China's Records: A digital China in the eyes of foreigners
From the People's Daily Online: A digital China in the eyes of foreigners (translated from the french L'Epress weekly)
"By 2010 China would become the second largest advertising market in the world leading Japan and after the US. In 2003 it ranks the fifth with expenditure on advertising reaching $14.5 billion. "
"In the first seven months this year China has exported 73 million handsets (year-on-year increase of 55 percent). There is one handset made in China in every three sold worldwide. About 550 billion short messages have been sent in China, of which 10 billion were sent during the Spring Festival."
"China has 100 million netizens ranking the 2nd worldwide after the United States. It may jump to the first place by 2010."
"China has 30 million online game fans. Because of this China has the largest online gaming population in the world."
"In 2003 China sold 10.5 million personal computers, which double the annual sale in France. By 2010 China may become the largest PC producer. "
"In every two digital cameras sold worldwide more than one is made by China."
"By the year 2007 about one third global electronic industry will settle in China."
"A new power plant emerges every week in China. The growth of electricity market in 2004 alone is equivalent to the aggregate of electricity market in Britain."
"Shanghai is China's largest city with a population of 17 million. GDP of the Shanghai region is equivalent to that of Brazil." Read more