I've been trying to educate myself about world economics. Didn't the U.S have a trade embargo against China at sometime in history? I don't mean the arms embargo; I mean a total ban on Chinese imports. Wasn't there a ban sometime around when Nixon was president? Wasn't there also a ban sometime during the U.S/Korean war? Was there a ban sometime during World War II also? I can't find any information from Google except about the U.S/China arms embargo.