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According to the World Bank, China now boasts a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $9.24 trillion, which is second only to the $16.8 trillion GDP of the United States. And while China’s annual economic growth has slowed from double digits to 7.4 percent, that rate is far better than the -2.9 percent growth (i.e. decline) of the U.S. for the first quarter of 2014. It is therefore no wonder that more and more U.S. companies are seeking to tap into China’s burgeoning market and its enormous customer base of 1.357 billion people.