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China Numbers: Rioting, Weibo & Hypermarkets

The numbers making news around China during the week of June 24, 2013

3 percent
The average one-off boost in a company’s share price when it gets its CEO on China’s National People’s Congress. Wall Street Journal

Number of people reportedly killed in a Xinjiang riot on Wednesday. Financial Times

6.9 percent
Proportion of market share now held by Carrefour in China’s hypermarket industry. This has fallen from 9.1 percent three years ago. Quartz

15 days
Length of the Shenzhou 10 mission, making it China’s longest space mission to date. Reuters

74.88 percent
Proportion of Weibo users that have a high-school education or below, according to a Chinese Academy of Social Sciences report. Many netizens have questioned the veracity of this number. Offbeat China

$35 billion
Amount that state oil producer PetroChina Co. lost in market value this month. The loss means China no longer has any companies among the world’s 10 biggest stocks by market value Bloomberg

5.27 percent
Amount the Shanghai Composite Index fell on Monday – it’s lowest drop in almost four years. Economic Observer



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