This is the graph of GDP growth of China in contrast with West Europe showing the phenomenal growth of China since the revolution. China is rapidly catching up with Western Europe. The incline in the growth in comparison to the rest of China’s own history is astounding. Even West Europe has not seen anything like this in its history. People who criticize the Communist Party of China should also acknowledge its unprecedented historical achievements.
Source: Angus Maddison, The World Economy, p. 42