The size of China is mind-boggling: 1.3 billion people live here - that is one fifth of the world's population.
There are 160 cities in China with population of more than a million.
There are 36 cities in Europe with population of more than a million.
There are 9 cities in the US with population of more than a million.
China is a country with staggering potential. China is increasingly powerful, increasingly mobile and increasingly developed.
It is entirely inevitable that they will, to a large extent they already are, exerting their influence right around the globe.