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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Monday, March 12, 2007
CHINA COUNTS .... AND COUNTS
TOTALLING UP MORE THAN A BILLION PEOPLE IS JUST THE BEGINNING,THERE'S STEEL PRODUCTION,(25%) makeup sales (up 19%) and the number of "large domestic animals" that suffered from a shortage of drinking water last year (29.36 million). From rice harvests to sports medals, China's new census quantifies all the ways a poor country is getting rich. The U.S. leads the economic race, but China is sprinting to catch up.

CHINA(pop. 1,314,480,000)..............................USA(pop. 301,325,000)


GDP...$2.7 Trillion $2,054 per person......................... GDP...$13.2 trillion $43,950 per person

TAXES COLLECTED
$486 billion $370 per person....................................... $2.5 trillion $8,297 per person

BALANCE OF TRADE
$177.5 billion surplus.................................................... $225 billion deficit

CELL PHONE USERS
461 million 35 per 100 people ...................................... 219 million 73 per 100 people

CABLE TELEVISION SUBSCRIBERS
139 million 11 per 100 people ........................................... 100 million 37 per 100 people

AIRLINE PASSENGERS
160 million ........................................................................ 658 million

FOREIGN VISITORS
22 million 9% from the U.S.................................................. 51 million 1% from China

PRIVATE CARS
11.5 million 9 per 1,000 people .......................................... 136.4 million 450 per 1,000 people

DEATHS IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
89,455 ................................................................................ 48,433

PRACTICING DOCTORS
1.97 million 15 per 10,000 people ......................................... 745,000 25 per 10,000 people

FEATURE FILMS PRODUCED
330 ........................................................................................ 699



(Source: Abstracted from TIMEMAG Notebook by Jackson Dykman)
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