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In the US, ethnic minorities will make up the majority of the population by 2050: more than one third of primary school pupils are black or hispanic, up from 22 per cent in 1974. [Wall Street Journal, 3rd February 1997]

Twenty-five years ago, 25 per cent of Britons had been abroad on business or pleasure in the preceeding 2 years. Now the figure is 50 per cent. [Bob Tyrrell, Henley Centre]

Two thirds of Chinese overseas students fail to return to China after completing their education. [US Chronicle of Higher Education, 23rd January 1997]

A child born in New…

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