If you missed out on investing Baidu (BIDU), which traded below $70 per share a couple years ago and is now over $360, there are plenty of other Chinese companies worth looking at. Baidu is China's answer to Google (GOOG), and has far outperformed Google. Here is some interesting trivia about China:
1. It is the largest country in the world by population, with about one fifth of the world's population residing there.
2. It has the second largest GDP by purchasing power parity.
3. It has the fourth largest economy in the world by GDP.
4. The poverty rate went from 53% in 1981 to 8% in 2001.
5. It is the second largest exporter in the world.
6. It is the world's second largest importer of petroleum.
7. It is is the third largest importer in the world.
8. It is largest consumer of steel in the world.
9. It is largest consumer of concrete in the world.
10. The Shanghai Stock Exchange index rose 130 percent in 2006.
11. Approximately 91% of the population is literate.
12. When the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China's largest bank, went public in October 2006, it was the largest IPO in history at the time.
All of the following Chinese stocks trade on either the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ. A list of these China stocks in an Excel spreadsheet, which can be downloaded, sorted, and changed, is available at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com
3SBio Inc ( SSRX ) a biotechnology company in the areas of nephrology, oncology, cancer, inflammation, and infectious diseases. The stock has a P/E of 42.66 and a PEG of 0.63.
51Job, Inc. ( JOBS ) provider of human resource services to job hunters and employers The stock has a P/E of 42 and a PEG of 1.46.
Acorn International ( ATV ) is involved in television direct sales and distribution. The stock has a P/E of 34.02 and a PEG of 0.63.
Actions Semiconductor ( ACTS ) is a a fabless semiconductor company. The stock has a P/E of 6.83 and a PEG of 0.35.
Aluminum Corp. of China ( ACH ) produces and markets alumina and aluminum The stock has a P/E of 5.86 and a PEG of 1.99.
Baidu.Com, Inc. ( BIDU ) is an Internet search engine. The stock has a P/E of 217.43 and a PEG of 2.85.
China Eastern Airlnes ( CEA ) is an airline that provides passenger and cargo services The stock has a forward P/E of 32.
China Finance Online ( JRJC ) markets online financial services and information The stock has a P/E of 567.33.
China Grentech ( GRRF ) makes and markets wireless products and services The stock has a P/E of 0.64 and a PEG of 0.86.
China Life Insurance ( LFC ) is a provider of life insurance and annuity products The stock has a P/E of 15.26 and a PEG of 9.28.
China Medical Tech ( CMED ) makes and sells medical devices for the treatment of cancer and tumors. The stock has a P/E of 31.8 and a PEG of 0.69.
China Mobile Limited ( CHL ) is in the business of mobile telecommunications services. The stock has a P/E of 42.5 and a PEG of 1.46.
China Petro & Chemical ( SNP ) is an integrated oil and gas company which is also in the chemicals business. The stock has a P/E of 1,442.19 and a PEG of 0.93.
China Southern Airlines Ltd ( ZNH ) is an airline that serves China, Hong Kong and Macau. The stock has a P/E of 36.49.
China Sunergy Co. ( CSUN ) designs, makes and sells solar cells. The stock is generating negative earnings.
China Techfaith Wire ( CNTF ) designs mobile handsets and telecom software. The stock has a forward P/E of 28.
China Telecom Cp Ltd ( CHA ) is a provider of landline telecommunications and broadband services. The stock has a P/E of 20 and a PEG of 5.74.
China Unicom Ltd ( CHU ) is a telecommunications services provider. The stock has a P/E of 74.81 and a PEG of 1.41.
Ctrip.Com Intl. Ltd ( CTRP ) is a provider of provide travel services including hotel, airline, and tour services. The stock has a P/E of 99.93 and a PEG of 2.12.
E-House Holdings ( EJ ) is in the business of providing provides real estate agency services, real estate brokerage services, and real estate consulting services. The stock has a P/E of 86.17 and a PEG of 1.01.
Elong, Inc. ( LONG ) is an online travel service. The stock has a forward P/E of 55.
Focus Media Holding ( FMCN ) is an audiovisual television display advertising network. The stock has a P/E of 62.61 and a PEG of 1.19.
Guangshen Railway ( GSH ) is a passenger and freight railroad between Guangzhou and Shenzhen. The stock has a P/E of 32.42.
