With 1.4 billion people living there, 100,000 people employed to police the internet and 1 bloody big wall, let's have a look at China In Numbers!
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China has shifted more than 300 million people into cities since 1995 -- about twice the population of Russia.
Today 53% of China's population, or more than 731 million people, live in cities. Its urban population will hit the one billion mark by 2030.
China is the World's No. 2 Economy:
bigger than the economies of Germany, France and UK combined.
In terms of Purchasing Power Parity, China is now the world's largest economy.
China has more Atheists than any other country in the world.
More Christians live in China than in Germany, Italy, Spain or France. China has more Muslims than Syria or Tunisia.
China is the world's biggest energy consumer.
The biggest importer of oil in the world.
The World's largest auto market.
The world's top gold consumer.
China consumes twice as much steel as the US, Europe and Japan combined, and uses more cement than the rest of the world combined.
2% of Chinese people consume 30% of world's luxury items.
China is the largest manufacturing economy in the world and the world's biggest energy producer.
- The world's top gold producer.
China produces more than 90% of the world's rare earth elements.
China is the biggest trading nation on the planet.
* China surpassed U.S. as the world's biggest trading nation in 2012.
China has more internet users than any other country:
618 million Internet Users (*January 2014 stats)
45.8% Penetration Rate
500 million mobile web users
302 million online shoppers
China is only the 3rd country in the world to successfully soft land a rover on the moon after the U.S. and The Soviet Union.
China now has more than 200 million electric-vehicle drivers.
In 2015, there will be more EV drivers in China than the total number of drivers in the U.S.