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China Numbers: Obesity, Trains & Plastic Surgery

The numbers making news around China during the week of August 5, 2013

63 percent
Proportion of Chinese women who say they’re unsatisfied with their spouses. Shanghaiist

9.5 million
Number of additional births Bank of America estimates would come if all Chinese couples were allowed to have two children. Bloomberg

34.4 percent
Proportion of Chinese adults between the ages of 20 and 69 that are overweight. Young adults aged 20 to 39 have on average added 1.92 kilograms (4.23 pounds) to their weight since 2010.China Daily

6 million
Number of people throughout China who have been left short of water due to a drought since mid-June. Xinhua

$8.2 Billion
Amount China Railway Corp. will spend on its first large scale train purchase since taking over train operations from the dismantled Ministry of Railways in March. Bloomberg

75.1 percent
Proportion of young Chinese that believe physical appearances are crucial in China's competitive environment. 60 percent say they’d be open to plastic surgery. All China Women’s Federation



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