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Trade war

Chinese travel to US dips for first time in 15 years

Trade war dents one of the most lucrative inflows of money

Chinese travel to the U.S. had grown for a decade and a half, bringing in huge amounts of revenue.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Amid the ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing, Chinese travelers to the U.S. have decreased for the first time since 2003, new government data shows.

Visitors from China numbered roughly 3 million in 2018, according to the U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office. The drop from the year-earlier 3.2 million broke a decade-plus trend of steady growth.

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