"This report provides basic data and analysis of China's international trade with the United States and with the world. The purpose of this report is both to provide actual data and charts of China's merchandise trade, to highlight certain trends in the trade flows, and to briefly discuss policy options. Both Chinese and trading partner data are presented for China's trade with the United States, Japan, and the European Union. Charts showing import trends by sector for the United States highlight China's growing market shares in many industries and also show import shares for Japan, Canada, Mexico, the European Union, and ASEAN (Association for Southeast Asian Nations). Data on foreign direct investment in China also are included."
CRS Report for Congress, RL31403