All the parities in China

A Daily chart: If China’s provinces were countries – Comparing Chinese provinces with countries – Published on The Economist, Feb 24, 2011.

China is now the world’s second-biggest economy, but some of its provinces by themselves would rank fairly high in the global league. Our map shows the nearest equivalent country. For example, Guangdong’s GDP (at market exchange rates) is almost as big as Indonesia’s; the output of both Jiangsu and Shandong exceeds Switzerland’s. Some provinces may exaggerate their output: the sum of their reported GDPs is 10% higher than the national total. But over time the latter has consistently been revised up, suggesting that any overstatement is modest … (full text and Chart). 

Some Links:

GDP Gross domestic product, on wikipedia;

List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita, on wikipedia;

Population on wikipedia;

Export on wikipedia;

How Taiwan regards China: A commonsense consensus – Economic integration with China is not doing what China hoped and the opposition feared, Feb 24, 2011.

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