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China Relies on U.S., Allies for Hundreds of Products

  • Timothy W. Martin
| Aug. 09, 2023

China has at least a 70% dependence on the U.S. and its allies for more than 400 items, ranging from luxury goods to raw materials needed for Chinese industries, a new analysis of trade data has found. (...) The analysis, set to publish Wednesday in the International Security academic journal, uses data from the United Nations Comtrade database, which tracks official global trade statistics. China’s high-dependency exposure was calculated by bundling together trade activity from the U.S. and more than a dozen allies across a range of categories.

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Timothy W. Martin, “China Relies on U.S., Allies for Hundreds of Products,” Wall Street Journal, August 9, 2023,

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