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Asian Factoids: Spring, 1998

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Expatriate Americans in Asia
Note: Figures are for 1996 and exclude U.S. government employees and military personnel and their families.

Philippines 118,000
Japan 73,300
Hong Kong 40,800
Taiwan 36,600
S. Korea 35,500
Source: U.S. government

To Get Rich is Glorious
Percentage of China’s urban households owning:

Color television 90.8
Refrigerator 88.7
Washing machine 87.3
Private housing 32.6
Video camera 28.6
Air-conditioner 28.3
Source: China: The Consumer Revolution by Li Conghua (1997)