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Just One Coke

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If you, like, me, are of a certain age, you probably remember from your childhood how businesses would fantasize about the day when we could trade freely with China. “If we could sell just one Coke to every person in China…....” it would always begin. The notion being that with a billion people, what a terrific new consumer market that would be for all our junk.

Didn’t quite turn out that way, did it? And here is proof positive of how “Communist” China has changed:

Infographic: Beijing Displaces New York To Become The Billionaire Capital | Statista