It was easy for Xi Jinping’s handlers to choose Seattle as the first stop on his journey to America. Mr. Xi wants to demonstrate that China Inc. is still booming despite the slowdown. He probably figures he will get fewer questions in Seattle about his economic decisions, which are raising concerns in American boardrooms, than in the nation's capital, where he arrives on Thursday.
Washington State, the manufacturing base for Boeing, exports more to China than to any other state, and Cosco, the Chinese shipping giant, keeps the Port of Tacoma bustling.
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