The Saturday Evening Post History Minute: Our 100-Year-Old Trade War with China

In 1905, U.S. restrictions on Chinese immigration led to a boycott of American goods that ultimately reshaped the world’s economy.

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In 1905, U.S. restrictions on Chinese immigration led to a boycott of American goods that ultimately reshaped the world’s economy.

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  1. Another excellent Saturday Evening Post Minute feature here, this one focusing on the trade war and economics. It’s still closely tied in with The Chinese Exclusion Act though, the subject of a recent Ben Railton Post online feature and PBS documentary.

    It must also be remembered President Nixon’s lasting socio-economic accomplishments with his unprecedented trip to China in early 1972. He and Henry Kissinger laid the ground work for it in 1971, and it remains one of the greatest Presidential accomplishments in American history.

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