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World Insight 10/07/25 Figures of the week

07-26-2010 14:39 BJT

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This week, some figures were released that are worth our attention.On Monday, the International Energy Agency shocked the world after it announced that China had overtaken the US as the world's biggest energy consumer.

The IEA said China had consumed 2.25 billion tons of oil in 2009, 4 percent more than the 2.17 billion tons consumed by the US.

However, China's National Bureau of Statistics said that the country's oil consumption last year stood at 2.13 billion tons.

Which ever figures you believe, one thing is certain, China's energy demand is soaring.But questions remain, whether the IEA's report has a political motive, of pressuring China on emission reductions.

Earlier this month, the Chinese government renewed Google's license to operate in the country. But this hasn't ended rising concerns among some western companies that China's investment environment is worsening. But statistics have shown the opposite.

According to the Ministry of Commerce, foreign direct investment in China rose 19.6 percent in the first six months of this year, from a year earlier, to 51.4 billion US dollars. There are 690,000 foreign-funded enterprises operating in China and 480 of the world's top 500 companies have entered China.

The facts speak for themselves. Another figure is 13 billion dollars. That's how much aid money was pledged to Afghanistan at this week's donor's conference.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.cn

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