Territory size shows the proportion of all shipping containers being loaded and unloaded there.
There are more shipping containers loaded and unloaded off the coasts and rivers of China, than travel to or from all other territories put together.
"Mao claimed that China’s industrial output could overtake that of the United States and Britain within fifteen years." Jung Chang, 1991
...at least half of all container shipping in the world appears to serve China’s domestic market, be from ship to ship, or consist of part-finished goods being transported along the coast or downriver.
...highway construction underway in China, which is in the midst of the greatest road-building boom since the United States began linking the Lower 48 with interstate highways in the 1950s.
Today, China is stitching itself together with concrete and asphalt. Its goal: highways that reach all 31 provinces — from the Himalayas of Tibet in the southwest to the Gobi Desert in the north.
Already, China's expressway network is second only to America's. "No other country can compete with China when it comes to the expansion speed of road building," says Wang Yuanqing, a professor at the Highway College of Chang'an University in Xian.
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