Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has been mocked by critics for shouting that China is “killing us” economically, but a new analysis of U.S.-China trade shows that the trade gap isn’t just at a historic high, but that the imbalance is the widest for any bilateral trade, ever.
According to the website Howmuch.net, the U.S. exported $116 billion to China in 2015, the same year China exported $481 billion to the United States, producing that $365 billion gap.
And it found that the gap is growing so fast that it will “almost quintuple” over the next 15 years.
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