Facts about China

The super-power in numbers:

540 million: Number of mobile phone users in China, with an increase of 44 million in the past six months.

30: The number of different animal penises on the menu at Guolizhuang, Beijing’s ”˜penis emporium’. A yak’s costs about …£15, while a tiger’s (which must be pre-ordered) will set you back …£3,000.

22: The number of suicides per 100,000 people, about 50 per cent higher than the global average. Suicide is the fifth most common cause of death in China, and the first among people aged between 20 and 35.

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