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Understanding China’s Rise as a Trade Power

by Michael McLaughlin
Graph showing that China has the highest share of U.S. imports.

The Wall Street Journal has created several visualizations illustrating China’s rise to become the predominant source of the United States’ manufactured imports. The visualizations show China’s growth from providing mainly commodity and low-value products such as woven baskets in the 1980s to its current dominance of providing more low-and high-tech goods to the United States than the next six countries combined. This includes squeezing out countries such as Japan, Canada, and Mexico in the race to export high-tech products such as communication equipment to the United States.

Take a look.

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