Some China-related numbers that you may have missed:
US$628,000 – Bribes paid by the finance director of a US valve company to get business from state-owned firms in China, South Korea, Romania and Saudi Arabia
27% – Percentage of 2008 university graduates who are still unemployed. Approximately 6.1 million students are expected to start job hunting this year.
130 million – Number of foreign tourists that visited China in 2008, down 1.4% from the year before. The drop has been attributed to the global economic slowdown.
8% – Drop in electricity use in Guangdong province. Analysts said the drop is due to the large number of factories that have closed in the province.