Another unwarranted accusation made by Washington is that trading with China is slashing jobs in the United States. According to a report released by the US-China Business Council, China-US trade has supported almost 2.6 million jobs in the United States across a range of industries.
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Doug Barry, a spokesman for the U.S.-China Business Council, said that many jobs are at risk in the escalation of tariffs, particularly in the agricultural sector. "We grow protein for world markets and cannot consume it all domestically," Barry said. "Our farmers must have access to global markets, and China is by far the biggest."
“Forty percent of jobs in the state depend on trade. In Snohomish County, where I was born and raised, 60 percent of all jobs are tied to trade,” he said. According to a recent report from the US-China Business Council, Washington State’s goods exports to China in 2018 totaled US$12.1 billion, down 12.4 percent from 2017, due to headwinds from the US-China trade dispute. The report also showed the state’s goods exports to China surged by 108 percent from 2009 to 2018, while its goods exports to the rest...