Hard facts about China

Posted: March 8, 2013 in Education, Geopolitics, Politics, Youths and Nation

China has 19% of the world`s population, but consumes …

53% of the world`s cement
48% of the world`s iron ore
47% of the world`s coal
…. and the majority of just about every other major commodity.
In 2010, China produced 11 times more steel than the United States.

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New World Record: China made and sold 18 million vehicles in 2010.

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There are more pigs in China than in the next 43 pork producing nations combined.

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China currently has the world`s fastest train and the world`s largest high-speed rail network.

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China is currently the number one producer in the world of wind and solar power, but don`t use it themselves. While they manufacture 80% of the world`s solar panels, they install less than 5% and build a new coal fired power station every week. In one year they turn on more new coal powered electricity than Australia`s total output.
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China currently controls more than 90% of the total global supply of rare earth elements.

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 In the past 15 years, China has moved from 14th place to 2nd place in the world in published scientific research articles.

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China now possesses the fastest supercomputer on the entire globe.

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At the end of March 2011, China accumulated US$3.04 trillion in foreign currency reserves, the largest stockpile on the entire globe.

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Chinese people consume 50,000 cigarettes every second.

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