As China’s President Xi Jinping visits the US, there is a meeting of the world’s two biggest economies. Yet, compared with America, China’s economic expansion has happened at breakneck speed.
It has sparked mass urbanisation and led to tens of millions of rural workers heading to the cities to find work. The story of China’s astounding transformation has been summarised by this report prepared by the BBC this week.
Here are a few of the key facts and findings