Dear China.org news,
I write regarding your headline:
China Tops World in Road Accidents, Death Toll
That is only because there are more Chinese people than any other people. One in four people in the world is Chinese.
A more accurate understanding of road accident deaths, is to take a percentage, so that accidents per number of the population, is recorded.
Then it is South Koreans who have the highest number of road deaths from accidents, Japan is second and America is third.
If only numbers were counted, China would be top of every count, because more people in the world are Chinese than any other race.?
Jan Brooks, B.A.,
Ancient of Days, U.K.
(China.org.cn February 27, 2006)