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Estimated number of people executed by all countries other than China in 2012: 682

Estimated number of people executed by all countries other than China in 2012: 682

By China: 3,000

By China: 3,000

Private enterprises licensed in China: 2,630,000

Private enterprises licensed in China: 2,630,000

Professional Ping-Pong players in China: 600

Professional Ping-Pong players in China: 600

Days before Time Warner’s Fortune Global Forum opened in China last fall that China banned Time’s special China issue: 6

Days before Time Warner’s Fortune Global Forum opened in China last fall that China banned Time’s special China issue: 6

Number of Avon ladies in China: 15,000

Number of Avon ladies in China: 15,000

Number of private jets in China: 2

Number of private jets in China: 2

Rank of China among global beer producers by volume: 1

Rank of China among global beer producers by volume: 1

Rank of the United States: 2

Rank of the United States: 2

Estimated tons of meat eaten annually in China

Estimated tons of meat eaten annually in China

Percentage of Americans who say China “can’t be trusted”

Percentage of Americans who say China “can’t be trusted”

Per-diem price of a bodyguard in Canton, China: $3

Per-diem price of a bodyguard in Canton, China: $3

In New York City: $250

In New York City: $250

Estimated number of privately owned cars in China: 100

Estimated number of privately owned cars in China: 100

Estimated number of government executions performed in China since 1983: 30,000

Estimated number of government executions performed in China since 1983: 30,000

Number of bicycles for every car in China: 200

Number of bicycles for every car in China: 200

Percentage change since 1996 in Amway sales in China: +183

Percentage change since 1996 in Amway sales in China: +183

Tons of U.S. chicken feet exported last year to China: 264,000

Tons of U.S. chicken feet exported last year to China: 264,000

Year in which China introduced the first paper currency: 1022

Year in which China introduced the first paper currency: 1022

Maximum tonnage by which pollution reduced China’s potential annual wheat production between 1994 and 1996: 10,000

Maximum tonnage by which pollution reduced China’s potential annual wheat production between 1994 and 1996: 10,000

Tons of wheat China imported during this period: 10,000

Tons of wheat China imported during this period: 10,000

Number of factory jobs that China has lost since 1995: 25,000,000

Number of factory jobs that China has lost since 1995: 25,000,000

Number of African nations that have trade deals with China: 41

Number of African nations that have trade deals with China: 41

Percentage of owners of private businesses in China who are members of the Communist Party: 34

Percentage of owners of private businesses in China who are members of the Communist Party: 34

Percentage of all adults in China who are: 5

Percentage of all adults in China who are: 5

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