China by the numbers

China is a growing power in the world, economically and politically. Now in the Party’s 18th congress, the recent election of the China’s new president and premier, the new central committee, Politburo, and the Politburo’s standing committee, China’s most powerful people will spend the next several months shaping how the country interacts with the world. And between an aging workforce that is demanding better pay, work, and environmental protection, to confrontations with regional partners, to the constant political attacks from the U.S., it’s safe to say that China’s new leadership will have their hands full over the coming years.

That’s why we wanted to share with our readers some interesting stats about this giant power. While big, China faces many of the same problems as most other countries, whereas some problems are unique to China. Check out the infographic below to learn more.

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