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HARD NUMBERS: US Firms are Leaving China but not Going Home

4: Five years after Malaysia Airlines MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine as it was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Dutch-led authorities have charged four people (three Russians and a Ukrainian) in the incident, which killed 298 people. It's highly doubtful any of the suspects will stand trial though, as Russia maintains it had nothing to do with the plane's downing. Fun fact: Russia's constitution prohibits the extradition of its citizens to another state.

6: The American Chamber of Commerce in China conducted a poll last month that found 40% of the group's member companies had moved operations out of China or had plans to do so. But less than 6% of those were relocating operations to the US — the most popular destinations were Southeast Asia (24.7%) and Mexico (10.5%).

10,000: The International Spy Museum in DC estimates that there are "more than 10,000 spies" operating in DC, an assessment backed up by the FBI. And in case anyone was wondering, these are the world's top-notch spies. #SendingUsTheirBest

70.8 million: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees pegged the number of internationally displaced people at the end of 2018 at 70.8 million, the highest number ever recorded. That's 2 million more than there were at the end of 2017 and represents a 65% increase over the last 10 years.


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