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China Numbers: Wealth, Housing and Global Popularity

The numbers making news around China during the week of July 15, 2013

40 percent
The proportion of survey respondents in China who say they have a favorable impression of the U.S.. Down from 58 percent in 2010. PewResearch

234 times
The difference between the annual income of the top 5 percent of households in 2012 from the bottom 5 percent, according to a survey of 14,960 households conducted by the Institute of Social Science Survey at Peking University. Economic Observer

The number of cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, that saw housing prices increase by more than 10 percent in June compared to a year earlier. National Bureau of Statistics

43 percent
The portion of global greenhouse gas output created by the U.S. and China. South China Morning Post

591 million
The number of internet users in China as of June 2013, according to a report released by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). Economic Observer

30 percent
The sales growth of Chinese-made cars in foreign markets in 2012, compared with a 0.6 percent decline for the first half of 2013. Wall Street Journal

60.13 billion yuan
Revenue from land sales by the government of Hangzhou in the first six months of 2013, a 477 percent increase over the previous half year. South China Morning Post


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