By the Numbers: June 21, 2012

The data driving Asia


The percentage of Americans who agreed with the statement in a recent US foreign policy survey that “South Korea is capable of defending itself in a war with North Korea without direct military support from the United States”. The full survey findings can be found here.

$20.5 trillion

The combined GDP of all eleven countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the entry of Canada and Mexico this week. The other members are Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.


The number of YouTube videos the Thai Ministry of Information requested Google to take down in 2011 for allegedly insulting the monarchy in violation of Thailand’s lèse-majesté law. Google complied with 100% of these requests, according to its Transparency Report, released June 18.


The percentage drop of America’s slice of the Asia-Pacific export market over the last decade, according to a fresh report released earlier this week.


Total number of self-immolations since February 2009 by Tibetans as of June 20, when two youths self-immolated in protest of Chinese rule.



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