Some China-related numbers you may have missed:
1,340: The number of criminal gangs in Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau broken up by a massive police operation. 8,139 suspects were captured.
172: The number of popular Chinese actors (including Jackie Chan and Zhang Ziyi) featured in China’s patriotic movie spectacular, The Founding of a Republic.
44k: The number of people in China who have been treated with Beijing’s new swine flu vaccine. So far, only 14 cases of adverse side effects have been reported.
$43.94b: The amount of expected compensation the Shanxi government plans to give to ‘coal bosses’ after it finishes consolidation of the industry in November 2009.