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Comparing the US and China

As China’s rise continues, it has been alternatively cast as a peer, a competitor and rival, or as a potential antagonist of the United States. But to what extent is China fully comparable to the United States yet? Specifically, in what respect is China 2% greater than the United States?

A. GDP
B. Life expectancy
C. Per capita GDP
D. Land area
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Ranking Russia

Russia’s population is the world’s ninth-largest. At 143 million, Russia has about 13% more people than 10th-ranked Japan. We wonder: On which of the following categories does Russia rank first worldwide?

A. Cigarette consumption
B. Defense spending
C. Immigrants
D. Tourism
E. Natural gas reserves
F. Land area
G. Anti-corruption
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Australia in Perspective

Australia is an immigration magnet for people around the world. The country has also benefited from a commodities boom. Australia’s role as a raw materials exporter, in particular to China, has been critical to its recent growth. We wonder: Which of following statements about Australia is not true?

A. Australia’s population is smaller than that of some major cities around the world.
B. It is one of the world’s five largest countries by land area.
C. Australia has among the lowest population densities in the world.
D. There is limited land suitable for extensive farming or habitation.

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