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.
Understanding China’s Rise as a Trade Power
Michael McLaughlin is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He researches and writes about a variety of issues related to information technology and Internet policy, including digital platforms, e-government, and artificial intelligence. Michael graduated from Wake Forest University, where he majored in Communication with Minors in Politics and International Affairs and Journalism. He received his Master’s in Communication at Stanford University, specializing in Data Journalism.
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