Daily Archives: February 22, 2014

Think China Trade is New? Think Again!

The first ship to trade with China, the Empress of China, set sail from New York 230 years ago today, transporting the first official representatives of the American government to Canton.

The outsourcing craze to China may be relatively recent, but American trade with China began a mere 8 years after they declared independence and within a year of Great Britain accepting that the United States was an independent nation.