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Countries that command cultural influence are often synonymous with fine food, fashion and easy living. They are trendsetters – the country equivalent of the cooler, older sibling. Their products have that certain “je ne sais quoi” that makes them fly a little faster off the shelves. Their music, television and movies are absorbed by other cultures, becoming part of a wider global conversation
I think we should look very, very closely at region/city rather than nation..
originally posted by: okrian
The countries listed are also the largest trading partners with China. So between that combined with them also the top 5 commanding cultural influence, it would also make sense that aside from business travel, tourism from China would be really high in those locations as well. In addition to visitations of shared families in those countries and back home in China. Assuming covid-19 originated in China, and knowing that it traveled through humans, this is truly the simplest of math.