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With a booming economy and 1.3bn people, it is now the world's largest consumer of grain, meat, coal and steel, said the Earth Policy Institute.
However, per capita consumption in China - the world's most populous country - remains far below that of the US.
"China is no longer just a developing country," he said. "It is an emerging economic superpower, one that is writing economic history".