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The impact of Chinese trade on the U.S. economy fueled Trump’s popularity among disillusioned and unemployed Americans

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
esearchers found that after China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, U.S. congressional districts that saw more competition as a result of Chinese imports became increasingly polarized politically. Of the 100 most-affected counties, Donald Trump won 89 of them in the Republican primary races this year.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.