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At least 43 percent of women have traveled alone, slightly higher than the worldwide['wə:ld,waid](全世界的)average ['ævəridʒ](平均)of 41 percent, according to the survey(sə:'vei) female ['fi:meil](女性的)travel released /rɪˈliːs/(发布)by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website.

The survey was conducted ['kɔndʌkt, kən'dʌkt](被用来指挥、表达)to evaluate [i'væljueit](评价)the travel habits of women, especially with regards to (关于)solo ['səuləu](单独的)travel,and covered['kʌvəd](覆盖了)10 countries and regions, including China, the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Based on the survey, 85 percent of Chinese women compare /kəmˈpɛə/ (对比一下)prices on various travel websites before choosing hotels, higher than the world average at 57 percent.

The survey also showed that a big number of women travelers, or 92 percent, regard [ri'ɡɑ:d, ri:-](注重)online hotel reviews as important, while only 71 percent of Chinese women travelers believe so. This showed (展示、显示)hat most women travelers refer to (参考...)hotel reviews to avoid (避免)bad experiences in hotel accommodation.(住处)

According to the survey, Chinese female travelers also check the hotel ratings (等级)but are more interested and guided by lower prices. It also showed that 84 percent of them have tried local food as a necessary activity when they travel alone, higher than(高于) that of the global ['ɡləubəl](全球的)average of 62 percent.

In addition, 76 percent of Chinese female travelers are willing (乐意的)to join in cultural (教养的、文化的)and scenic ['si:nik, 'se-](舞台的、风景名胜)activities, compared to only 73 percent of global women travelers.

The survey also revealed interestingly ['intristiŋli](有趣的)that only 30 percent of Chinese women consider (认为..)shopping as a must-do activity during their solo travel, lower than the world average of 43 percent.

"Globally ['gləubli](全局的)speaking, solo travel has gradually ['grædjuəli](逐步地)become a trend among the young generation. And there is no denying[[diˈnaiŋ]](表达否认)that women must face the greater
challenges ['tʃælindʒ](挑战、向...挑战)of unknown environments by themselves on their solo trips in the future," TripAdvisor China President(董事长) Zheng Jiali was quoted [kwəut, kəut](引用)as saying.

Most Chinese women traveling alone think of the influences that travel can bring and not only on the journey ['dʒə:ni](旅行)process, the survey showed.


What in the world does China own(拥有)?

With an estimated['estimeit](估计v.n) $4 trillion['triljən](万亿) (£2.7tn) of
foreign reserves /rɪˈzɜːv/(储备)stashed away(被储存于)in various sovereign ['sɔvərin, 'sʌv-](至高无上的)wealth funds, China has plenty of cash to splash.(使...飞溅)

Despite(尽管) the
recent slowdown in the country's GDP, most developed economies would dream of an annual ['ænjuəl](每年的、年度)growth rate of 7%.

No wonder (难怪)then that annual Chinese investment overseas has grown eightfold ['eitfəuld](八倍地、八倍的)over the past 10 years to reach (达到)more than $140bn in 2013.

Somewhat (稍微)surprisingly, there was a modest /ˈmɒdɪst/(缓慢的、谦虚的) slowdown in 2014, with investment in the first half lower than a year earlier, largely due to(由于..) a fall in(跌入) spending on energy projects.

But this dip (下降)is likely to(有可能) be short lived, for the simple reason that population growth and, more importantly, the exploding middle classes mean China's voracious [vɔ'reiʃəs](贪婪的)appetite['æpitait](食欲) for resources will continue to grow.

The US has been the largest recipient [ri'sipiənt](容器)of Chinese money over the past decade, largely due to a burst of investment (爆发性投资)since 2012 – this time last year, Australia was the number one destination over the previous ['pri:vjəs](之前的)10 years.

In the first half of last year, however, investment in the UK matched (与...相竞争)that in the US, as it cemented [si'ment](巩固了、黏牢)its place as China's favourite European country to invest in – at $24bn it received more than double France's $11bn.

China, the world's second largest economy, has done business in 34 African countries.

The reason is simply Africa's wealth of natural resources.

the other end of the scale(在天平另一端), political [pə'litikəl](政治的)tensions help explain why China has invested almost as much in Mongolia ($1.4bn) as it has in Japan ($1.6bn), the country it recently overtook in(超过) the league of the world's most powerful economies.

Resources are what China needs, particularly (特别地)to meet demand for (对...需求)energy that is predicted to triple ['tripl]
(三倍的)by 2050.

That is why investment in energy has dwarfed [dwɔ:f](矮小的)that in other sectors (部门)since 2005.

Investment in energy actually (实际上)dipped slightly last year, with that in other areas such as transportation, property (财产)and technology taking up (从事)much of the slack.(峡谷)

Metals are another key area (关键区)of investment, as these are needed in construction (建设、建筑)and industry to help fuel(供...燃料) China's rapidly expanding economy.

Outside of(除了...外) energy and resources, finance has also attracted (吸引)some serious money, with Morgan Stanley and Standard Bank the biggest recipients (容纳者)of Chinese cash.


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