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Trade with Beijing a boon to employment in US state

The US state of Oregon is experiencing record exports and growing imports from China despite tensions between the United States and China.

China is Oregon's largest trading partner, and the state is China's fourth-largest source for imports. Last year, Oregon's exports to China were worth about $9.5 billion, an increase of 32 percent on 2019, the Oregon governor's office said.

The state's first congressional district, which covers part of the city of Portland, exported $7.5 billion worth of goods to China last year, more than any of the other 434 congressional districts that elect members to the US House of Representatives, said the 2021 District Export Report, published by the US-China Business Council recently.

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