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USA Report - California Edition

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Trade continues to grow stronger

Hong Kong's symbiotic relationship with the United States stretches back a long way. American merchants were among the first to start trading in Hong Kong in the wake of Britain hoisting the Union Jack in 1841, and Chinese miners joined the California gold rush at the end of that decade in the thousands, many of them prospering. Since then, the exchanges of people and goods have strengthened the ties across the Pacific Ocean.