Kransky / 2010 / Wikipedia (Identified economies which are the largest source of imports for country/economy denoted on map. Derived from WTO online data, public access 2010. )
The survey lists Japan and Germany as the two primary countries able to successfully supply China with advanced goods, in a large enough scale to help it build out its industrial economy. It also stated that the U.S. has been less interested in supplying industrial equipment, which stems in part from fears of its companies losing their competitive advantages if expertise is also exported.
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