1 According to one study, 0.5 percent of Twitter users capture 50 percent of attention on the social networking site. Financial Times
2 Golf has been a favoured sport of the Chinese elite since the 1980s, when Zhao Ziyang, the Communist Party chief, played at one of Beijing’s first clubs.
3 A survey of US high school students found that 70 percent believe they have above average leadership skills – and only 2 percent consider themselves below average. International Herald Tribune
4 The average McDonald’s in Russia, at 850 000 visitors, is twice as busy as any McDonald’s in the US. New York Times
5 Russia’s per capita gross domestic product stands at $13 500 (R90 300), which ranks it 46th out of 177 countries – slightly above Brazil. IMF 6 The word “Levant” comes from the French for “rising”. Wall Street Journal
7 The average Chinese adult drank about half a bottle of beer a year in 1961. By 1991, consumption topped 27 bottles a year. World Health Organisation 8 By 2007, the Chinese were drinking almost 103 beers per adult a year. This makes China by far the world’s largest market for beer.
World Health Organisation
9 The word “modern” is translated into Chinese as “xiandai”, which simply means “the current generation”. International Herald Tribune
10 There is no legal right to strike in China, but there are strikes every day.
China Labour Bulletin
A collection of facts by The Globalist