follow us:
site: HOME > > Economic > China Buzz > Best of Web
China Numbers: Cheaters, Homosexuality & Migrant Homeowners

The numbers making news around China during the week of June 3, 2013

0.6 percent
Proportion of migrant workers who were homeowners in 2012, down from 0.9 percent in 2008. The Economist

China’s official purchasing managers' index (PMI) in May – up from 50.6 in April. A reading above 50 indicates expanding economic activity while a reading below that level points to a contraction. The number beating expectations suggests China’s economy is stabilizing. Reuters

32 percent
Proportion of Mainland Chinese who could name their hometown mayors. South China Morning Post

$3 billion
Amount in loans President Xi Jinping promised 10 Caribbean nations and Costa Rica during his recent visits. Bloomberg

22.9 percent
Proportion of Chinese over 60-years-old who live in poverty. Wall Street Journal

Number of people arrested during last year’s Gaokao college entrance exam on suspicion of selling cheating equipment including “clear-plastic earphones, wireless signal receivers, and modified pens, watches, glasses and leather belts.” New York Times

57 percent
Proportion of Chinese who say homosexuality should not be accepted in society. Pew Research



Comments(The views posted belong to the commentator, not representative of the EO)

username: Quick log-in

About China Buzz

The Economic Observer's editorial staff are always on the look out for interesting, fresh and high-quality China-related content. Whether it's the latest buzz on Weibo, links to insightful articles or updates on the latest books and reports, through China Buzz we'll keep you in the loop about what's going on in the world of Chinese politics and economics.

Most popular

this week
this month


E-mail subscription

Enter your e-mail address to subscribe to China Buzz and receive notifications of new posts through e-mail.