's No. 3 overall economy, said Global Language President Paul JJ Payack.
"The rise of China to new economic heights has changed - and continues to challenge - current international order," Payack said. "It is with little surprise that its ongoing transformation has topped all other news stories in a decade [that's been marked] by war, economic catastrophe, and natural disasters."