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megimoo
12-30-2010, 09:24 AM
China Facts .
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China's economy grew 7 times as fast as America's over the past decade (316% growth vs. 43%)
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China's GDP per capita is the 91st-lowest in the world, below Bosnia & Herzegovina
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85 percent of artificial Christmas trees are made in China. So are 80 percent of toys\
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If he spent his ENTIRE YEARLY INCOME on housing, the average Beijing resident could buy 10 square feet of residential property
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China has more pigs than the next 43 pork producing countries combined
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Chinese consume 50,000 cigarettes every second
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America's fastest "high speed" train goes less than half as fast as the new train between Shanghai and Beijing (150 mph vs 302 mph)
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China's enormous Gobi Desert is the size of Peru and expanding 1,400 square miles per year due to water source depletion, over-foresting, and over-grazing
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China has 64 million vacant homes, including entire cities that are empty
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The world's biggest mall is in China... but it has been 99% empty since 2005
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Nearly 10,000 Chinese citizens each year are sucked into private unsanctioned 'black jails'
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By 2025, China will build enough skyscrapers to fill TEN New York-sized cities
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By 2030, China will add more new city-dwellers than the entire U.S. population.
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There are already more Christians in China than Italy
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China executes three times as many people as the rest of the world COMBINED... and uses mobile execution vans for efficiency.
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When you buy Chinese stocks, you are basically financing the Chinese government. Eight of Shanghai's top ten stocks are government owned
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Chinese GDP could overtake the U.S. in less than 15 years
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http://www.businessinsider.com/amazing-facts-about-china-2010-12#bonus-chinese-gdp-could-overtake-the-us-in-less-than-15-years-18
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