While I imagine most people would easily believe that China is growing fast, it is sometimes hard to appreciate HOW fast. To me, these numbers showing the amount of cement used illustrates that in a dramatic fashion. Even taking other factors into account, that’s stunning.
For more on the graph, see the blog The Oil Drum | A Pretty Stunning Graph of World Cement Production (and China is Certainly Using It)
(Found via andrewsullivan.com)