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When did China establish the one-child policy?
1979
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What was China's rate of population change in 1950?
1.9%
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What is China's current rate of population growth?
0.7%
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What percentage of aborted foetuses were femal in 2000?
90%
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By how many do men outnumber women in China?
Over 60 million
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What was China's total population in 2008?
1.3 billion
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When did Poland join the EU?
2004
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How many Poles registered for work in the UK between 2004 and 2008?
850,000
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How much do migrants send back to Poland each year?
£4 billion
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From what year have migrants had to register for work?
2004
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How many internal migrants went to the SE between 2008 and 2009?
203,000
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How many people moved from London to other regions between 2008 and 2009?
216,700
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How much did the government give Scotland in grants?
£335 million
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In what year were cars banned from Freiburg's city centre?
1973
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How many km of cycle paths are in Freiburg?
500km
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What fraction of journeys are made by bike in Freiburg?
One third
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In what year was Meadowhall built?
1990
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How many free parking spaces does Meadowhall have?
12,000
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How many people does Meadowhall employ?
7,000
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How many shoppers does Meadowhall attract a year?
25 million
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How many independent shops does Meadowhall have?
280
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How much will the extension being planned for Meadowhall cost?
£320 million
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How many people did the L'Aquila earthquake kill?
297
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What type of plate boundary caused the L'Aquila quake?
Destructive
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How many were injured in the L'Aquila quake?
1500
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How many were made homeless by the L'Aquila quake?
66,000
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When did the L'Aquila quake happen?
6th April 2009
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How much did it cost to rebuild L'Aquila?
$14.2 billion
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What type of boundary caused the Haiti quake?
Conservative (same direction)
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How many were killed in the Haiti quake?
230,000
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How many were injured in the Haiti quake?
300,000
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How many were made homeless by the Haiti quake?
1.5 million
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When did the Haiti quake happen?
12th January 2010
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How much did the damage cost in Haiti?
$10 billion
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What is the capital of Haiti?
Port au Prince
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What magnitude was the Haiti quake?
7.0
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What previous disasters had recently occured in Haiti?
Hurricanes
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Where did Cyclone Nargis affect?
Burma
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How many people were killed by Nargis?
140,000
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What area did Nargis affect?
The Irrawaddy delta
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What percentage of buildings were destroyed?
95%
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How many were made homeless by Nargis?
2 million
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By how much did the cost of rice increase?
50%
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How much was needed to rebuild after Nargis?
$10 billion
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What was the government of Burma suspicious about?
Foreign aid
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When did Nargis happen?
2nd May 2008
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When did Hurricane Katrina happen?
29th August 2005
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Where did Hurricane Katrina affect?
New Orleans, USA
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How many were killed by Katrina?
1800
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What percentage of the city was under 3m of water?
80%
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How many were made homeless by Katrina?
1 million
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How many people had no electricity after Katrina?
1.7 million
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How many people lost their jobs due to Katrina?
230,000
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What percentage of the population had not returned 5 years later?
13%
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How much did the damage from Katrina cost?
$10.5 billion
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Where is Cobalt Park?
Newcastle
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How many jobs does Cobalt Park provide?
9,000
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How many bedrooms does Cobalt Park's hotel have?
157
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When is Shenzen expected to become the world's third wealthiest city?
By 2020
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What status was Shenzen the first Chinese city to achieve?
Developed
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What is the name of the world's largest electronics factory?
Foxconn
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How many suicides were there at Foxconn?
10
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What is the life expectancy in Shenzen?
77 years
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How much did MNCs invest in Shenzen?
Over $30 billion
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What percentage of people in Shenzen are migrants?
70%
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When did the Deepwater Horizon explosion happen?
20th April 2010
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Where did the Deepwater Horizon explosion happen?
Gulf of Mexico
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How many species were put at risk by the explosion?
400
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How much did the clean up from the explosion cost?
$10 billion
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How many workers were killed by the explosion?
11
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How much did the US government ask for in damages from BP?
$20 billion
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How were Louisiana's erosion rates affected for 3 years?
They doubled
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