Visualizing the US/China Trade Relationship

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Thu, May 14th, 2009 07:42 by capnasty NEWS

Not everything is made in China. In fact the US manufactures and exports almost as much as China but it consumes a great deal more. Hence, the trade imbalance. What?s interesting is exactly what the US imports, stuff like machinery and toys and as much steel and iron as it does shoes. And what we export ? high-tech stuff like airplanes and medical equipment and, for some reason, 7 billion dollars worth of oleaginous fruit which is used to make cooking oil, presumably for Chinese food.

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