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March 18, 2006

WWW Resource: The China-Profile: Facts, Figures, and Analyses, prepared
Dr. Gerhard K. Heilig

From: T.Matthew Ciolek

The Asian Studies WWW Monitor: Mar 2006, Vol. 13, No. 4 (247)

14 Mar 2006

The China-Profile: Facts, Figures, and Analyses, Vienna, Austria

Supplied note:
"Dear Mr. Ciolek, Years ago, you have included my ChinaFood web site ('Can China feed itself') in the Asian Studies WWW Monitor [07 Sep 1999, - ed.].
Perhaps you are also interested in my new Web Site on China. It is available at: [the URl below]. The China-Profile site includes some 40 tables, figures, animations, and maps that should provide insight into China's economic, social and political development. Each display includes a short analysis or interpretation. The web site also provides a detailed bibliography on contemporary China studies with almost 1000 references. There is also a chronology of key events since 1949, organized into a time-line, which is still under development. [...] - gkh."

Self-description: "Many authors have predicted a glorious future for China. They believe that the country will soon rise as an economic 'superpower' [...] and re-establish itself as a new empire [...] Other authors, however, believe that China's economic bubble will burst and that the emerging empire will collapse. [...] In this Web site we analyze whether China has the necessary natural and human resources, the appropriate economic structure, the right political vision and the necessary military strength to become the new superpower of the 21st century."

Site contents: * INTRODUCTION; * DATA & ANALYSES (Human Development - Animation of China's
population by age and sex, 1950-2050 ("moving age pyramid"), Animation the population by age and sex in China, Europe and the USA, 1950-2050 ("moving age pyramids), Population by age and sex in 1990 (based on the population census), Male and female life expectancy at birth in 2000 by province, Average life expectancy at birth in 2000 and increase in life expectancy 1990 - 2000 by province, Total population, crude death rate, crude birth rate, 1949-1996, Life expectancy at birth in 2000 versus per capita GDP in 2001 by province, Urban and rural population in China, 1978 and 2002, China and India: Estimated and projected population by age groups, 1950 and 2050, Average years of received education, 2000. Natural Resources - Cultivated land as a percentage of total land area, 1996, First-grade arable land as percentage of total cultivated land area, 2000, Areas affected by flooding and drought in % of cultivated land, 2001, Three Gorges Dam: Areas submerged in 2003. Policy - Number of Social Organizations (NGOs), 2003. Economy - Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by
sector, 1978 - 2002 (in 100 Mio. Yuan/RMB), Chinese Companies among the Top 500 Companies (FORTUNE GLOBAL 500) in 2005, Employment: Total and by economic sector, 1978 - 2003, Laid-off workers in State-Owned Enterprises per 10,000 employed persons, 2001, Gross Regional Product and per capita GDP by province, 2004 (in 100,000 Mio. Yuan/RMB), Rural labor by economic sector, 1985 and 2002 (at year-end), Rural labor by economic sector and province, 2002, Per capita foreign exchange earnings, 2001 - ranking of provinces, Automobiles per 100 urban households, 2002, Top Ten Countries in Gross National Product, 2005 and 2050, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in China, 1989-2004, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in China by place of origin, 1990-2004, China's Merchandise Trade: Exports, Imports and Trade Balance, 1978-2004, Major exports by product, 2002-2004, China, Europe, USA: Net-Import of Oil in 2004. Science & Technology - Number of patent applications, 2002, Number of granted patent applications, 2002, Success rate in patent applications, 2002 (in %), Post-graduate students and students studying abroad,1978-2004, Infrastructure - Sewage infrastructure in cities, 2001, Number of hospital beds and doctors in cities and counties, 1952 - 2002, Internet Users per 100,000 of the Population, 2001. Culture - Newspaper and book publishing houses and their personnel per 100,000 of the population, 2002, Number of newspapers per 100,000 of the population; Number of newspaper pages published per person, 2002);

* TIMELINE OF THE PRC (All Events, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s,2000s [in mid-Mar 2006 the site included entries as recent as Jan & Feb 2006 - ed.], Policy, Economy, Science, Technology, Environment, Society, Culture, Military, Health, Legal, Education, Religion, Other);

* WEB LINKS (General, News, Statistics / Data, Geography, Policy, Environment, Economy, Science, Education, Population, Culture, Military, Technology, History, Infrastructure, Photos / Video, Health, Agriculture, Res. Institutes, Other);

* BIBLIOGRAPHY [892 refs. in mid March 2006 - ed.] (Demography; Family Planning; Mortality; Migration; "Missing Girls"; Agriculture / Food; Famine; Natural Resources; Water; Arable Land; Coal / Oil / Gas; Environment; Economy; Growth; Poverty; WTO; Disparities; Health; Science / Technology; Policy; China - Japan; China - India; China -USA; Taiwan; Military / Defense; History);



Internet Archive ( [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: Dr. Gerhard K. Heilig (

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