Voters take note: China’s trade surplus with U.S. is shrinking

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Chinese exports have fallen for the seventh month in a row, and its year-to-date trade surplus with the U.S. has fallen by nearly 5 percent. Experts emphasize that overall economic balances are more important than individual trading balances, and that nothing in the short term is likely to change the basic reality that “China is efficient at producing consumer goods and the U.S. is prosperous enough to buy them.”

Credit: A statue of Yoda is displayed at the preview of the "Star Wars Vision' exhibition in Tokyo on April 28, 2015. Star Wars-related objects will be exhibited at the exhibition from April 29 through June 28, while the new Star Wars movie will be screening end of this year. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)