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China Numbers: Jets, Lawsuits and Female Inmates


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.


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

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

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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