Here are a few statistics I came across. Mostly from the CIA, so they may not be entirely accurate.
22% of the world’s population is in China.
There are over 1.3 billion people in China.
Despite a one child policy, China is still growing at a rate of nearly 13 million each year.
43% of China’s population lives in urban areas.
There are over 160 cities in China that have a population over one million.
China has a total land area of nearly 9.6 million square kilometers.
Average residential space per person in urban areas is 24.9 square meters.
88.8% of urban areas in China have running water.
There are 37 million more men in China than women.
8.6 % of China’s population is over 65 years old.
Men live for an average of 72 years in China, while women live for an average of 76 years.
3.6% of China’s population is University Graduates.
There are over 350,000 foreign students studying in China.
There are over 2,000 newspapers and 9,000 magazines published in China.
China has 3,240 local television stations.
There over 700 million mobile phone users in China with nearly 16 million of those with 3G coverage.
There are over 298 million internet users in China with 97 million having broadband.
China comes in second in roadways in the world and third, just behind Russia in railways.
China spends 4.3% GDP on military. (23rd in the world)
The USA has the third largest population in the world at 4.5% following China and India.
The US has just less than 9.1 million square kilometers land area.
There are only 9 cities in the US with populations over 1 million.
The US had 270 million mobile phone users in 2008.
There are over 2,200 television stations in the US.
There are around 231 million internet users in the US.
81% of the US population lives in urban areas.
12.6% of the US population is at least 65 years old.
The US is growing at a rate of nearly 3 million per year.
US men live for an average of 75 years and US women for an average of 80 years.
There are 5% more males born in the US the females.
The US average residential space per person in urban areas is 30 square meters.
The US leads the world in airports, roads and railways.
The US spends 4.06%GDP on military. (25th in the world)
Israel spends 7.3%GDP, Iraq 8.6%GDP, Saudi Arabia 10%GDP and Oman 11.4%GDP on military.
There are 40 countries in the world that spend less than 1%GDP on military including Iceland which spends 0%.