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Topic - Eric Jay Dolin
For centuries, the United States and China have had a multifaceted relationship. These two countries, with different histories, political systems and traditions, have traded goods, traveled the high seas and increased their economic and military might. While the mystery and intrigue of those early meetings has long since past, the nations regularly meet along the road to power and success -- and this will continue for the foreseeable future.
As Mr. Dolin writes, while this "was just a coincidence, it was particularly fitting that the infant nation's first foray to the Far East should have commenced on the birthday of the man who had done more to found the United States than any other person."
Mr. Dolin writes, "New ships had to be built for the burgeoning China trade, bringing shipyards back to life and employing thousands of men in various trades."