Home Inns & Hotels Management ( HMIN ) builds, operates and manages economy hotel chains in China The stock has a P/E of 241.72 and a PEG of 3.23.
Huaneng Power Intl. ( HNP ) builds, operates, and manages thermal power plants. The stock has a P/E of 16.31 and a PEG of 3.48.
Hurray! Holding Co. ( HRAY ) is an online distributor of music and related products, such as ring tones. The stock has a P/E of 22.26 and a PEG of 4.03.
Ja Solar Holdings ( JASO ) makes and markets solar cells. The stock has a P/E of 72.66 and a PEG of 1.25.
Kongzhong Corp ( KONG ) is in the business of wireless interactive entertainment and media services to mobile phone users. The stock has a P/E of 21.58 and a PEG of 4.59.
LDK Solar Co Adr ( LDK ) makes and markets multicrystalline solar wafers for solar cells. The stock has a forward P/E of 22 and a PEG of 0.37.
Linktone Ltd. ( LTON ) is a provider of telecom media, entertainment, and communication services for phones. The stock has a forward P/E of 175.
Mindray Medical Intl ( MR ) makes and sells medical devices. The stock has a P/E of 68.03 and a PEG of 1.56.
Netease.Com ( NTES ) is a provider of an interactive online and wireless community. The stock has a P/E of 16.79 and a PEG of 1.02.
New Oriental Education ( EDU ) is a provider of private educational services. The stock has a P/E of 99.43 and a PEG of 2.03.
Ninetowns Internet Technology ( NINE ) is a provider of enterprise solutions for import/export. The stock has a P/E of 82.5.
O2Micro Intl Ltd ( OIIM ) designs, makes and sells semiconductors for power management and security applications. The stock has a P/E of 80.19 and a PEG of 0.85.
Perfect World Co., Ltd. ( PWRD ) makes three-dimensional online games. The stock has a P/E of 539.81 and a PEG of 1.02.
Petrochina Co. ( PTR ) explores for and produces petroleum and natural gas. The stock has a P/E of 23.77 and a PEG of 1.59.
Semiconductor Mfg. ( SMI ) is in the business of providing integrated circuit manufacturing services. The stock has a forward P/E 31.
Shanda Interactive ( SNDA ) makes and operates online games. The stock has a P/E of 17.4 and a PEG of 0.66.
Simcere Pharma ( SCR ) makes and distributes generic pharmaceuticals. The stock has a P/E of 26.98.
Sinopec Shanghai ( SHI ) is an oil processing company which makes synthetic fibers, resins, plastics, and petroleum products. The stock has a P/E of 17.17.
Solarfun Power Holdings ( SOLF ) makes and distributes photovoltaic cells and modules. The stock has a forward P/E of 3.23 and a PEG of 2.32.
Spreadtrum Communications ( SPRD ) makes and sells wireless baseband processor solutions. The stock has a P/E of 33.66 and a PEG of 1.21.
Suntech Power Hldgs ( STP ) makes and sells photovoltaic cells and modules. The stock has a P/E of 78.31 and a PEG of 1.3.
The9 Limited ( NCTY ) creates and operates online games, and web related businesses. The stock has a P/E of 18.88 and a PEG of 1.08.
Tongjitang Chinese Medicines ( TCM ) makes and sells modernized traditional Chinese medicines. The stock has a P/E of 16.29 and a PEG of 0.76.
Trina Solar Ltd ( TSL ) makes and markets solar-power products. The stock has a P/E of 56.12 and a PEG of 0.97.
Vimicro Intl. Corp. ( VIMC ) makes and sells mixed-signal semiconductor products. The stock has a P/E of 416.67.
Wuxi Pharmatech ( WX ) is involved in pharmaceutical and biotechnology research. The stock has a P/E of 138.52 and a PEG of 1.88.
Xinhua Finance Media ( XFML ) is a financial and entertainment media company. The stock has a forward P/E of 9.9 and a PEG of 0.41.
Yazhou Coal Mining Co ( YZC ) mines and processes coal. The stock has a P/E of 55.36 and a PEG of 8.1.
Yingli Green Engy ( YGE ) makes and markets photovoltaic products. The stock has a forward P/E of 7.06 and a PEG of 1.76.
A list of the China stocks in an Excel spreadsheet, which can be downloaded, sorted, and changed, is available at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com
, which also has stocks from other companies around the world.Author owns CEA and ZNH.
By Fred Fuld at Stockerblog.com