We came across some interesting facts about the Port of Seattle in a Press Announcement which went out recently as the Port marks the 30th anniversary of its relationship with number one trade partner, China. China's trade relationship with the Port of Seattle began in 1980. 20 years later, Washington’s trade with China grossed $13 billion. In 2008 it grossed a whopping $40 billion.
Today, 40 percent of the Port of Seattle’s trade volume is made up from imports and exports with China.
For a primer on the difference between the two written dialects of the Chinese - Traditional vs. Simplified, click here.
For more facts regarding the relationship between Port of Seattle and China, click here.