Pretty much every day, we get an email with some statistic about China from someone in the company. It comes under the header 'Number of the Day' and is broken down by different categories - social, economy, media etc. It's a fabulous idea - it gets everyone's mind pondering some aspect of China, however briefly, at the same time every day. I'd like to see something like it in the U.S.
Anyway, today I'm feeling lazy, so I'm going to share a random selection of Numbers of the Day from the past few weeks. Enjoy:
18 million more males than female amongst those aged 0 to 15 according to a poll by the China Youth Daily and QTick.com across 2,603 respondents from 29 provinces and municipalities.
Over 15% of respondents said many of their relatives and friends had used ultrasonic scanning to select the sex of their babies even though this is illegal in
Getting On Line
162 million netizens by end June 2007, according to the 20th report on the development of the Internet in
The survey showed that 76% of Internet users got information from web news and search engines, and 70% utilized instant messaging and 55% sent e-mail. Online music was listened to by 69% of netizens, while 47% played games online.
Global Top 500
22 companies on the mainland are in the 2007 Fortune Global 500 List, three more than last year.
Source: Crienglish.com July 13, 2007
Most of them are state-owned enterprises in energy, steel, automotive, telecom and bank industries.
Double Income Homes
53% of all
Grandparent generally focused well fed and warmly dressed the babies or toddlers, not much on the emotional and sensory development. Children raised by grandparents have difficulties on learning and adjusting to their environment.
4 billion Yuan (US$526 million) has been spent on upgrading
Source: XinhuaNews, 9th July 2007
Social Circle of Migrant Workers
Only 3.7% of the migrant workers claimed they had a social life outside their working site according to a survey conducted by
Most of the migrant workers felt that they were “looked down on” by the urban residents.IN OTHER NEWS:
A number of you sent me the article about cardboard dumplings, and I want to say, that was TOTALLY false. Everyone knows you need to use newspaper to get that good 'mouth feel.'
But I was interested to see the following headlines, in this order, on the homepage of the China Daily web site:
Fake cardboard bun story tarnishes image of Chinese mediaSo we've got denial, anger, bargaining... They're almost through the five stages of grief! Good for them!
China warns US against "smear attacks" on imports
China vows to improve food safety
White Rabbit denies 'contaminated candy' claim
So anyway, I'm going out for dinner. Later!