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15 Facts about China that will blow your mind

April 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Pretty interesting stuff, this…

15 Facts about China that will blow your mind

  1. By 2025, China will build TEN New York-sized cities
  2. By 2030, China will add more new city-dwellers than the entire U.S. population
  3. China already consumes twice as much steel as the US, Europe and Japan combined
  4. If the Chinese, one day, use as much oil per person as Americans, then the world will need seven more Saudi Arabias to meet their demand
  5. There are already more Christians in China than Italy, and China is on track to become the largest center of Christianity in the world
  6. Chinese are far more likely to believe in evolution than Americans
  7. Chinese internet users are five times as likely to have blogs as Americans
  8. China has 150% more soldiers than America does, plus a high tech ‘Kill Weapon’ the U.S. can’t deal with
  9. China still hasn’t rid itself of Europe’s medieval plague
  10. 40% of Chinese small businesses went bust or almost went bust during the world financial crisis
  11. China executes three times as many people as the rest of the world COMBINED… and uses mobile execution vans for efficiency
  12. China averages 274 protests PER DAY
  13. When you buy Chinese stocks, you are basically financing the Chinese government. Eight of Shanghai’s top ten stocks are state-controlled arms of the government
  14. 50% of counterfeit goods come from China
  15. The majority of Chinese drink polluted water
  16. Bonus: Chinese GDP could overtake the U.S. as soon as the early 2020s

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