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34th: Japan's ranking on the World Bank's 2016 ease of doing business index

78th: China's ranking on the World Bank's 2016 ease of doing business index

50,000: The number of U.S. Jobs that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised to create through infrastructure investment

$647 million: The estimated value of a contract awarded to Chinese rail car manufacturer CRRC Corp to build 64 railway cars for the Los Angeles metro by September 2021

$1.3 billion: The value of a contract awarded to Chinese rail car manufacturer CRRC in 2016 to build rail cars for Chicago

$46 billion: Chinese foreign direct investment in the U.S. in 2016, according to the Rhodium Group

$50 billion: The amount that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised to invest in U.S. infrastructure

$1 trillion: The amount that the Trump Administration plans to spend on U.S. Infrastructure

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