Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting Online
As the Chinese transition from healthy working individuals to couch-potato-like consuming-monkeys, we wonder just what the China of tomorrow will look like. To wit, Shanghai Daily reports that the world's largest online game-maker Blizzard Entertainment (World of WarCraft and StarCraft II) just announced that the number of Chinese online game players has surged to a new high after the upgrading of China's broadband services.
There are 120 million online game players in the country, up 4.6% from last year, of the 538 million internet users in mainland China.
What will the marginal wage for an iPhone-maker be now that leisure time is becoming more valuable?
And what will the average weight and BMI of the young Chinese male be in five years time? We suspect higher than the current 145lbs.