1. If current growth rates are maintained, by 2025 China will build TEN New York-sized cities 
2. 50% of counterfeit goods come from China 
3. China already consumes twice as much steel as the US, Europe and Japan combined 
4. If the Chinese, one day, use as much oil per person as Americans, then the world will need seven more Saudi Arabias to meet their demand 
5. 40% of Chinese small businesses went bust or almost went bust during the world financial crisis 
6. China executes three times as many people as the rest of the world COMBINED… and uses mobile execution vans for efficiency 
7. China averages 274 protests PER DAY 
8. When you buy Chinese stocks, you are basically financing the Chinese government. Eight of Shanghai’s top ten stocks are state-controlled arms of the government 
9. The majority of Chinese drink polluted water 
10. Accroding to SocGen’s Albert Edwards, China is a “freak economy”: its extremely high investment/GDP ratios (50%!) is something unseen or unheard of throughout history – see chart below.
 
Sources: Business Insider, SocGen, IMF 
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