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The Numbers Behind China
Modern Day China was formed after the end of the Second World War. the Nationalists and Communists in the country had an alliance against Japan in the war. After that, a civil war between the two ended in a Communist victory. Mao Zedong and his party gained control of mainland China and established the People's Republic of China on October 1st, 1949.
China is currently the most populous country on Earth:
1,338,612,968 PEOPLE CHINA
1,156,897,766 PEOPLE INDIA
307,212,123 PEOPLE UNITED STATES
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The country is one of the most industrious in the world with a workforce of 779.9 million people. In 2009, they produced:
67,653,000 LCD TVS
22.3 TRILLION CIGARETTES
619,245,000 MOBILE PHONES
13,212,000 TONS OF SUGAR
13,795,000 MOTOR VEHICLES
The country makes an enormous amount of exports:
$28,000,000,000 WORTH OF SHOES
$39,600,000,000 WORTH OF MOBILE PHONES
$107,100,000,000 WORTH OF CLOTHING
The United States is the second largest importer of Chinese goods, paying for $220 billion worth of goods per year.
The entire European Union imports $236 billion per year.
Food in China:
OVER 300 MILLION CITIZENS ARE FARMERS.
26% OF ALL THE RICE IN THE WORLD COMES FROM CHINA.
THAT WORKS OUT TO ABOUT 193,000,000 TONS.
130,778,000 OF THOSE TONS WERE EATEN IN CHINA IN 2008.
RICE MAKES UP 26% OF THEIR CALORIC INTAKE PER YEAR.
RICE IS ONLY 2% OF THE CALORIES IN AN AMERICAN'S DIET.
ABOUT 300 MILLION TURTLES ARE SOLD FOR FOOD EACH YEAR.
Military in China:
The People's Liberation Army of China is the largest active standing army in the world, with about 3.4 million active personnel and 1.2 million reserve.
THE MILITARY BUDGET IS $80.64 BILLION
THE US MILITARY BUDGET IS $607 BILLION
FRANCE IS THE THIRD HIGHEST: $65.7 BILLION
THEIR NUCLEAR ARSENAL IS BETWEEN 100-400 WEAPONS
THEIR AIR FORCE MAINTAINS 2.024 AIRCRAFT
THE USAF HAS 5,550 AIRCRAFT
RUSSIA HAS 2,832 AIRCRAFT
CHINA US RUSSIA
THEIR GROUND FORCES INCLUDE 7,500 MAIN BATTLE TANKS
THE US ARMY HAS 6,000 TANKS
CHINA EXECUTES MORE CRIMINALS PER YEAR THAN THE ENTIRE REST OF THE WORLD COMBINED.
An estimated 5,000 were executed in 2009. Due to governmental secrecy, precise numbers are hard to come by.
There are at least 68 offenses on the books that are grounds for execution. These include:
Selling tainted food or drugs
Chinese media reports say 1 in 10 executions is for non-violent economic crimes.
72% of all the executions in the world in 2008 took place in China. Generally with a gunshot to the head.
As many as 3,000 criminal cases were "solved" in the span of 2 days. Police in one region arrested 19,446 people in 6 days.
CHINESE TRIAD MEMBERSHIP IS ESTIMATED AT OVER 250,000
COSA NOSTRA (ITALIAN MAFIA): 4,000
RUSSIAN MOB: 100,000 - 500,000