Maps: Locations of U.S. Embassies And Consulates Closes

Last Sunday, the U.S. announced it would keep 15 embassies and consulates closing in the coming weeks, and would shut down another 4 embassies in Africa. Since the issue of global travel alert from the State Department last Friday, 21 diplomatic missions has been closed because of the potential al-Qaeda terrorist plot.

A custom Google Map has been created for displaying locations of 19 embassies and consulates are going to close this week, and you can click on the pins for details:
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Some sayings that the locations of closed embassies reveal possible clues for targeted attack locations. The Washington Post has also created a Heat Map for showcasing the relationship between population distribution of Muslim and locations of closed embassies.
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How do you think? Do you think the locations of closed embassies related to “Muslim World”? Do you think it can hint you the targeted locations?

Clickable Bubble Chart: China Global Investment

Nowadays, it is not surprised that China has expanded it’s investment all around the world, especially in the U.S. A clickable world map has been created by The Heritage Foundation for displaying China global investment to various countries from 2005 to the first half of 2013.

The report is presented in bubble chart style that larger bubble scale represents larger investment. You can click / select a country to see the investment details according to sectors and the investment trend all through the years.
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According to the report, it seems that China have invested over €50 billion in projects abroad, and we can see rising trend in Africa and South America regions.