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China Numbers: Pet-care, Urbanization & Asbestos Cars


The numbers making news during the week of August 13, 2012



Number of places in China that made the list of Foreign Policy’s 75 most dynamic cities.

80.1 percent
The percentage of National People’s Congress members that voted to approve the national budget last March; a historic low that the Ministry of Finance hopes to boost next time through face-to-face explanations of the budget to delegates. Economic Observer


Number of Chinese cars expected to be recalled in Australia after their components were found to contain asbestos. The Telegraph

600,000 yuan
The reward one citizen will receive for providing information that led police to serial killer Zhou Kehua. His eight year run from the law ended this week as he was gunned down by police. Global Times

4.1 million yuan
The prize package Ye Siling, China’s first gold medalist at London, will take home for her win. Economic Observer

$1.2 billion
The size that China’s pet-care market will reach this year according to one estimate; the result of a 35 percent jump in pet ownership since 2000. Bloomberg

£4 to £5 trillion ($6.3 to $7.9 trillion)
Amount needed to fund housing, social welfare and infrastructure projects to support the urbanization of the up to 500 million people China hopes to move to cities. The Telegraph


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