The numbers making news during the week of September 10, 2012
6 percent Estimated proportion of China’s prison population that consists of women. This compares to 9 percent in the US. New York Times
21 out of 22 Number of Chinese political analysts surveyed by Bloomberg that predicted the party that took control of the mainland in 1949 will still be in office a decade from now. 987 Number of mainland students enrolled in Taiwan universities this fall - less than half of the 2,000 spots reserved for mainland students. Taiwanese colleges have proved less attractive to mainland students than anticipated. Wall Street Journal
2,400 Number of new planes Bombardier, the world’s No. 3 aircraft maker, estimates Chinese executive jet buyers will purchase in the next 20 years. Reuters
58,000 Number of lawsuits in Zhejiang Province involving private lending disputes totaling over 28.4 billion yuan. Up 27 percent from the same period in 2011. BusinessWeek
$129 billion Amount China has invested this year as of the end of August in starting construction on 6.5 million public housing units. Reuters
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