Barack Obama, right smiles as a group of children wave flags and flowers during a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

The End Of The American Century? China And Uncle Sam Race To The Top

As one expert explains his theories on why this may or may not be the end of the American century, another cautions that such a question is beside the point — what matters most is how power is used.

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