A group of Chinese tourists at the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington DC on August 24, 2016. As many as 3 million Chinese tourists visited the United States, spending US$33 billion, more than the spending by Canadian and Mexican tourists combined. Photo: Washington Post/Jabin Botsford.
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Mr Trump, as you ponder a China trade war, count the US$33 billion Chinese tourists spent in America

Back-of-the-envelope arithmetic shows that for every 1 million Chinese who skip the US for holidays elsewhere, America’s economy loses US$11 billion in revenue, as 8.6 million jobs depend directly on tourism

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A group of Chinese tourists at the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington DC on August 24, 2016. As many as 3 million Chinese tourists visited the United States, spending US$33 billion, more than the spending by Canadian and Mexican tourists combined. Photo: Washington Post/Jabin Botsford.
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