Top companies in China – In Praise of China
Top companies in China
China overtook Japan on the Fortune Global 500 for the first time on the list of the world’s biggest companies. While US companies held the plurality of slots on the list, with 132 US firms featured, Chinese companies came in second, with 73, followed by 68 Japanese companies. China’s ascent marked the addition of 12 companies to the prestigious list, while the number of European firms fell to 161 from 172 in 2011.